We all have our old favourites when it comes to a cold cure for winter bugs. But I wanted to share my recent discovery. Oregano Oil is simply a fantastic addition to your home medicine kit with so many health benefits .
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There’s nothing new about oregano oil. Essential oils have been around since medicine began, but I think sometimes the oldest and most effective remedies get overshadowed by our modern lives.
The strong antibacterial, antiviral and anti fungal properties come from a naturally occurring, active ingredient in oregano oil called Carvacrol. This powerful ingredient offers a wide range of health benefits and is said to be just as effective as antibiotics but without any of the undesirable side effects.
It’s important to go for a good quality oil , with a 65%-85% carvacrol content, but also remember that it is very potent, and much too strong to apply or ingest without being considerably diluted. Don’t be tempted to think that the extra strength will be a good thing, as it will be an irritant. Mix it well with either olive oil, coconut oil or in a small glass of water and use carefully, it will then have the pleasant aromatic flavour of oregano so familiar in Italian food.
Natural antibiotic – Taken internally 4 drops to a little water, or blend with some softened coconut oil, it’s an effective alternative to avoid the negative impact of antibiotics.
Nature’s cold cure, and sees off sore throats and sinus infections – Dilute 4 drops in a small glass of water or mixed with a spoonful of coconut oil. Gargle a little and then swallow – the sore throat will be gone in the morning!
Get rid of chest infections and bronchitis – Again, taken in water, or added to a steam inhalation for really effective weapon against these debilitating respiratory conditions.
Effective against candida and yeast infections when combined with probiotics and an anti-candida diet. A healthy way to treat these complaints and assist the body to correct it’s natural balance without drugs.
Use to treat toenail fungus and athletes foot when mixed with a little coconut oil and applied directly (twice daily) to affected areas. A great natural alternative to the many ineffective remedies for this annoying condition.
Calms redness and allergies as it has powerful ant-inflammatory property too and is great for rebalancing the body.
Powerful antibacterial cleanser – It can be very effective when used in the home for it’s antibacterial properties, providing protection against germs when there’s sickness about.