Oregano oil is one of the world’s most potent essential oils. It was traditionally used as an antibacterial, anti-fungal, antiseptic and antiviral agent. It was also known to strengthen the immune system and reduce inflammation.
Now, recent studies show that oregano oil is more powerful that prescription antibiotics. In fact, oregano oil has three times more antioxidants than blueberries and eight times more antioxidants than apples.
Prescription antibiotics catastrophe
Research shows that a third of people given antibiotics don’t need them. Well, antibiotic resistance (which by the way kills 700,000 people each year) shouldn’t be your only worry.
Overuse of antibiotics has been proven to cause leaky gut, damage good bacteria, and hinder absorption of nutrients into the body.
Chances are you’re taking antibiotics when you don’t really need them.
Antibiotic power of oregano oil
According to this study, oregano essential oil can help to treat bacterial infections. In fact, oregano was found to have strong antibacterial properties against 5 different bacteria.
In another study, researchers found that oregano oil was more potent that most antibiotics. And they also discovered that it can kill cancer cells in different cancers.
More studies have confirmed that oregano oil is a safe and effective substitute for prescription antibiotics.
But oregano oil isn’t just an antibiotic – it can prevent side effects of dangerous drugs and treat arthritis.
How to use oregano oil safely
You should be cautious when taking oregano since it’s very potent. You shouldn’t take this oil when it’s 100 percent pure. Dilute it with water or coconut oil before ingesting it.
You can also mix a drop of oregano oil with a teaspoon of olive oil and apply topically.
Lastly, you can inhale its steam. Add a few drops of oregano oil in boiling water then place your head over the pot and smell the steam.
Pregnant women should see a doctor before taking oregano oil.
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