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Oregano Oil for Sinus, Colds, and Infections

Updated on March 29, 2018
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My work with top natural health professionals and experience as a fitness instructor teach me health tips that I am proud to share.

Reach for My Oregano Oil

The minute my body turns on a sore throat or stuffy nose, I reach for my Oregano Oil. I take the herbal oil or a capsule, depending on what is available. I am cured within 24 hours. This has worked for me ever since the nice lady at my health food store told me about Oregano Oil when I had a terrific sinus infection.

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This has worked for me ever since the nice lady at my health food store told me about Oregano Oil when I had a terrific sinus infection.

Antibacterial Agent

What is beneficial is that instead of wondering if I have a cold, flu, allergies or change of weather irritation, I just take the herb and the ailment no longer exists – it’s gone.

The nice lady at the health food store told me that oregano is an effective antibacterial agent for her when her sinuses flare up. She explained to me how to use it for effective results. I soon discovered through conversations with others that they, too, found positive benefits with oregano oil.

So, I’d take the herb three times a day, every day until symptoms are gone – zap!

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Zap! Symptoms Gone

To cure my symptoms, I followed the directions on the tincture bottle (the capsule bottle also has directions) for acute symptoms. So, I’d take the herb three times a day, every day until symptoms are gone – zap!

My husband and 9 year old daughter tried it. They swear by it as well.

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Wipe Out Athlete's Foot

My husband and daughter have athlete’s foot problems. But, I have always prided myself in not having the fungi on my feet because I take precautions like wearing flip flops around swimming pools and in locker rooms. So, when I discovered I had a mild case of athlete’s foot on my right food, I was devastated and surprised.

I quickly rubbed oregano oil in my infected area, so I am sure it will be gone soon. Funny though, my husband and daughter will not use oregano oil for athlete's foot. I don’t know why they rather suffer.

I did a little research and found out that oil oregano is becoming a popular antifungal agent. Many institutions substantiated the existence of potent properties in the oil that stops the growth of many types of fungus. A little bottle of the oregano oil goes a long way in killing many types of fungi on the feet.

How to Apply Oregano Oil

To take care of my feet, I applied the oil of oregano to my two affected toes. I plan to do this up to three times a day until the infection is gone. I also read somewhere it doesn’t hurt to take up to five drops of the oil under your tongue daily if you want the remedy to work faster. So, I am doing that, too. Now, my mouth and two toes are burning. But, the burning sensation is not lasting and by the time I am done with this article the burning sensation will be gone.

How long will it take for my athlete’s foot to go away? I am hoping by the end of the week. But, it may take longer. I plan to keep it up until it’s all gone.

I also read the I can avoid getting athlete’s foot by applying the oil regularly to my feet whenever I am in areas that are susceptible to the fungi like using the swimming pool, or walking barefoot in public showers, bathroom floors. Though, I never walk barefoot in public showers and bathrooms.

Still, since I took the proper precautions to prevent contracting athlete’s foot, I wonder how I caught it. No worries. I am just lucky that I have oil of oregano as my rescuer.

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I searched the Internet to get more information about Oregano Oil and found out that the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that fresh oregano has significantly more antioxidant power than fruits and vegetables and may prove to be a powerful disease fighter. Previous studies have shown that antioxidants may help fight cancer, heart disease, and stroke by protecting cells and destroying free radicals in the body.

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What Georgetown University Says

Here are some more tidbits: Georgetown University Medical Center found that oregano oil inhibited staphylococcus bacteria’s growth as effectively as several pharmaceutical antibiotics. Researchers at the University of Tennessee report oregano as an effective antibacterial agent.

I am sure there is more information to support the use of Oregano Oil as an infection fighter. I encourage anyone to discover for themselves the benefits of taking the oil. By the way, my athlete's foot has cleared up and is gone.

© 2016 Kenna McHugh

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