Oregano Herbal Remedies

| Modified on Feb 19, 2022
Sinus Issues
Posted by BJ (Wyoming) on 04/04/2021
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Oregano Oil for sinus infections

'Chronic sinusitis and sinus "infections" have been found to be fungal related predominately, so start there first when treating. Oregano oil vapor inhaled is one of the most efficacious ways to do this. See this link for reference.



Dental Issues
Posted by Tabby (San Francisco, California) on 02/15/2009
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I'm returning to Earth Clinic to share what Oil of Oregano has done for my family in the past 6 months! I also want to give thanks to God :)

I had a cracked tooth start hurting, extremely sensitive to cold. I knew it was infected, and it throbbed almost constantly. I began apply oil of oregano diluted in cold pressed olive oil to the gum two - three times daily. This immediately took down the pain each time I applied it. By the end of the week the pain was completely gone, giving me time to get to a dentist.

My husband caught a cold this winter, and after a week of it came down with bronchitis. He refused to try my Oil of Oregano! Stubborn guy that he can be ;) But after two weeks of coughing he relented one night and I started him off on 2 drops under the tongue three times daily. Within 24 hours he reported "feeling better overall with more energy". Within two weeks his cough was completely gone, then we stopped the regimen.

I began feeling a sore throat coming on. My daughter had one as well. I took one little drop of Oil of Oregano and put it in some water and had her drink it before bedtime. I took mine straight, I like the taste. I held 3 drops under the tongue for a bit, then began swishing it in the mouth and swallowed. After one more time of this, sore throat totally gone.

I have a compromised immune system and I'm extremely grateful and impressed by how well the Oil of Oregano has helped me and my family. It's nice to go to my cabinet instead of the doctor.

Posted by Michelle (West Palm Beach, Florida) on 03/05/2008
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I couldn't find this one so here goes. Best for kids, as it helps whatever is causing the fever, especially virus. Two drops of Oreganol Oil, on each foot rub it in and fever will break in a matter of five (5) minutes. I have four kids and have used this on ALL of them. It has absolutely always worked.

You can rub a few drops on chest for congestion or sinus trouble too. I have used two drops behind ear (rub all around area) for curing ear infections, ear pain, etc.

You can't beat it for cuts, they will never get infected! Best for little finger cuts as they are hard to keep clean! Also cures toenail fungus, especially seriously infected ones, drop several drops around nail bed, under nail, and around affected toe, with in hours, the pain is gone! Three times a day and the toe infection will be gone in a few days. My friend 6'11" male, was about to go to the ER when I told him to try this, he could barely walk! It was easy to walk in a matter of hours and completely cured in a few days! Three times a day several drops. Epsom salt soaks help to draw out infection and help pain too.

Earth Clinic is my Favorite for everything!

Cold and Flu
Posted by Melissa (San Diego, CA) on 09/21/2007
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I was suffering from a very bad cold/flu, specifically horrible sinus pressure and chest tightness and coughing, and clogged ears. I love ACV, Cayenne pepper, and hydrogen peroxide for many things, but none of these provided any releif for this. I also tried Grapefruit Seed Extract, sea salt, and borax to try to kill the virus. The last thing I tried was Oregano Oil. I used one drop sublingually and put a few more drops in water and felt immediate relief from the cough/chest tightness and sinus pressure as I was able to expectorate all the mucous. I think all the remedies listed for colds, sore throats, coughts etc. have merit but apparently different people require different remedies. So keep trying until you find the one that works for you. I was starting to get discouraged that I couldn't find any relief from natural remedies and figured I would have to succumb to cough syrup and sudafed. I'm glad I tried one last thing.

Posted by Ahmad (Calgary, Canada) on 03/07/2007
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I would like to enlighten you with one of my ancient arabic cures for the common cold and a congestion in the chest in nasals. Oregano is the cure. You take water and boil it then you add some organic oregano to the boiling water and inhale the steam for as long as it stings and then you drink the water with honey. I give it my double money back guarantee (as long as the oregano is a natural strong scented one and not commercially produced).

