Jun 5, 2010

Oregano Essential Oil: A Strong Disinfectant

Oregano is a strong antiseptic and disinfectant.   It can be used as an antibacterial, antiviral and anti-fungal.  Here are a few possible uses for oregano in your life.

For wart removal.
Apply straight, if it doesn't burn, 2-3 times a day for about 2-3 weeks.

For Candida overgrowth or infections.
Add 1 drop oregano, 2 drops Melaleuca (tea tree) and 3 drops lemon in a gel capsule, fill the rest of the capsule with a carrier oil such as grape seed or olive oil.  Take 1 cap 3 times a day and avoid all refined sugars and carbohydrates, mold (cheese) and yeast (wine, bread). Take for 2 weeks and then rest for the third.  Repeat as often as needed.  You may also want to take a good pro-biotic.  You may feel worse for a while the first week or so. This is called die off.  It is common and is not harmful. It is the result of the Candida dieing off and the toxins it releases.  Of course, always have the supervision of a competent medical professional.

For fungal skin infections.
Apply topically diluted 50%, several times a day. One or two drops at a time should be more then enough.  Some fungal infections are internal and I would suggest the Candida cleanse above.

For Female Vaginal Yeast infections.
Mix one drop oregano with one teaspoon of carrier oil such as grape seed or olive.  Apply topically once a hour for several hours and then once every 4 hours or so.  If it burns, you can dilute it further until it stops.  You can combine this with an anti- itch cream.  If you have frequently occurring yeast infections you should do the Candida cleanse above as well as avoid baths.

For Antibiotics
Take 3 drops in a capsule, 4 times a day for 2 weeks.  If it burns or upsets your stomach try diluting by adding a carrier oil to the capsule.    

Warnings:  Oregano is powerful.  It can have a burning sensation on the skin if not properly diluted.  Pregnant women should not use oregano.  Only the purest therapeutic grade oregano should be taken internally and under the supervision of a doctor. 

You can purchase Oregano oil here.  

1 comment:

  1. I use this in a spray pet named "magic spray" for my horses. It is a mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) the whole kind that isn't pasteurized, Tea Tree Oil (TTO) and Oregano. It is like 1 qt of ACV to 5-8 drops of TTO and Oregano. It works really well on their hooves, spraying on the underneath where they get thrush and bacteria AND it works great for wounds as well. It is a great disinfectant AND it keeps the flies away and kills fungus. Would work well for all animals.