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Harnessing The Health Benefits Of Oregano Oil

Oregano Oil Uses

You probably use oregano in cooking, but did you know that oregano oil provides many health benefits? Relatively cheap and readily available, oregano oil acts as a natural antibiotic, and much more. It can be used as a natural treatment for some common health complaints, and has several health benefits. Let’s take a closer look at how you can use oregano oil for your health.

Oregano Oil Benefits

Using oregano oil as an antibiotic is an effective way to treat bacterial infections without the risk of antibiotic resistance or the poor gut health that antibiotic use can cause, but that’s only part of what oregano oil has to offer. It has been proven to reverse or reduce parasites, fungal infections, candida, viruses, allergies, inflammation, and even tumors. It is packed with powerful compounds known as phenols, and is higher in antioxidants than most fruits and vegetables.

How to Use Oregano Oil

Oregano oil can be used for conditions that include athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, gingivitis, toothaches, and digestive issues. You can use oregano oil for an ear infection, and even for the common cold. To use oregano oil for a sinus infection, bronchitis, croup, or allergies, put it into water and drink it. To make the most of its antibiotic properties, you can mix it with water or coconut oil. Apply oregano oil directly to toenail fungus, or treat athlete’s foot or ringworm by mixing oregano oil with coconut oil and applying it topically. You can also use oregano oil for a sore throat, but it’s best to do that by putting it in a nebulizer. Oregano oil is also available in supplement form.

How Much Oregano Oil is Too Much?

It is important to note that oregano oil is very potent, and a little bit goes a long way. You only need a drop or two, diluted with water or coconut oil, and using too much of it can cause adverse effects. In fact, oregano oil can be lethal when taken in large doses, though it’s more common to suffer an upset stomach or rash from overuse. Talk to a doctor before you take oregano oil, because it could interfere with other medicines you’re taking. Additionally, it’s important to start slowly when taking oregano oil, to make sure you don’t have an allergy. As long as you are not allergic and you don’t take more than the recommended dosage, oregano oil can be an effective holistic medicine treatment.

Treating the Whole Person

At Advanced Functional Medicine, an integrated medical clinic, we exclusively practice functional medicine. A full functional medicine approach to healing uses a comprehensive diagnostic screening to get to the root of a patient’s issues. Our whole body approach to medicine utilizes all-natural, researched-based nutritional approaches to optimize the body’s natural healing abilities, rather than just using medication to treat symptoms. Each individual receives unique and customized care, formulated based on the latest scientific resource, and we have a 96 percent success rate in patient outcomes. As a medically driven, patient-focused health clinic, we support our patients’ individual health goals, providing natural relief for symptoms of chronic factors and expert guidance about the decisions affecting a patient’s long-term health. It is our goal to help reverse chronic disease without resorting to dangerous or unnecessary drugs or surgical interventions, promoting healing from the inside out, in its truest, healthiest form. To schedule an appointment or learn more about how we can help restore your health and strengthen your body’s unique physiological functions, call 858-500-5572 or contact us through our website.