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How to use oregano oil for colds

 How to use oregano oil for colds

How to use oregano oil for colds

Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a popular herb and well-known Mediterranean food spice. Oregano oil is extracted from the leaves and has been used as a natural remedy to prevent disease for centuries. Studies have shown that oregano essential oil can kill some cold and flu viruses and may help relieve symptoms.

Oregano essential oil contains high concentrations of carvacrol and thymol, both of which have powerful antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic, and antifungal properties. Carvacrol and thymol have been shown to destroy viral and bacterial cells, allowing the immune system to neutralize them. Oregano oil also contains rosmarinic acid, vitamin C and vitamin E, which also help in strengthening the immune system.

Side effects of oregano oil

Because it is so powerful, oregano oil can be a powerful natural remedy for many common ailments. However, if not used carefully, it can also have negative side effects.

1. When used topically : The most common side effect of oregano oil is skin irritation. Since it is a hot oil, it may cause minor burns or rashes. It is not recommended to apply the oil directly to your skin. Always dilute it with a carrier oil first.

2. When taken internally : Oregano oil can cause stomach upset and digestive problems. It may also cause slight discomfort or a burning sensation in the mouth. Start with a small amount to ensure there are no negative side effects, then gradually increase it as needed. To avoid burning your lips, mouth, or throat, always dilute oregano oil with water or a carrier oil.

3. It is not recommended to use oregano oil for pregnant and breastfeeding women or children.

How to use oregano oil for colds and flu

Take oregano oil as soon as symptoms appear to help fight cold and flu. If you think you may have a virus, you can also use it as a preventative method. Oregano oil can be used to treat symptoms if you are already sick, but it works best when taken before or as soon as symptoms appear.

How much oregano oil should be taken orally?

If you haven't used oregano oil before, start by placing one or two drops in a glass of juice or water. Mix it well and drink it immediately because the oil will separate from the water quickly. The easiest way to do this is to use a very small cup or shot glass. Gradually increase the dose to two or three drops, up to four times daily, if you do not feel any adverse effects.

Oregano oil has a very strong taste that some people may find unbearable. It may also cause a burning sensation on the lips and inside the mouth. Oregano oil soft gels are a good alternative if you want to avoid a bad taste. These supplements can be taken daily as an antioxidant to maintain good health. However, oregano oil is considered safe to consume in small amounts; May be toxic in large quantities. It is important to never exceed the recommended dose.

How to use oregano oil to treat sore throat and cough 

There are three ways to use oregano essential oil to treat sore throats and coughs: internally, topically, or aromatically.

1. Internally : Taking oregano oil internally can be very effective in relieving sore throat and cough. Not only does it help fight colds and flu, but it also reduces inflammation in the respiratory system and stimulates tissue healing. It also works to soothe coughs by cutting phlegm and mucus. Oregano oil is also an excellent natural pain reliever and can help relieve a sore throat. For best results, gargle for at least 30 seconds before swallowing.

2. Topically : Oregano oil can be applied topically to relieve sore throat or cough. Simply combine 5 to 6 drops with an ounce of carrier oil and apply to your throat and chest. This will immediately help relieve the cough and sore throat pain.

3. Aromatically : Using oregano oil aromatically is also beneficial in relieving symptoms such as sore throat and cough. Put 5 to 6 drops of essential oil in an essential oil diffuser and place it next to you. Also add a few drops of peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary, and lavender oil, which will also help relieve symptoms and encourage better sleep.

How to use oregano oil for aches and pains

Oregano essential oil is a powerful natural pain reliever. Combine it with other essential oils known for their pain-relieving properties, such as peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, clove, and yarrow.

Make a pain-relieving massage oil by combining 10 to 20 drops of essential oil with 1 ounce of carrier oil. Massage the oil mixture into your sore muscles. Oregano oil produces a warming sensation, which eventually numbs the pain. Reapply the oil mixture every 30 minutes to an hour as needed.

Why does oregano oil need a carrier oil?

Oregano oil is a very powerful hot oil. Applying it undiluted to your skin may cause skin irritation and minor burns. To avoid these negative side effects, always dilute it with a carrier oil first. There are many carrier oils you can choose from, each with distinct health benefits.

What is the ratio of oregano oil to carrier oil?

The standard ratio of oregano oil to carrier oil is 5 to 6 drops per ounce of carrier oil. One ounce equals approximately two tablespoons. To determine tolerance, start with the smallest amount of oregano oil possible.