Oregano Oil: More Powerful Than Antibiotics? (Unlike antibiotics, oregano oil kills viruses and parasites too)

By: Cat Ebeling 
Co-author of the best-sellers:  The Fat Burning KitchenThe Top 101 Foods that Fight Aging & The Diabetes Fix

I love to travel and was fortunate enough to travel to Colombia, Thailand, Peru, and Nepal last year. While these countries are beautiful, exotic and fascinating to visit, their sanitation, and water supplies—as well as food preparation—are not up to the same standards as we have in the United States. In spite of taking all the usual precautions, both my significant other and I got very ill in Colombia. In fact, we were sick for a good two and a half weeks after we got home, with all the symptoms of a serious Giardia infection, which is an amoebic parasitic infection. Symptoms include: fever, aches, pains, chills, severe stomach pains, diarrhea, nausea, weight loss. It was miserable!

The general conventional treatment for giardia infections is a prescription antibiotic, which as  you probably already know, will wipe out all the beneficial bacteria in your body, as well as the bad stuff. In addition, many infections are now antibiotic-resistant, making them even harder to eliminate with conventional medical antibiotics. Before resorting to antibiotics, I thought I’d try a proven natural remedy first.

After doing some research, I purchased oregano oil capsules, took as directed, and was good as new in 24 hours. Now we never travel without it—and it has saved us numerous times! As soon as I feel any kind of tummy troubles coming on, I start taking the recommended amount as a precaution, and viola! All good! In fact, I can say, that since that trip to Colombia, I have traveled to Thailand, Peru and Nepal and have not had any ‘issues’ whatsoever!

Oregano oil to the rescue!

Oregano has been used all the way back in ancient Grecian times as a highly effective medicinal herb. The Greeks used it for wounds, insect bites, snakebites, digestive and respiratory infections–and for good reason–oregano oil is the ultimate natural antibiotic, antiviral, and antifungal!

Oregano essential oil has been proven scientifically to kill bacteria, viruses, fungal infections, and parasites, including giardia, an amoebic infection. Oregano oil has actually been scientifically proven to be effective against even antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

Oregano oil is also incredibly effective against food poisoning, stomach flu, candida infections, ringworm, eczema, sinus infections, nail fungus, acne, skin infections, insect bites, warts, allergies, and more. However, oregano oil is very strong and can be irritating, so it must be diluted in a carrier oil when using on the skin.

When taken internally, it is best to purchase and take as a prepared capsule, so you get the proper strength and dosage.

The active ingredients in oregano oil include phenols, carvacrol (60-80%) and thymol (5%) which provide its antiseptic, anti-fungal, anti-viral and antioxidant components. Other ingredients include terpenes, pinene and terinene which contribute to the antiseptic, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory and anesthetic properties.

All in all, over 800 studies have been conducted on oregano oil and its amazing healing abilities.

Carvacrol is scientifically proven to be highly effective in killing off dangerous staphylococcus, norovirus, E.coli, listeria, campylobacter, and salmonella—all organisms that can cause violent food poisoning. Even better than an antibiotic (which only kills of bacteria), carvacrol is a highly effective antiviral as well. Carvacrol is also an anti-inflammatory aid, and can be used to calm down redness and swelling due to injuries or allergic reactions and insect bites. Studies show carvacrol works against candida overgrowth in the mouth or digestive tract, helps kill cancer cells, and even helps to lower blood sugar.

Oregano essential oil is one of the most potent, versatile natural medicines. Keep it on hand at all times, and you are sure to enjoy its powerful and effective healing properties.  Speaking of other anti-viral substances, this article shows how powerful Quercetin is at fighting viruses.

Also, don’t miss this article:

4 essential oils more powerful than antibiotics

Dr. Josh Axe, https://draxe.com/oregano-oil-benefits-superior-prescription-antibiotics/
Oregano Oil For Beginners © upnature.com

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  1. Do you have a particular brand that you would recommend? Trusting of course that you do not have financial ties to it or other benefits besides it’s usage.