Sinus Issues
Posted by Alexa (GA) on 12/08/2006
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An Alkaline diet and Oil of oregano will cure Chronic sinusitis and urinary tract infection. I would recommend that you consult your doctor for diagnosis of urinary tract infection in order to rule out more serious conditions and then take oil of oregano with concentrated cranberry juice. The best way to take oil of oregano is under the tongue but if you don't like the taste you can take capsules. You will feel it working. Oil of oregano is an antifungal, antiviral and antibiotic which makes it very effective against sinusitis etc.

Medicinal Oregano Seeds
Posted by Anon (Not Canada) on 06/28/2020
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The local hardware store sells what is labled "Greek Oregano". We planted some and it smells just like my bottle of wild oregano oil. It's hot when you eat it, too, like the oil is. So you might want to grab a pack of seeds before big pharma notices.

The package of oregano I bought in the spice aisle smells and tastes nothing like it. It's just floral scented and not spicey at all.

Side Effects
Posted by Alex (Latin America) on 12/26/2018
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My body reacts badly to medicines and remedies, so I always start slowly. I wasn't slow enough yesterday and got what seems to be my period, except it's over 10 days earlier.

I dad a sore throat for months, I finally went to the doctor and he prescribed me antibiotics which did nothing apart from giving me an infection. Back to the remedies.

I made oregano tea with a teaspoon of dry leaves, I gargled it and felt nothing, then I used about a pinch for a litre of water and it didn't do much good but no harm either.

Then I made 1/3 of a teaspoon for a cup of tea, and I immediately got the bleeding, then cramping all day long and nothing stayed in my stomach for more than a few minutes.

It worked because I didn't feel so much stuff stuck behind my nose/throat area, and it also relaxed my stiff neck, but I'm concerned about a possible long-term issue.

Also, I would like to clarify about a possible confusion in regards on the type of oregano used. All oregano is the same, the common noun is Oregano, Pot Marjoram or Wild Marjoram, the scientific noun is Oreganium Vulgare L.

I was thinking about getting oregano oil, but I won't anymore because even a single drop might be too strong for me.

Posted by Jjjjjj777 (Gilbert, Arizona) on 07/02/2013

Hi Earth Clinic: Carpal tunnel in the wrist, lower back pain and knee problems: oregano oil??? Please. Thank YOU.

Posted by Suzanne (Kansas City, Mo, Usa) on 09/29/2009
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On the subject of Eczema - I have been giving my teen Oil of Oregano in capsules (one in the morning and one at night) to help with her Eczema; this has helped trememdously with the itching and some of the redness. We have tried the cortizone cremes from the doctors and that did not help her at all. I've been reading here today on the suggstions of using Apple Cider Vinegar and plan to try that. I can remember as a small child my grandma taking vinegar to help with her ailments so maybe there is something to this.

As a side note I personally am taking the oregano capsules as well for sinus relief (have been for three years). I used to have a large problem with my sinus passages closing up when I laid down for the evening. I was taking a ton of OTC medications to just be able to go to sleep. I started taking this after reading up about the many health issues that are related to what is in our blood stream and that this herb can help with this. I do belive that this herb has helped us a lot.

Menstrual Issues
Posted by Eve K (Houston, Tx) on 08/09/2009
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For relief from menstrual cramps, steep dried oregano (any kind as you would normally have in your pantry) in boiling water for several minutes. Sip at least one cup, more if needed.

