Oregano Herbal Remedies

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!!

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.

Sinus Issues
Posted by Denver (Dayton, Ohio) on 01/22/2008
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have used oregano oil to clear up my stuffy head a few times. I know this sounds crazy to anyone that has taken it before but i put a drop on my wet fingers and then snuff it!! ouch!! but instantly i can breath and the burning stops in just a few minutes. Dont even know if this is a good idea but it works for me Denver

Posted by Robert (Honolulu, Hawaii) on 11/06/2007
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Oil of Oregano and Bronchitis. My chest was stuffed up for a couple of years. Don't like to go to the doctors. I heard about Oil of Oregano. I was taking two drops under my tongue twice a day for about two weeks. Within two days I could not believe the differance. I can breathe freely again without coughing. This was about two months ago. I also stopped smoking after 35 years 3 weeks ago and I cannot tell you the improvement in my health.

Last year I started to get boils about three to four a month. Started to take turmeric (capsul form)it took care of the boils. I've been taking one capsul every day since and not had any outbreaks until I take a break for a few days from all supplements, vitamins and the turmeric. I then feel a boil coming on and resume my regimine and feel fine after a couple of days.

Sinus Issues
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 Katia (Ca, US) on 03/15/2015 2 posts

Regarding boils...for you women out there....when I used to shave, down there, I picked up a boil. I tried antibiotics, antibacterial soap and other numerous concoctions. When I read your remedy I quickly did exactly what you said...gone, gone, gone. Thank you for that-you are a lifesaver. And girls, lets bring back the natural hippy dippy look! Those where the days!

Posted by Bobbie (Dubuque, USA) on 05/29/2007
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Wild oil of oregano with P73 kills MRSA as well as many parasites, virus, fungi & bacteria.

Nail Fungus
Posted by Julie (River Grove, IL) on 05/02/2006
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I am very happy to pass this on to anyone who has this condition because you will absolutely get rid of your discolored/thickened toenails with no side effects! I know because my nails are clear and beautiful again. Apply oil of oregano to your nails with a Q-tip in the morning and evening. You can buy oil of oregano at any health food store. Do this and your unsightly toenails will be a thing of the past. Do this for approximately 6 or 7 months, so your new clear toenails will grow in and that's it! I followed this advice and my nails are completely clear and normal.

Powerful Herb
Posted by Tamara F. (United States) on 05/20/2020
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This is just interesting. Yesterday I went out to water my garden and the oregano was completely eaten by something other than human. Just further evidence of natural protective instincts and the oregano, although distinctly savory, was the food of choice.

Posted by Mama To Many (Middle, Tennessee, Usa) on 07/03/2013

Dear Gilbert, AZ, I would not use oil of oregano for carpal tunnel, back and knee pain. Maybe someone else has tried it and would be able to advise you better...

What I would try is peppermint essential oil (diluted if it is too strong for your skin straight.) You can massage it into the pained area several times a day. Also, try taking turmeric (4 capsules 2x a day) to reduce your pain and inflammation.

Drinking lots of water is also important. If you add a T.. of Raw Unpastuerized Apple Cider Vinegar to your water, that may also help your varioius troubles as well.

Let us know what helps you!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Prioris (Fort Pierce, Fl, Usa) on 07/03/2013

You have all the symptoms of Hyaluronic Acid depletion. Look for small molecule Hyaluronic Acid. Take on empty stomach.

Sinus Issues
Posted by Radrevd (Coeur D Alene, Id, United States) on 09/16/2012

stumbled on your site this morning. Have been using Oil of Oregano for ten years with minimal to no sinus infections or cringing pain behind my ears. Recently started sanitizing my mouth (pockets) with a shot of Porter and a drop of OoO. I then swallow and follow with up to eight drops of OoO in a shot of Porter... Got to get the drops down somehow! I added Echinacea/Goldenseal Tuesday to reverse the onset of sinus infection. So far, success!

The term 'oil pulling' is initially confusing. Swishing or sanitizing evokes a better word picture.

I have not tried ACV for a nasal rinse. I had a perforated septum following surgery in the Navy that is now fully eroded. It's no wonder I sufferred chronic sinusitis and bronchitis. The septum is supposed to trap incoming particles while moistening air before it hits the lungs. My Veteran's Hospital physicians are a bunch or inept quacks that tremble in fear when confronted with an educated patient like me.

I will visit frequently for additional insights. I need to find balance or harmony between Hashimoto's hypothyroidism, low heart rate and blood pressure, and complications from familial atrial fibriliation. The VA has taken a hand off attitude to my herbal supplements and refuse to even provide thyroid medication.

Sinus Issues
Posted by Timh (Louisville, Ky, Usa) on 09/17/2012 2073 posts

Radrevd, it seems best to not even mention nutritional supplementation to MD's, and thoroughly research any type contraindication w/ pharmaceutical medication that may occur, on our own. Lots of info here on E.C. from past posts in the "Remedies", "Ailments", and "Supplements" sections at the top of page.

