Oil of Oregano has anti-viral action, making it effective in combating viral ailments such as the common cold, flu, warts, shingles and herpes virus..
Properties and Usage
Immune system stimulant
Oregano oil has been proven in European studies to be a potent immune booster., Wild Oil of Oregano is effective in boosting the body's natural immunity. Use a couple of drops a day to rcharge your immune system and maintain good health.
For those interested in taking my Herbalist Classes by distance or locally, or taking part in my Herbal Forum, you will learn ways to make yourself forumlas for your immune system to keep yourself healthy all winter. And formulas for helping you get better from colds & flu. You'll learn how to make formulas for yourself, family, pets & clients, bases on a person's specific symptoms of their constitution (body type).
I've been using a lot more of our local plants in the last few months.
To help my immune system this fall & winter, I’ve been harvesting mostly from various trees & stuff that grows on trees and having great results. There’s still a lot to harvest out there even though it is winter.
I usually go through our rainy winters with a low grade feeling coming down with a cold. And holding classes in prevous winters has been hard, I seem to catch a cold from students who are even slightly sick.
Using local plants has really begun to change all that. Plus I have been choosing my herbs based on my constitution, so now I am choosing the right herbs for what is going on in my body. My new herbs courses will be based on this knowledge. For all my herbs students who didn't get to learn this (or others who already have a basis in herbal knowledge), I'll be offering this as distance learning on my forum in Feb & March.
My forum is here if you want to sign up & get to know how to use it:
Anyway, I found that some of the local trees are a huge help with the immune system. When I've been going on walks I pick bits to dry & add to my morning tea, and have made a few tinctures.
I have been making my morning teas different as well. Instead of an infusion, I have been adding the herbs to a pot of water & simmering it gently for about 10 minutes, so a gentle decoction is more what it is. This extracts more constituents from the plants.
The other thing I have noticed when choosing plants based on your constitution is that you need way less of the remedy. You only need to use a few drops of tincture to kind of wake your body up to do its own healing. So instead of taking a whole bunch of herb to counteract some ailment, you are choosing herbs based on several factors & using a tiny bit to get your body to heal itself. This method also incorporates the taste of the plants & you feel like you are getting to know the plants better, by really tasting them.
That is part of what I teach my herb students: getting to know the herbs on many levels. If you buy a capsule with powdered herbs inside you have no idea what the plant looks likes or tastes like. I believe it is important to your healing & to becoming knowledgeable about the plant and to experience them as much as possible. This includes seeing them growing in all seasons outside, seeing what the plant looks like dried, and tasting the plant as an infusion. What I want to instil in my students is a good basis of herbal knowledge from which to branch out & make herbalism your own. And a few ways to really deepen your knowledge with the plants & get to know your local plants.
ok, back to Oil of Oregano:
Anti-inflammatory and analgesic/anesthetic (Pain reliever)
Oil of Oregano can be used externally as an anti-inflammatory and and for its anesthetic action. Applied externally, the oil deeply penetrates tissues and in so doing, brings relief and speeds healing and reduces the pain of bruises, sprains, torn and sore muscles, tendonitis, cramps, carpal tunnel syndrome and other similar injuries. Arthritis responds well to this treatment. A topical rub can be made by mixing some Oil of Oregano with cocoa butter.
In the 2010 Herbalist Course we made an amazing liniment that is sprayed onto the skin for sore joint & muscles. It works amazing well. It is in a rubbing alcohol base & has quite a few herbs in it, some were harvested locally. I've used it a lot on sore joints & muscles, a fatty cyst (which decreased in size rapidly in a week, and the client had had this cyst for a year), also on a severely bruised toe to take down swelling, reduce pain & reduce bruising. I share this recipe in my Herbal Forum & during my Herbalist Courses.
and once again, back to OIl of Oregano:
Candida is a fungus that infects millions of people. Wild Oil of oregano contains powerful antifungal agents that eliminate candida effectively and safely. Take 1-3 drops 3 times daily. Continue the treatment for as long as necessary.