    • I also would like to know where I can obtain the oregano oil. Thank you

      • Young’s Living Oil ??Hailey Miranda Aliff with Oilsista’s

      • Eden’s garden has had several independent studies on their oils. I personally use them for everything and the work great. I tried young living. They work but cost almost twice as much as Eden’s garden. Eden’s garden does not sell through pyramid sales so can keep their prices reasonable. I can’t afford the prices at young living or do Terra and their oils aren’t any better quality and some are of less quality according to some studies sent out to labs by customers to check for purity and quality.

      • doterra oregano oil is one of the best quality pure essential oils out there.

        • Janis, I do not agree with that statement! They are very high quality and do have several studies, yes. But there are other, just as wonderful, powerful, and much cheaper oils, that do not require to be in an MLM! And another huge problem for me with YL and DT, is that ppl are getting the oils, but have not enough education on and about them! The oils can be an absolutely wonderful natural addition to our lives- if we know how to use them!

      • The oil from Chester Smith is deTORRA oil which I use this oil and it is a top quality essential oil.

      • I buy mine at the pharmacy. COLD ATTACK is one brand. I also buy extra strength oregano oil capsules by Be Better at Rexall.

      • Hi I have found same at Sprouts Health food store’s. To i had the god fortune to get same direct from Italy with is a bout 10 time’s as strong. I have been using et for so many things ,and can only say ,i will newer be with out ed. I take as much as 5 drops straight in the mouth. Ed has newer let me down. As i found out tat this remedy has been used for thousend’s of years,bay the old romans and greeks.

      • Whole food stores. Sprout stores carry it. Or any health food store. Google GNC.

      • Richard Purkhardt

        Ann, I have been a distributor for YoungLiving, and doTerra both are great companies, but as they are multi-level have higher prices. I discovered a direct to you company in San Francisco, still great oils, but at a lower cost because Revive cuts out the multi-levels. It’s direct from producer to customer. Revive-eo.com -eo stands for -Essential Oils.

        • Debbi Silverman, MD

          I’ll second that, Richard. I discovered Revive the same way, too–great quality products at great prices, always FREE SHIPPING!

        • I too used Young Living for years but switched to Revive high quality oils a couple of years ago and love them! They offer free shipping. They have a chat button that is so helpful. They also have a tab to compare their oils to YL and DoTerra to show you which of their oils they recommend. There’s a couple that I can’t get there yet that I still get through YL but no doubt they will have them soon!

    • Please go to a Natural Health food store and purchase. It may be a bit more expensive but it is worth the cost! Store bought O.O. is not as potent etc as Health food store! My Health food store owner has a college level degree in this and is GOOD! O.O. even takes warts away as well! It is good stuff!

    • You can buy the prepared oreganol oil, or you can buy pure organic 100% oregano essential oil and make your own with olive oil or grapeseed oil or avocado oil. Google articles on the proportion of oreganol oil to carrier oil. I make my own and it’s been very effective in warding off viruses and infections–8 drops under the tongue at bedtime, or you can buy oregano oil perls from healthfood stores and online stores.

    • North American Herb and Spice Oreganol

      • The best Oregano contains Powerful P73 . It destroys Virus eg anthrax It also has a spray for your throat .It is the format of Oregano oil , the Oreganol Pills and the Antiseptic spray .. Put drops of oil in soups and hot drinks etc !!!

    • I would recommend Candimin, 10ml from anti-viral.co.uk

      • Florence Cameron

        Might Oregano Oil be effective on the Genitailia/vulva herpes break out, or taken orally be better? I am now 85 yrs old and had this condition for at least five years.

        • I would try L-Lysine (amino acid) first.
          Then add the oregano oil topically, but make sure you cut it with a carrier oil such as coconut oil before applying to prevent burning yourself as at full concentration it will hurt.
          If you scroll down there is a conversation on cold sores with additional information that might be applicable.

    • I buy GNC brand and mostly from Amazon. Small capsules.

    • You forgot to mention it kills cancer.

    • Young Living Essential Oil 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil with no fillers

    • I have some oregano oil my daughter in law gave me in a small bottle. I have Covid right now. Could you advise me if this might help?

