When American soldiers stationed in Europe returned from WWII, many of them brought back oregano, which they called the "pizza herb". It soon gained popularity throughout the country not only on pizza, but also on pasta, roasted vegetables, marinades, salad dressings, and much more. Oregano may be great for food, but can also have tremendous therapeutic benefits. It has long been revered as a symbol of happiness for the ancient Greeks and Romans, whose name means "mountain of joy".
How Powerful Can It Be, and What Are The Benefits?
Oregano oil is one of natures most potent antibiotics. Some studies have even shown it to be more effective than nearly all of the most popular antibiotics on the market today. This is one of the reasons it can be so helpful in warding off a variety of sickness and ailments including the common cold, bacterial and fungal infections, respiratory infections, and even helping to fight cancer. Oregano also contains rosmarinic acid, a potent antioxidant, which is yet another reason why it also provides significant help to the immune system. It has one of the highest antioxidant activity ratings of any naturally occurring substances.
How Should I Consume It?
Aside from using oregano oil for cooking, there are many other ways to take advantage of its tremendous benefits. The simplest way to take oregano oil is via a supplement. It comes in soft capsules much the same as fish oil.
Here are a Few Other Simple But Effective Uses:
- Dilute the oil (1 drop of oregano oil and 1 drop of a carrier oil) and place it under your tongue.
- Rub 1-3 drops on the exterior of the ear for an ear infection.
- Add a few drops to a pot of steaming water to help with sinus infections and colds. Breathe in carefully.
As always, use caution when using something new like oregano oil for the first time. Oregano oil is particularly strong. It can cause skin and mucus membrane irritation if used in high concentrations. This is why it is best when used with a carrier oil. However, when used correctly it can have tremendous benefits. I hope you find it as beneficial as I have in warding off sickness and disease. Along with regular chiropractic adjustments, a multivitamin, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, and a healthy lifestyle, it is one of the reasons I continue to...