My mother has been raving about Oil of Oregano, which is different than the oregano you shake on your pizza, for several months now. I decided to do a little investigating to see exactly what benefits one can derive from this all-natural supplement.
According to the Global Healing Center, Oil of Oregano has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-microbial properties. It can even prevent certain illness when used over the course of time.
My sister and I decided to purchase a bottle of Oil of Oregano in liquid form and give it a try. My mother drips a few drops under her tongue each day, but does admit to adding it to my nephew’s juice because it is very hot. We decided to simply add it to 1 Tablespoon of water and swallow it down. We did it together on a count of three. Everything that touched that spoonful of water instantly went on fire. It was 20 minutes later before I could feel my lips and throat again. It is a good thing this very beneficial supplement is sold in capsule form because there is no chance I’ll be taking it in liquid form every again!
Some things Oil of Oregano are said to aid in are the common cold, sinus congestion, skin infections, and digestion. It also prevents food poisoning, prevents bacterial infections, prohibits the growth of parasites, and is even sometimes used as a pain reliever.
- Women who are pregnant should not use Oil of Oregano. It can stop the body from absorbing the amount of iron it needs on a daily basis.
- Individuals who are allergic to sage, basil, and mint may also be allergic to Oil of Oregano.