      • Yes it will help a lot!
        I had Covid and used Oregano Oil during and after.
        I had a big turnaround in my symptoms within 24 hours.
        I took 10 drops in a small amount of water every 2 hours for that 24 hour period,
        except when sleeping.
        After that I halved the dose and took it every 3 or 4 hours until I felt well.
        The Establishment will not help you with alternative medicine for Covid.

  2. Very good. Where can I get Oregano in capsules ?

  3. My husband is 92 and I am 77. We have been on Young Living Essential Oils for almost 10 years. Others have come along since, but most of the university studies have been done w/Young Living.We have had family members try others,but wound up going w/Young Living, when they found out the others didn’t really work, & Young Living did!

    • I agree with Young Living’s effectiveness! I have used them for 18 years and have not had any kind of illness or sickness except in 2006 when I was raking leaves in the spring and the molds gave me trouble

      • When mowing or working in the yard, wear a mask. I haven’t had a sinus infection since 1980. My allergy Doctor recommended it.

    • I agree with Young Living’s seed to seal philosophy. There is very little regulation of essential oils by the FDA yet. 100% therapeutic on the label does not mean the entire contents of the oil is total oil; it can have many additives and still say therapeutic, leaving you to believe you are getting 100% oregano or lemon or anything; you are not receiving that. That’s why the cheaper price. Most oil companies buy their oil from other companies who grow it. You want 100% oregano oil for the best benefit. Even though bought at health food stores are misleading. Stick with a company that grows its own oils and distills their own oils from the first distillation; that’s where the highest grade of benefits comes from. With a high quality oil, you only need a few drops to reap the benefit. I’ve tried several and I stick with Young Living.

  4. A word of warning 85% carvacral must be diluted.
    http://www.se1.us/health/ oregano oil

  5. Is oregano oil safe to take with TRANSPLANT MEDS, HBP MEDS n INSULIN?

    • I would say yes but you should always run it by your doctor first

      • It is very dangerous to recommend any product to transplant patients. Don’t go there. Don’t hazard a guess that it may be OK. It is much too dangerous. I am a retired RN and I definitely wouldn’t go there. I wouldn’t even advise anything that I knew for sure worked for one transplant patient for another transplant patient with the same organ transplanted. You are playing loosely with lives.

  6. salote lewanavanua

    thank you , where can i get oregano oil

  7. I have a bottle in my cupboard. It’s the oil and has a dropper. We really don’t know what to do with it. Help please!

    • Buy some empty capsules (health food store?) that you fill yourself. I’m a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate and we sell Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) oils that are safe for consumption. These are actually beyond organic in purity. We also sell empty capsules. If you are interested in being able to purchase at wholesale, you could go to doterra.com, hit the login link and then the “Find a Wellness Advocate” and there is a form to fill out for someone to contact you.

      • Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade is something attributed to do TERRA by themselves. If they are better than organic in purity [are they certified organic or something?] THEN WHY DONT THEY SAY SO. It is pyramid selling and very expensive twice as much or more than Florihana Essential Oils which is certified organic and well as other certifications. Been using them for years and much more effective than do TERRA.

    • When I’m sick,, I take a shot glass fill with water and drop 4-6 drops of oregano oil in out via dropper. I will tell you that I haven’t had the common cold longer than 2 days because I use oregano oil and I don’t take it every day. In the winter when I make chicken soup.. I add the oil to the soup it is a way so my kids get the benefit of it. My boys both swear that my soup can “cure” anything lol!

      • Gennadii Spirin

        You are so right! Oregano oil cures a lot of conditions.
        We use it in our family not only for digestion problems, but in case of any inflammation, infection, when some terrible insect bites or when you cut your finger and infection starts developing, also when your tooth is aching.
        In this difficult virus times we use it to inhale when we get from outside. We take 2-3 drops of oil on the boiling water, cover head with a big scarf and inhale for 5-7 min. We never get any cold or flu. We also combine this remedy with olive leaf exract to combat viruses. Check our company website anti-viral.co.uk for these and other miraculous remedies. Stay sae and well!

