Oregano oil has a lot of health benefits but it’s well known for its respiratory and immune system health benefits. Oregano is a perennial herb and also a member of the mount family. It is typically used in a variety of prepared dishes. But it’s well known for its antibacterial, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral and immune stimulating.
To obtain oregano oil, the flowers and leaves of the wild oregano plant are harvested when the oil content of the plant is at its highest, and then distilled. The finished product is golden to dark yellow.
Oregano oil can also be used for colds, viruses, yeast infection, UTI’s, bronchitis, croup, gingivitis, ringworm, sinus infections, killing parasites, treating foot or nail fungus and even destroy or shrink tumors. Like the fresh herb, oregano oil has very high amounts of antioxidants. It is often used internally during illness, and externally for skin infections, it is also important that it is diluted at all times due to its potency.
A recent study from the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Georgetown University Medical Center, stated the following in regard to the role of essential oils for infections:
“New, safe antimicrobial agents are needed to prevent and overcome severe bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. Based on our previous experience and that of others, we postulated that herbal essential oils, such as those of origanum (oregano oil)…offer such possibilities.”
When using oregano oil to cleanse the lungs, the directions should go as following:
1. Put water in your mouth
2. Add 3 drops of oregano oil
3. Swallow and drink more water behind it
4. This should be done 3 times a week.