A little less known than our friends the Three Lavenders, oregano is an essential oil that is part of the AMCC’s family emergency kit – and our series on essential oils.
Characteristics of Oregano
In summary, we find in our aromatherapy course that:
- It is a powerful anti-infective and is therefore recommended in cases of severe infection. For skin applications, it is necessary to dilute it in a thick oil, because it is an irritant.
- Specifically, it fights bacteria, fungi, protozoa and other internal parasites. It is therefore useful for bronchitis, sinusitis, gastroenteritis, flu …
In addition, it is fortifying and multiplies the immune defenses, it is one of the essential oils very useful at the onset of winter, those which prevent against all ENT diseases. Its energizing and comforting action also recommends it in the event of a “hard blow”. Latin name: Origanum compactum. Distilled part: flowering tops
– Do not use in pregnant or breastfeeding women or in children.
– Dermocaustic: never use pure on the skin. Always use well diluted for cutaneous use (max 20% for localized use on a small area).
– Very powerful, can be used at low doses and for a limited time.
– Contraindicated in the event of hepatic insufficiency.
– Keep out of reach of children.
– Avoid contact with eyes.
“From the first signs of a cold snap, I take 2 drops of oregano diluted in half a teaspoon of olive oil. No more than 3 times a day and over a very short period. This oil is very powerful to the taste that’s why I dilute it in oil. Usually one or two doses are enough. ”
“Better than an antibiotic. Suffering from chronic sinusitis, 4 drops a day divided into two doses and I begin to heal.
It is fabulous ! On the other hand, for the taking, do not exceed 7 days. For my part I take a small piece of bread on which I pour 4 drops of olive oil and two drops of essential oil of oregano, I roll into a ball and I swallow with a large glass of water. Be careful, it is quite caustic, avoid putting it on the mucous membranes. But the result is there !”
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