  8. Does Oregano oil kill beneficial bacteria in the gut? Would I need extra probiotics, like I take after antibiotics?

    • Gennadii Spirin

      As we know oregano oil kills gut bacteria selectively. We take it in our family for indigestion quite often. Good to have it on the trip when you might grab some wrong food. Then usually 2 drops of oil well mixed with warm water fix the problem. You would feel OK after about 2 hrs.
      No probiotics is needed. It’s not antibiotic after all. As a good substitute for antibiotics is olive leaf extract.
      Our company’s website anti-viral.co.uk has it as AntiWir as well as oregano oil (Candimin) and other good combinations.
      Stay safe and well!

  9. How to take Oregano oil?Can I take few drops as is?Or do we need to mix it with water or food?Advice please.Thanks.

    • Hi Rosh, for oral use – dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp honey or in 4 oz beverage. For skin application – dilute 1 drop of essential oil to 3 drops carrier oil (jojoba oil, coconut oil, olive oil, etc…).

      • I have had excellent success with using oregano oil full strength and put it on a mole bump on my face by my nose . it took 2 months after applying twice a day with my finger it gradually got smaller and less of a little bump and just wiped off 2 months later.

    • mix with water it is burning so be careful. do not take alone.

  10. For toenail fungus, is it applied to the nails or injested ? For how long ? TS BILL

  11. I have some capsules from a reputable English company. I have been taking them on weekdays (not at weekends). Reading this makes me wonder whether I should save them only for use in suspected ‘tummy upset’ type scenarios ? Do they still work when taken as a precaution, or am I just wasting money, and would do better to treat them as ‘medication’ ?

  12. Hello,
    Where can I purchase the oreganic capsules?
    How often do I take them?

    Thank you,

    • Oil of oregano capsules from puritan pride. Its the one thing that helps my chronic sinus drainage. Not drying non drowsy unlike otc cold allergy products. My acupuncture dr told me abt it when I had a sinus infection that wldnt clear up after two rounds of antibiotics. I believe some sinus infections are caused by yeast/mold. Taking antibiotics make yeast infections worse. Maybe the OO clears up the yeast?

  13. Does anyone know if oregano oil is safe for cats? I have a kitty who is currently on Clavamox for a possible UTI and she’s doing okay, but I prefer more natural remedies to drugs. However, cats are ultra sensitive to things that we don’t think twice about. I’ll do further research, but if anyone can answer this, I’d really appreciate it! Thanks!

    • Caution when using oils with cats. Dogs are more susceptible to the oil benefits. Young Living has a reference book for using oil with cats; there are some oils that cats cannot handle.
      If you are interested in more info, email at lberryman124@gmail.com

  14. Can anyone tell me where to purchase oregano oil! Or the capsules? Should I go to a vitamin store?


  15. I had no insurance for two years and used olive leaf paired with oregano oil to treat any infections. It was extremely effective and I keep a supply now.

  16. I could feel a cold sore forming on my upper lip one evening. I woke up a couple times in the night to feel my lip hot and throbbing. In the morning, I had a huge red bump. I dabbed some wild oregano oil on it, then reapplied it 3 minutes later. Within an hour, both the redness and swelling had greatly dissipated. I reapplied the oregano oil and by that night, there was no bump, just a little peeling skin, and very little redness. By the next day, it was healed. Next time I feel a cold sore coming on, I will put the wild oregano oil on it immediately.

    • Thanks for this! I usually just take Lysine, but I have to catch the cold sore at the itching, forming stage in order to prevent it from manifesting. This will help me out when I don’t catch it in time!!

      • I have discovered DMSO for cold sores put a tiny bit on affected area when you first feel it coming and they just disappear. I was amazed.

  17. Can oregano oil be good for asthma? My daughter has moderate to severe asthma ( hospitalized atleast 2 times a year) I am looking for a natural prevention to be able to decrease all the meds. She uses Flovent nd steroids regularly. I just hate giving her all those meds so any natural help would be great. Thank u

    • Sorry that no one seems to have answered your question here. Asthma indicates an improperly functioning immune system. I’m sure oregano oil will help, but you really need to find a functional medicine doctor to really be confident in your interventions. I would immediately try cutting out sugar & wheat, even though it will be hard for a child. If it helps her symptoms, she might be more willing to replace old favorites with new foods. Also, buy organic if a food is on the dirty dozen list. You might look at this pediatrician’s website. https://healthykidshappykids.com Maybe some of her advice about allergies, etc, will be helpful. Praying blessings over this health journey!!

