Oregano isn’t just a culinary herb for spicing up a dish! The essential oil of Oregano can be beneficial in supporting natural healing. Whether you want to prevent that annual cold, soothe muscles post-workout, or keep your gut in check, here are 7 reasons why you need Oregano essential oil in your life:
1. Stimulates the immune system
Oregano essential oil contains the compounds Carvacrol and Thymol, which are phenols that contain powerful antimicrobial properties which can help fight colds, the flu, and other infections!
2. Naturally antiseptic
Perfect for disinfecting your home! Add a few drops to your DIY home cleaning solution.
3. It’s a powerful antioxidant
While we like to think that blueberries are chock full of antioxidants, Oregano essential oil is also known to have strong antioxidant properties that could help protect your body against the damage done by free radicals – it can both neutralize and repair the damage they cause.
4. Can help reduce inflammation
Oregan essential oil contains P-cymene & Y-Terpinene aka Sesquiterpene Hydrocarbons, which are known to possess anti-inflammatory properties, and may be helpful post-workout.
5. Fight fatigue
Add to your vaporizer or diffuser to help stimulate your nervous system to fight mid-day lethargy!
6. Great for digestion!
Little did we know, Oregano essential oil is know to have carminative properties – aka – it helps relieve gas! A remedy for those times you're having a little digestive trouble.
7. Protect against viral, fungal, and bacterial diseases!
Many diseases humans experience are due to fungi, viruses, protozoa, and bacteria. Several of these illnesses are infectious through contact with your everyday surroundings. The antiviral and antibacterial properties of Oregano essential oil make it a great ingredient in any home cleaning product.
Surprising, huh? Try incorporating Oregano essential oil into your daily life and let us know how it goes in the comments below!
*Please note: The suggested applications need to be appropriately diluted - please refer to our UpNature eBooks for more in-depth information.