Using Oregano Oil for Common Problems

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In a past post about oregano oil, I discussed its germ-killing, anti-inflammatory, and pain relieving properties. Now, I’d like to cover how it can be used to address a wide range of problems. Here’s a guide to help you get the most out of this wonderful oil.

Aches and Pains

Whether arthritis, backaches, bursitis, carpal tunnel, fibromyalgia, sore muscles, and sports injuries, oil of oregano can be used topically to penetrate the skin and help relieve the pain that may be causing your issue. Rub a 50/50 mixture of organic oregano oil and organic olive oil onto the affected areas.

Cold Prevention and Treatment

When you begin to notice that itchy feeling in the back of your throat and feel a cold is on its way, place 3-6 drops of oil in an empty capsule and take 2-3x daily just before meals every day for 5-10 days.

Digestive Issues

Place 3-6 drops of oil in an empty capsule and take 2-3x daily, just before meals. The high levels of thymol and carvacrol found in the oil can help to calm upset stomachs and assist with digestion.

Ear Infection

Rub a 50/50 mixture of organic oregano oil and organic olive oil on the outside of the ear. For children, a 25% oregano oil and 75% olive oil mix should be used. Never put oregano oil directly in the ear canal!

Insect Bites and Stings

Preparing for a hike? Take along a 50/50 mixture of organic oregano oil and olive oil. It can help neutralize and extract the venom from any insect bite or sting, and may even assist with allergic reactions from wasp or bee stings. Simply apply to the swollen area.

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