    • hi live in africa we malaria is my problem i need your assistance to prevent me from this sickness if u can help.

    • Faith, I hope you’re still reading this. When my daughter was diagnosed with Asthma I ordered Himalayan salt inhaler on Amazon.com and had my daughter (5-year-old) inhale mouth, exhale through nose.for 15 minutes every 2-3 hours per day.

      Went back to the doctor and was told that her lungs were “crystal clear” She hasn’t had another bout of it for some time now. Try it, you’ll notice the results quickly. No more nasty nebulizer. Good luck!

    • Hi Faith ,
      I’ve just seen your email seeking help for your daughter’s asthma via natural therapies – I wonder if you’re aware of the benefits of Chiropractic care for this condition ? I’ve used a very good chiropractor for my back for years and have studied and read about spinal manipulation to treat all sorts of ailments stemming from abnormal pressure on the spinal nervous system, to which of course all of our organs are connected . Subluxations in the upper spine can particularly affect conditions like asthma , sinus problems and migraines .
      After recommending it some years ago for a friend’s son who suffered badly with asthma and was on three or four different medications , I was delighted that after two or three visits , he showed enormous improvement and was able to virtually give up all his meds and start living a normal life !
      Make sure you see a properly qualified Doctor of Chiropractic – good luck and God Bless .
      Regards , Laurie E

    • Hi Faith,

      I have had asthma for years caused from allergies. I found a great functional Medicine dr that is helping.
      I also agree with the advice from Toni. Stop the wheat and sugar and go to the site he gave you.
      Also, I use Oil of Oregano. I put a few drops on the bottom of my feet before bed. I purchased it from a health Food Store.

    • a good book to buy for cure for asthma Raw Fruit and Vegetables by NW Walker—Norman invented the vegetable juicer and this book he wrote also has cures for a variety of ills that they say are no cures for.

  18. Hi! Do you happen to know how many oregano capsules and how often a child can have them? I think myself and my kids all got parasites from eating farm fresh eggs that weren’t washed correctly. I’m really wanting to get rid of any sort of a parasite if we have one. I’d love to know the answer that question and also thank you so much for the information about oregano oil.:-)

  19. for skin allergy (itchiness), where does one buy oregano oil, and what’s the proportion/mix with olive oil or other carrier? Thank you.

    • Hi Norma,
      When using oregano oil topically, you’ll need to dilute 1:3 (1 drop essential oil to at least 3 drops of carrier oil). If it’s your first time, I recommend adding a bit more carrier oil and test a small area on your skin first. Please consult with a physician before using if pregnant.

      • My 3 yr. old granddaughter has eczema really bad and now she has been diagnosed with a rare skin disease (gianotti crosti). Both itch really bad. How would you recommend treating her since she is so young?

  20. Oregano Oil does NOT kill beneficial bacteria in the gut. And you do NOT need to pay high prices for it. You can find it in just about any health food store, either in a dropper bottle, if you don’t mind the strong taste, or in capsules, if you do mind. I have always gotten it in the dropper form and the recommended dose is one drop daily, under the tongue and washed down immediately with water or juice, for a preventative dose. However, if you know you have been exposed to something, or you feel you are coming down with something, take 10 drops as soon as possible and keep taking 10 drops per day until you feel well… but that should not be more than a few hours to a day or two, depending on what you have “picked up.” Then resume the preventative dose. The most economical source of good quality food supplements I know of is http://www.swansonvitamins.com (and, no, I am not connected to them in any way except that I am a satisfied customer.) I have also given Oregano Oil to my cat when she started coming down with a respiratory infection (sneezing) but it should, of course, be diluted many times from the amount you would give to a human. I put a single drop in a teaspoon of coconut oil and mixed it very well and then added just a small amount of that mixture – maybe 1/8 teaspoon – to one of her canned food meals for as many meals as it takes for her to stop having symptoms. It was dilute enough that she didn’t seem to taste anything, but it worked. In my experience, Oregano Oil is NOT useful in treating asthma, except maybe in handling any possible underlying infection, and lung infection symptoms do sometimes mimic asthma symptoms (I have had both.) In my experience, Oregano Oil does not cure “the common cold” either. The cold seems to need to run its course. But for the flu Oregano Oil is like a miracle. A very fast miracle! I was coming down with the flu at work one day and did not want a bad mark on my attendance record, since I worked for a company with almost Draconian standards for attendance, and by the time my shift ended I was so sick I could barely drive home. When I arrived home I immediately took 10 drops of Oregano Oil, and fell into bed. I awoke 4 hours later feeling absolutely fine.

