10 Amazing Benefits Of Oregano Oil
Heard of oregano oil but not sure what it is, what it does, and what its benefits are? In this article, Beauty and Tips takes a look at 10 amazing benefits of this essential oil.
You may have heard of the oregano herb, especially if you enjoy pizza and pasta. Oregano is a Mediterranean herb that is a common feature on Italian dishes. Uses mostly in its dry form, it adds a kick to meals.
But oregano doesn’t just excite our taste buds. Its leaves are rich in compounds that are biological active, and which bring with them benefits to us humans. They contain the likes of cymene, terpinene, and thymol, all of which bring with them useful benefits.
Oregano is also rich in oleanolic and ursolic acids, which improve our cell physiology.
This neat little oil is an absolute babe when it comes to helping us out. If you’ve been thinking of adding oregano essential oil to your shopping cart, let’s take a look at 10 of the oils’ benefit.
Oregano Oil Can Soothe An Upset Stomach
Upset stomachs are horrible! When your stomach is aching, you don’t really feel like doing anything. You especially don’t feel like eating!
Sore tummies are nothing new. The poor ancient Greeks had to deal with upset stomachs over two-thousand years ago. Without pills and a clinic to turn to for help, they had to curl up in a ball and deal with their sore stomachs alone.
Well, they did until a bright soul realised that oregano tea can help to soothe a sore stomach!
Because of the anti-microbial activity in oregano essential oil, it can combat the chief cause of upset stomachs – indigestion, ingestion of allergens or toxins, and bacterial infections.
It also has anti-inflammatory properties that are perfect at soothing an inflamed stomach lining, making you feel much better.
Oregano Oil Supports Your Immune System
Many of us don’t pay attention to our immune system most of the time. If it’s working perfectly, why would we pay it any attention? It’s just like breathing. We breathe in and out without ever thinking about it.
Until things go wrong, of course.
To make sure that your immune system doesn’t break down so that you start to notice it, adding oregano oil to your daily routine is an ace idea. Its agents help to combat nasty organisms that are intent on doing as much damage to your body’s HQ as possible.
Oregano Oil Can Eliminate Intestinal Worms
God forbid you ever have intestinal worms. But they do occur. And when they get into your system, they like to strike with a vengeance.
Such evil worms!
However, intestinal worms are very rare in humans and much more common in dogs. If your pet dog ever suffers from intestinal worms, you can improve their condition by adding oregano oil to a small dose of cod liver oil.
If you do happen to be struck down by intestinal worms – or if your kids get an attack of the worms – you can add a few drops of oregano essential oil to a cup of ginger tea.
To make it more palatable for your kids, add a few drops to a glass of lemonade.
Oregano Oil Can Put You In A Good Mood
Intestinal worms can put you in a really bad mood, but oregano oil can put you in a fab one!
Being happy is – unfortunately – not always as simple as just smiling more. Sometimes, the chemicals in our mind and nervous system are so unbalanced and broken that we need to make more effort to fix them.
Using oregano essential oil can help because it’s rich in special compounds, such as thymol and carvacrol. Both of these can – at least in theory – have a positive impact on both your mind and nervous system.
Oregano Oil Can Calm Allergies
Got an allergy that’s flared up? Thanks to its anti-allergenic properties, oregano essential oil can calm your symptoms down.
Oregano Oil Can Relive Respiratory Issues
The older we get, the more problems that seem to befall us. One of these is respiratory problems.
As you probably know, there are many herbal remedies for respiratory issues. What you might not have known is that oregano essential oil is one of the most popular, as well as one of the most powerful.
Oregano oil goes to war with the flu, attacking it and destroying it. It works in a similar way with respirator infections.
Oregano Oil Is A Good Digestive Aid
Good health begins with your diet. A healthier diet means a healthier gut, which means a healthier you.
If you eat a poor diet, your gut will be swimming with all kinds of nasty bacteria that can really mess you up. It can cause weight gain, fatigue, skin conditions and lots of other stuff.
There are many ways you can clean up your gastrointestinal tract, and oregano oil is just one of them. We also suggest that you pop down to your local health food shop and invest in an oxygen-derived colon cleanser.
Oregano Oil Can Soothe Menstrual Issues
When it comes to that time of the month, life can be pretty lousy. We’re in pain, we’re uncomfortable, and we’re irritable. We’re just not ourselves!
Fortunately, there are ways to relieve menstrual problems, and oregano essential oil is one of them. It promotes more blood flow, and doesn’t cause any issues in pregnant women.
The best way to use it is to add a few drops to a cup of ginger tea.
Oregano Oil Has Anti-Fungal Properties
Fungi can really mess you up bad once it’s in your system and allowed to run wild. It can cause infections in your ear, throat and nose, all of which are nasty and potentially life threatening.
Oregano essential oil, because it’s anti-fungal, can shut these infections down before they get started.
Oregano Oil Reduces Your Risk Of Chronic Disease
A chronic disease is usually something that’s taken years to develop, and which is here to stay once it’s here – such as heart disease, cancer and obesity.
Oregano essential oil can’t prevent these major health issues all by itself. But it can help to reduce your risk of developing them. For a healthier, better quality of life, add oregano oil to your warm drinks as much as possible.
Stay happy and healthy!