Oregano oil has been used for centuries to help with many different diseases and symptoms.
It’s full of great vitamins and minerals.
It has both anti-fungal and antiviral properties.
- Magnesium (reduces muscle tension, can aid with stress, helpful when in pain such as migraines. It improves sleep and regulates blood pressure)
- Zinc (helps the immune and digestive system)
- Iron (promotes a proper growth of the human body. Provides life-giving oxygen through organ systems via the blood. Vitamin C help the absorption of iron)
- Vitamin C and E (together, these vitamins help to keep the cardiovascular system healthy and strengthens the immune system)
- Calcium (important for strong bones and teeth. It also might ahve a role in managing blood pressure, regulating muscle contraction including the heart, and might also have importance in preventing breast and colon cancer)
- Potassium Copper (its primary functions in the body include building muscle, synthesizing proteins and maintain the total volume of body fluid)
- Manganese (necessary for development, metabolism, and the antioxidant system)
- Niacin (improves cholesterol levels, and lower cardiovascular risks, but to improve the cholesterol levels you need to have quite high doses of it, which can cause liver damage, glucose intoleranse and gastrointestinal problems…)
And what are the uses of Oregano Oil?
- To treat coughs, asthma, croup and bronchitis
- Good for Gastrointestinal disorders: heartburn, bloating, parasites and bacteria
- Some studies say it has a strong fight against Candida, becuase of its anti-fungal properties
- Can aid in menstrual cramps
- Also help fight off headaches
- Can treat earaches
- Applied to skin for acne, warts, ringworms, psoriasis, muscle pain, tootache, and gum disease
- It’s a natural insect repellent
Oregano Oil is very strong! You only need a few drops diluted in water or more oil.
If you use pure oregano oil, that is oil obtained from the oregano leafs, you absolutely need to dilute it, or it will be too strong. The taste isn’t very great, even though it is oregano.Oregano oil is meant for more acute conditions, and not for long/time use, because it is so strong.
Also, not everyone is supposed to take oregano oil; especially not children, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, people with high blood pressure or a heart condition.As with ANY natural remedy…if you talk to a physician, let them know you’re taking the oil, in case they prescribe medication to you which interact with the oil.
So how do you make this oil yourself?
- Oregano leafs
- Olive Oil
Wash it using a strainer.
I then placed the leafs on paper towels for a while, and also placed them in the oven for about 30 min on 50 degrees C (122 F) to dry them out a bit more.
I placed the leafs in a plastic bag and banged on the bag for a bit to get some oil form the leafs.
I heated the olive oil. Not boiling!
I places the leafs in a glass jar and added the oil. Stired a bit.
Place the jar in a sunny window for 2 weeks before using. Shake every few days.
Once the two weeks are up, strain the oil and place it in a cool and dry place.
To help preserve the oil, add a couple of drops of grapefruit seed oil.
So head out in to the garden or the supermarket, and get yourself an oregano plant. You can also use dried oregano.