    • I have been using oregano oil for years. I too use the bottled liquid oil with a dropper and then wash it down with water. It has been highly effective for flu and easing cold symptoms. It worked very well when I was diagnosed with bronchitis.

    • Oregano is highly poisoning for your cat as the liver cannot breakdown the oil and builds up. So please never ever give an essential oil to your cat without knowing. Oreano is high in phenols and terpenoids which cats cannot properly digest due to a lack of enzyme in the liver, therefore toxic reaction can be caused with a damage to the liver as a result.

  21. I used Oregano oil with my oil pulling . Eventually , I reduced frequency of oil pulling to twice a month . ….Previous to this , I was in danger of losing a tooth,. I am confident that I won’t need a dentist untill they can g`grow new teeth

  22. Oregano oil is also amazing for sinus infections. I put 2-3 drops of essential oil in a boiling pot of water and put a towel over my head. I then just breath deeply with my nose for
    about 10-15 minutes. It is amazing.

  23. I have oregano oil from Plant therapy and it tastes so horrible. I put it in a shot glass of Kombucha and drink it. Any other ideas how to get it down?

  24. I have at times used 3 drops of Oregano oil in a tablespoon of coconut oil as an oil pulling solution once a day, When I did not feel well. Thinking I had picked up a mild virus or bacterial infection and have it gone during the second day. I use the “NOW” Brand simply because it is easily available close by. I suggest anyone trying this to use 1 drop in the coconut oil first time as the taste can be quite strong.

  25. I use the Oregano Oil by Gaia. It works great!

  26. How would you use Oregano oil for a staph infection after hip replacement?

  27. If anyone wants to make a really effective nasal spray in a 2oz bottle, You need to use distilled water, a tiny pinch of Himalayan sea salt, just enough to taste like tears and add a very small pinch of Bobs Red mill bicarbonate, along with a teaspoon of colloidal silver, but this is optional. Then add 1 drop of 100% Oregano oil to the mix and shake it till everything has dissolved, and now you have a very powerful sinus cleaner and bacterial killer. I have been making this for 13yrs, and it has worked for everyone that has tried it. You can dilute it a bit further if you find it to be too strong, just add more distilled water. My only warning is do not use more than 1 drop to this mix as it will burn way too much, even the original mix will feel like a hot cattle prod up your nose, but it will dissipate in about 30 seconds. The pain is worth the gain, and you can use it as often as you need. I hope it helps you as it did me!

  28. Oregano Oil: More Powerful Than Antibiotics? (Unlike
    antibiotics, oregano oil kills viruses and parasites too) –
    Fabulous, what a website it is! This web site gives helpful
    facts to us, keep it up.- calator.tel

  29. Hello go on Amazon

  30. FYI.. Oregano oil may kill bacteria and fungi, but not viruses as they are not biotic, they are merely DNA material that is either active or inactive… You might say that oregano oil therefore destroys viruses, not kills them…

  31. Very good information. I learn a lot with all your info. Thank You

  32. You said this will cure a yeast infection. I battle with yeast infection very often under my breast and under my stomach. Do you think this will cure it and how much if yes should I take. Right now I do use ketoconazole cream and it takes awhile to work But always comes back So do you think it’s promising to use the oregano?

  33. Hi! I must say, I’m surprised you’re telling people that oregano oil will do all this great stuff, when it’s actually WILD OREGANO oil that is used in all these wonderful medicinal qualities. Also, it’s amazing for bruising and small cuts, however.. NEVER use a bandage on top of it, it will actually burn your skin. Just thought someone would like to know. Sandy

  34. I started taking oregano oil to keep down infection in my mouth from demtal problems. Amazingly, my nail fungus cleared up. Coincidence? Don’t think so.