Joint Issues
Posted by Tavora (Brooklyn, NY) on 05/03/2009
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Just wanted to say very quickly that after reading several posts about oil of oregano helping with inflammation/joint pain - I decided to try it tonight. OMG!! Let me tell u - the clicking and popping that I have been experiencing the last two months disappeared!!! (My ailments are actually an inner ear problem with a misaligned spine) but when I rubbed the oil on my knees, shins, shoulders and neck - I felt - LITERALLY - instant, instant relief!! I could not believe it!! As I stood up and walked around for a bit - no popping - no clicking!! This gives me so much hope! I will continue to use this as one of my arsenals and though I know we are not allowed to state specific brands....I do want to say the one I bought is ___. I will also take it orally to help with the tension in my spine. Will keep u posted.

Thank you so much EC!!! :0)

Dental Issues
Posted by Nanci (Berwick, PA. USA) on 03/08/2009
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I have been using oil of oregano for over a year. I put a drop on my finger and apply it to a tooth that was starting to abcess. I had to put it on about five times a day but in two days the pain was gone and never got as bad as the one that had to be pulled. I would get it in a healthfood store to make sure it is safe for digesting. I'm not sure if essential oils for inhaling are the same. *oreganol* is the brand I have

I start to put a drop on my finger and apply it to the glands under your ear by your neck. One or two drops per side. Then I put a drop on my finger and put it under my arm pit because there are glands there also. I do this about five or more times a day. I have been able to ward off a cold completely when everyone else has it. I didn't have any because I lent it to someone and I went a few days with out using this. I got very sick and was in bed for five days. when I got it back I used it and two days later was up. I think I should have used it longer and I didn't. Now I got it back. I guess because the cold got a start here, now it is going to be hard to get rid of it. Now I made a cup of hot water, 1/2 a large garlic diced, 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of ACV and the juice of a Lime. I am loosening up already. Oh and the acv cured the hot flashes I had.

Posted by Edna (Solomon, Kansas, USA) on 01/21/2009
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I wanted to add a note concerning the addition of a drop or two of Oil of Oregano during the OP. You'll want to make sure that you get ORGANIC oil, and not only that, but make sure it is labeled as "Oil of WILD OREGANO! What sells under the label "Oil of Oregano" or "Oregano Oil" is really Marjoram, and does NOT possess the wonderful, natural, anti-biotic properties of Oil of Wild Oregano. Don't let 'em fool ya!

It is oil from a specific wild plant (not the same plant known in Spain as "oregano" and used in cooking) that grows on the hillsides of the Mediterranean region which is the real deal. It is the most powerful anti-biotic agent in nature.

I wouldn't have known the difference if someone hadn't once told me, so I wanted to pay it forward. Thank you for the opportunity.

Loving this site! :0)

Be blessed!!

Posted by Oreganooiluser (Chino, Ca) on 05/02/2013

Fyi, it is not necessarily true that if a product is labeled "Oregano Oil" and not "Oil of Oregano" it is actually marjoram. For instance, Sprouts carries a product labeled "Oregano Oil" on the front but on the back it specifies that the product is "Wild Mediterranean Oregano Oil (Origanum vulgare)" and is "standardized to 70% Carvacrol. " Origanum vulgare is different from marjoram, which is actually Origanum majorana. So I think some products are just labeled simply as "Oregano Oil" to be more easily recognizable to the consumer? In any case, I just wanted to clear that up in case people were concerned about products they may have in their cupboards not being authentic based on the specific wording.

Cold Sores
Posted by Craig (Edmonton, AB, Canada) on 12/08/2008
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I use Oil of Oregano for cold sores, the second I feel that tingle i put a drop or two on the area that is tingleing and repeat a few times through out the day for about 2-4 days, it never blisters and breaks out, in fact its quickly regressed and dissapears within those days. I have been doing this for over a year and usually get cold sores about 4 times a year, and its worked every time...

Cold Sores
Posted by Jane (Honolulu, Hi) on 11/30/2014

Try taking L-Lysine for cold sores. I friend introduced me to this years ago and I have no problems with cold sores anymore. My friend takes the lysine everyday but I only take it when I feel a cold sore coming or have been out in the sun a lot.

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