Oil of Oregano Guide

Oil of oregano has significant antibiotic properties. Here are five creative ways to stay healthy using this natural oil.

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Make a spot treatment for your skin: Because of its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, some experts have advocated the use oil of oregano to treat skin conditions like acne and rosacea. Combine equal amounts of oregano oil and olive or coconut oil and apply it to your problem areas with a cotton swab before you go to bed. Let it soak in, but don’t use it directly on any broken skin like cuts or scrapes.

Use it to brush your teeth: Oil of oregano also contains thymol, an ingredient used in many mouthwashes to combat bacteria, plaque and bad breath. Try adding a drop or two of oil of oregano on your toothbrush with or without toothpaste.

Take it for your tummy: Animal studies suggest that oregano and oregano oil can help fight parasitic infections and reduce infectious diarrhea. It may also affect the digestive ecosystem and alter the stomach's emptying rate. Adults over 18 can try capsules that contain 45 mg of pure oil of oregano once daily with meals.

Anyone with an oregano allergy should not use oil of oregano. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid oil of oregano, as it has not been tested in pregnant women. Always talk to your doctor before trying a new supplement or remedy.