  35. I started taking oregano oil to combat dental infection. Amazingly, my nail fungus disappeared. Coincidence? I don’t think so.

  36. Where can I get the oregano oil

  37. I know about oregano but not the oil would love to get the oil

  38. Excellent information. Please add me to your email list.

  39. Does anyone here knows if Oregano Oil can be on Keloids to reduce/shrink them?. Or if any other what essential oil is useful on Keloids?

  40. Martha Zimmermann

    I read the confusion in the comments. This article is about ” Oregano Oil , Not about Oregano Essential Oil “.
    Oregano Oil or also called Oil of Oregano, that can be bought in Health food stores or drugstores, comes in bottle with dropper. This oils 60-80 % Carvacrol, rest is carrier oil. Please read ingredients on label . Oregano Essential Oil is pure, and does not have a carrier oil in it. Big difference in application and also in price.
    For me the Oregano oil is more convenient for travel.
    I am surprised the Doterra and Young Living people didn’t notice this.


  42. I prepare my own using natural oregano leaves and extra virgin olive oil. My mother has used it all her life, and I learned with her. I have all the faith in the world in this humble plant. The benefits are amazing, and it is so easy to cultivate.

  43. When I feel a cold coming on, I start to take capsules with the oregano oil, within 24 hrs I feel better and cold gone!

    • A few years ago i was in Romania. we started on a full day drive to Brasov. 20 minutes into the journey I had pain in my tummy and needed the loo. I happened to have a bottle of Oregano 80 percent carvacrol with me. Fortunately we were calling for fuel, so was able to use the loo there. I added 8 drops of OO to 500ml bottle of water and drank it fairly quickly. Within literally a few minutes the pain was gone and we didin’t need to stop again for my needs!

  44. This is great!
    Can you only use any oregano ? Or the injectable ones?

  45. How does taking oregano oil affect the microbiome? Seems to me it would affect it since the microbiome is a bacteria.

  46. I would like to know where I can purchase oregano oil.

  47. Would oregano oil be good to rub on my knees for osteoporosis or canu recommend something?

  48. Does the oregano do any of these things? Does it help fight against cholesterol and plague billed up.around your heart?

  49. Can Oregano oil help with IBS symptoms?

  50. It should be stated that if a person is using a blood thinner such as Warfarin, oregano oil should NOT be used. My husband is on Warfarin and he had some inflammation in his leg. After we had the doctor check for blood clots and the results were negative, I started him on essential oils. One that I checked was oregano and the warnings are quite clear…..do not use oregano if you are taking blood thinners. This also applies to almost every essential oil out there that is good for inflammation. Be sure to check. My husband fell, cut his head wide open (20 stitches) and they had a really hard time stopping the bleeding. Turns out it because of an essential oil blend I was giving him. After checking each oil, I found that several of them have blood thinning properties! I hate not being able to use natural oils for his health, but I can’t take the risk of having him bleed to death either.

  51. Ms. Sue Mitchel-Runow

    tore my gut up…but was after rounds of anti biotic…i just use it topically now though

  52. Can an oral dose of oregano oil be used to treat keratitis? I can’t seem to get rid of this eye condition. I have a dog and I wonder if I’m allergic to her. I try to keep her hair cut low and bathed often. I’ve been on and off of erythromycin eye ointment but it leaves a film over my eye and makes it very difficult to see. The light sensitivity is terrible and makes it hard to read my computer and do my work. I;ve lowered the brightness and enlarged the text on my computer and my phone. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated. My opthalmologist is making quite a bit of money off of me.

  53. Thanks for the good info, oil of oregano is great. Btw, the viola is a stringed musical instrument, not the expression you were going for. Peace

  54. So how come the Oregano Oil doesn’t kill the good gut bacteria as well as the bad ones?

  55. How do you take the Oregano Oil? Trans dermally, orally, mixed with liquid? Daily or as needed? Very informative article but missed this critical component. This may have been covered in the comments but once the bickering about which oil is the best started, I quit reading.

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