For the low thyroid, heart rate, and blood pressure, Potassium Iodide and L-Tyrosine are indicated.

Hope this helps and good luck.

Sinus Issues
Posted by Radrevd (Coeur D Alene, Id, United States) on 12/07/2012

Thanks Tim...Good advice in hindsight. VA classified me as mental in need of behavior modification due to hypothyroid. I'd likie to wring their necks... does that qualify?

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I added ACV to my saline/OoO mix and my sinuses are clearer.

Posted by Sarahlynnlee (K.c., Mo, Usa) on 04/28/2011
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Okay people, I have been battling melasma for about 2 years or so and it was getting progressively worse by the month! I want to tell you what is helping me. First of all, I have a food journal that I've been keeping for about a year and I write EVERYTHING in it that I eat and what I use on my skin so I can track the changes.

About 3 months ago I had a big patch of my melasma got dark and crusty and then completely went away to reveal normal skin. Then, no more of the melasma went away so I recently went through my food journal to find out what I was eating and what I was putting on my face. The only thing that I could find that I was doing then and not now was eating lots of raw carrots (not sure why). I'm not a huge carrot fan so I started looking online for beta carotene benefits and saw that a lack of beta carotene causes dry skin and other skin conditions. I bought some at the health food store, 25,000 IU and took it immediately. That was yesterday, and no joke today it is much lighter. BUT, before that I remembered reading that melasma might be a fungal condition and I gave my boyfriend a long time ago some oregano oil for something (I can't remember) that he was dealing with. He suggested to me that I try it on the melasma only because it is an anti-fungal oil.

So on the eve of Easter of this year, I took a couple of drops and started rubbing it into only the parts with melasma and OMG, it burned so bad at first, worse than ACV. The burning subsided so I left it on for about 30 minutes or so and washed it off really well. I have to tell you, you should maybe dilute it with another oil, I used argon oil after that painful experience and it helped but still burned a bit. Anyway, yesterday morning I used the oregano oil again in the morning with the argon oil and by yesterday evening, some of my melasma spots are dry and flaking. Before when I had that big patch that went away, it also dried up and fell off. So I think it is either the oregano oil or the beta carotene or both. I'm not going to pick the dry scaly pieces off, I'm going to wait until they fall off. I'll check back in as soon as I notice the difference. I'm hoping a couple of days the skin will slough off. This condition is awful and I too am on the hunt for a solution. I've tried EVERYTHING and I research this every single day. I also want to say that I'm doing the GSE, MSM, ACV and have not seen any real difference with those. Hope this works, I'll check back soon.

Posted by Fernanda (Modesto, Ca) on 07/16/2011

Hi just following up on oregano therapy could you let me know if your melasma has disappeared with the carotene and oil treatments.

thank you Fernanda

Posted by Sarah (Kansas City, Mo) on 07/25/2011

Well, sadly it has not worked Fernanda. My skin was flaking off but there was still melasma under it. I was so disappointed! I'm still struggling to find SOMETHING to get rid of this. I am taking silica because it is good for hair, skin and nails so I thought that it can't hurt. I'm also taking my vit. C, MSM, ACV, etc... and hopefully it will lighten.

This has been an awful experience for me as well as so many others out there. There has to be something out there that can get rid of this condition. One thing I will say about the silica is that it makes my skin feel soft but it's still too early to tell if it will help with melasma. I have only been taking it for a week or so. I'll let you know how it works. Thanks.

Posted by Mishapookie (Birmingham, Al, Usa) on 05/02/2012

I have a problem with scaling skin from Eczema or psoriasis and rosacea on my face. I use a couple of things that seem to work as long as I keep up with regimen.

Cup of Extra vergin coconut oil (I like scented) with about 10-20 drops of tea tree oil extract and 10-20 drops of lemon oil extract. Smells wonderful. Let that sit for 15-30 minutes if you can. Then I use this cheap lotion Dermasil from Dollar General. Best EVER!! I let it sit on my face as long as possible to get it soaked in then wipe off excess. My face can get a bit shiny from it, but I will take shiny over scaly any day.

I do this every morning and night and my skin is normal looking and back to peaches and cream. If I get off schedule it comes back within 24 hours though. Doesn't heal it... just keeps it at bay.

I hope it will help you some anyway. Different conditions but similar too.