Nail fungus, which is particularly stubborn and hard to get rid of has a powerful enemy in Oregano oil. Wash and dry the nails. Soak them with the Wild Oil of Oregano twice daily. Take 1-3 drops of the Oil of Oregano 3 times daily. Some cases may need more aggressive treatment by filling a gel cap with the oil and taking that once a day with a meal. Continue treatment for 6 months.
Athlete's foot: Oregano oil's effectiveness in fighting fungal infections such as athlete's foot make it a must in the locker room. Apply the oil topically to the feet.
For any of these fungal conditions please look to your diet and cut out refined sugars especially. Take some Bio K or other pro-biotic and lots of raw garlic. Get on an anti candida diet.
Head lice and scabies.: Parasites such as head lice and scabies are no match for Oregano oil's powerful antiparasitic properties. Add a few drops to a tablespoon of shampoo to wash hair and scalp. Add a couple of drops to a tablespoon of vegetable oil to apply to hair after shampoo or to other affected areas. Add a dropperfull to laundry soap to disinfect clothes.
Cryptosporidium, giardia etc.: Add a drop to water that may be unsafe to protect yourself from parasites such as cryptosporidium and giardia as well as bacterial infection. Take 1-3 drops up to 3 times a day to clear yourself of parasites. I also recommend doing the Dr. Schulze bowel cleanse. I have his manual posted, and teach how to make his formulas during my Herbal Courses.
Antibiotic like action
Use it topically and internally for any kind of infection. If you dont' like the taste of it, get some empty capsules & just add a few drops to a capsule when you are ready to take it.
Teeth and Gums: Oregano oil gives effective relief to toothaches by killing the bacteria causing the pain. Apply the oil directly to the infected tooth. Gum disease can be halted by using Wild Oil of Oregano in the mouth. The oil may be applied to infected gums with a Q-tip or a drop can be placed on your toothbrush before brushing the teeth. Regular treatment will vastly improve oral health and hygiene.
I've been making a great tooth powder:
Food poisoning: Salmonella and E. coli have been found on meat, but also on vegetables as lettuce and sprouts, which can result in food poisoning. Restaurant foods may often be contaminated due to poor hygiene of employees or lack of proper washing of the produce. Use oil of oregano if you have been exposed to food poisoning.
Natural antibiotics like Oil of Oregano do not induce antibiotic resistance as do the patented antibiotic drugs. Use Oil of Oregano to boost your immune system and to kill off unfriendly bacteria. This natural remedy provides defense against biological toxins.
Colds, flu, shingles and herpes: At the first sign of a viral infection such as colds, flu, herpes, shingles etc., take the maximum internal dosage immediately. In the case of herpes or shingles it is best to apply the oil directly to the spot where tingling may be felt before an outbreak. This will often prevent the outbreak. Due to the heat sensation, oil of oregano should not be used on sensitive skin areas or mucous membranes. Do not use on sensitive tissue unless it is very well diluted by adding a drop or two of wild Oil of Oregano to a tablespoon of olive oil. Then test with a small amount first.
When treated at the first sign of symptoms, most viral conditions will be rendered harmless.
Warts can be treated by applying the Oil of Oregano directly to the wart with cotton wool. It is best to leave the soaked cotton on the wart as long as possible. Repeat this 2 or 3 times a day and take 3 drops under the tongue three times a day for a few months.
Warts also respond (slowly) to daily use of burdock as a tea of tincture.
Oregano oil is capable of neutralizing venomous bites, making it invaluable in the wilderness or when traveling abroad. It's an effective first aid treatment for venomous bites of all varieties including bees, snakes and spiders. Oregano oil is also useful for preventing infection from animal bites and other puncture wounds. It reduces inflammation and stops the pain associated with bites and stings. Apply directly to stings or bites. The oil will penetrate into the wound and neutralize toxins and pathogens. Take a few drops internally to amplify the effect.
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