Oregano as an herbal supplement has been found to have many health and healing benefits. In fact, this powerful oil has been used since ancient times, for medicinal purposes, and the herb is even a symbol of happiness in Greek mythology. This amazing natural supplement can be taken orally, as a capsule, or as an essential oil for external use or aromatherapy.
One of the main benefits of oregano oil is its amazing healing properties thanks to its high levels of the compounds' carvacrol, thymol, and terpinene. These compounds have been found to act as a natural antibiotic, which is super important in relation to gut health. Frequent use of manufactured antibiotics disrupts the normal balance of healthy bacteria in the gut. Antibiotics not only kill the bad bacteria but also the good bacteria in the gut, resulting in yeast taking over. Low fiber and high sugar diets, as well as too much stress, can also lead to yeast overload. These high levels of yeast in the body can result in chronic illnesses and symptoms including allergies, inflammation, joint problems, unhealthy digestive symptoms, and more.
Most doctors tend to ignore the issues yeast overload can lead to and its symptoms are similar to many other conditions making it hard to diagnose. Common symptoms include chronic fatigue, bloating and gas, cramps, frequent yeast or bladder infections, thyroid dysfunction, and mood changes. Symptoms tend to vary person to person so it’s important to take into consideration your history and frequency of antibiotic use. Keeping your gut healthy, and not killing off all its good bacteria with unnatural antibiotics and an unhealthy diet is a key to your overall health. Oil of oregano’s antifungal and antibacterial properties makes it an amazing natural remedy.
On top of its natural antibiotic properties, research shows oregano oil has a wide range of benefits and uses including:
Antioxidant properties: A 2017 study found that oregano essential oil can help treat fevers and respiratory symptoms associated with the flu. When diffused, it can help clear up sinuses and reduce coughs.
Helping reduce indigestion and gastrointestinal illness: especially when taken orally and with a probiotic. The oil can help restore healthy bacteria while fighting off pathogens.
Skin treatment: when diluted and applied to the skin, research suggests the oil can help treat fungal and bacterial infections. It can be used to help treat acne, athletes’ foot, canker sores, muscle soreness, and rosacea.
Anti-inflammatory properties: research shows that the oil of oregano helps reduce inflammatory markers in the blood and helps control yeast. Lower cholesterol: the carvacrol and thymol compounds have been found to lower cholesterol.
Cancer-fighting properties: studies of oil of oregano’s main component, carvacrol, may help to inhibit cancer cell growth and cause cancer cell death.
This simple oil has so many different uses that lead to amazing results. Its filled with antioxidants (more than most fruits and veggies) and thanks to the various powerful compounds found in it, can be a great natural treatment to many common health issues. There’s really aren’t many conditions oil of oregano can’t benefit. Its natural antibacterial and antifungal properties keep you healthy while protecting your gut from yeast overload. Make sure if you give it a try to always dilute it with water or coconut oil! * Don’t use if pregnant or breastfeeding or if you are allergic to mint, sage, basil or lavender.