Perioral Dermatitis
Posted by Steph (Vancouver, Canada) on 01/14/2011
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Last spring I was struck with a terrible case of Perioral Dermatitis (PD). It was horrible, I felt terrible about myself and depressed everytime I had to leave the house. As I didn't want to go the prescription route (months of antibiotics didn't appeal to me), I relied on discussion boards to find out about natural remedies. I tried everything. AVC, yogurt, coconut oil, changed my toothpaste and face wash (to non SLS products), calendula, probiotics, fish oils... This list goes on. Eventually I found what worked for me... Clay masks (buy red, green, or grey clay at your health food store) with a couple drops of oil of oregano in it (a great antimicrobial). It burns a bit, I won't lie, but after a couple of days of daily use my red, bumpy, weepy, flaky face began to clear. End of one week and I wasn't mortified to leave the house, by the end of two weeks I was feeling back to my old self. Recently, I had a flare up. Back to using the masks for a couple of days and it is under control again. This remedy may not be for everyone, but it was definitely the thing that worked for me.

Posted by Jb (Atlanta, Ga Usa) on 11/02/2010
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One of my German Shepherds has an immune deficiency. I have tried everything natural under the sun but, will not resort to pharmaceuticals. I feed raw, organic, no grains. ACV in water. Still biting, itchy & scabby. One day I was desperate to find a solution for her raw skin. I mixed up about a 1/4 cup of organic extra virgin coconut oil & about 6 drops of ingestable Four Thieves oil blend. I rubbed it in lightly on all the areas affected. The Four Thieves I use is a well known brand, easily found on the Internet that can be ingested. Some are only for topical use, so be careful. I would not use on cats. It calmed the areas immediately. Redness disappeared. By the next day scabs were falling off. I now do this twice a day. She actually nudges me to the kitchen for her coconut rub. Though I alternate omega 3 fish oil, coconut oil, ground flax or oil, EVOO, chia, something in her system seems to resist utilizing the ingested oils. I have started adding digestive enzymes to her food to add in breaking down fats. If someone has experienced this same problem I would appreciate feedback.

Posted by Heidi (Chicago, Il, Usa) on 03/26/2010
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My chocolate lab was scratching herself raw. We adjusted her diet, got special lotions and shampoos from the vet, even steroids. Nothing worked. We hated seeing our poor dog suffer so we mixed 1/2 cup of coconut oil with 2 drops of oil of oregano, rubbed it on her sores. By the next morning she was barely scratching at all!! All the sores healed and she has been happy and itch free!

Posted by Dman (Houston, Tx) on 08/17/2009
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Oil of oregano killed the MRSA. Here it is 1 year later and i thought i was MRSA free, and there it is a new nasty boil on my inner thigh. I went and bought ____ ___ , just ask for 1 oz __ __. (accept no substitutes, must say ___ on bottle ) I have used the reguler strength in the past, this is a few times stronger. For 2 days I took 2 droperfulls per day (180 lb male ) than went to 1 droperfull per day for 2 weeks. This stuff is very (medicine was not created to taste good ! )chase it like a shot. I put oil of oregano, and a big square Bandaid on the boil the first night and it burned like hell .The next morning put a hot washcloth on it( brings it to a head) and it opened and drained. put the oil and bandaid on it for about 5 days. Incredible healing. I still continue one half dropper oil daily and pray to God it does not come back. I have tried EVERYTHING a few of them are listed on this sight.Turmeric did not do much for me and irritated my digestive tract. Some seemed to help, but gave limited results.This worked better than anything (including some very expensive antibiotics) Get the oil online for less Please try this, I posted this because I want to help people, and I hope this will work for others

Posted by Kelly (Dallas Tx) on 08/16/2013
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I need help with fighting MRSA!! I have used oregano, garlic, turmeric mixed with Gse, and essential oils.... It's not killing it this time. Please help!! I'm desperate. Can not/will not take anymore antibiotics... That's how we got here, right?

Posted by Rsw (Uniontown,oh) on 08/17/2013

Medical grade Manuka honey has been found to stop MRSA. There are many articles on the Internet about this. It does say that "medical grade" will remove any impurities in the honey, which may be found in grocery bought honey, that could cause further problems. Best wishes.

Posted by Mare (Austin) on 08/18/2013

And, considering the highly profitable business of medical supplies and medical-grade this n' that in the U.S., I don't worry about only getting hooked into the Manuka-only or medical-grade honey promotions. There are many sources of superb quality local and bioregional powerful raw honey from small beekeepers. In fact, local honey has allergy-prevention benefits as an added plus. (Due to the devastations recently experienced in bee populations, there has been a reduction of quality raw honey availability in certain areas, sadly).

Posted by Cgl (Ca) on 11/03/2013

Hi there - regarding the MRSA; Allimed 450mg capsules (medical strength) has been documented to succesfully combat MRSA. Dr. Peter Josling headed the research into allicin - the active ingredient in Garlic. I have used garlic in many forms succesfully over the years - never to treat MRSA, but if you google allicin and mrsa you will get his research and the results. Source the Allimed from the UK - it's cheaper there. Good luck

Posted by Kelly (Washington, Dc) on 07/23/2014

Hi. I have similar problems with Staph and have been taking oil of oregano for years instead of using antibiotics. I wanted to add that turmeric also helps with the inflammation but you also need to take black pepper with it. The turmeric is much more potent when you add the pepper.

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