Staying illness and disease free is a huge part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Prevention is key but what do you do when you feel like you are getting sick? These days, we are being encouraged more and more to avoid antibiotics unless it’s truly necessary because of the problems they can create throughout our bodies. This has led to a refocus on natural remedies, both on an individual and research basis.
I would like you to meet Oil of Oregano. Oil of Oregano is an aromatic herb extract that has a suggested use as an anti-microbial and anti-bacterial agent. It may be helpful for respiratory conditions, colds, gastrointestinal issues, muscle aches, rheumatoid arthritis, and toothaches.
Oil of oregano is manufactured by distilling the oil from the plants. The strains Origanum Vulgare and Thymus Capitatus are suggested to have the most beneficial properties for medicinal use (check your labels before you buy). Interesting research has been done that suggests the properties in Oil of Oregano can be helpful in food preservation, killing certain parasites in humans and as a natural LDL cholesterol inhibitor.
Oil of Oregano is an extract that can be purchased in liquid form and in capsules. Usually, if you buy the extract in liquid form, it is suggested that you dilute it in a carrier oil such as olive oil. It can also be added to a natural household cleaner mix for its natural anti-microbial properties. It is not suggested for daily use but rather it is suggested to be used in acute situations such as when you feel a cold or other illness coming on.
Adding oil of oregano to your arsenal of natural remedies is a good idea, especially at this time of year. Remember to always do your own research first to learn more and see if it is appropriate for you, and always consult a doctor if you have any allergies or are taking any medications.