Oregano Oil for Strep Throat

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Oregano oil is often counted as one of the most powerful anti-bacterial essential oils. Oregano oil can be used as a natural remedy for strep throat.

Oregano oil softgels can be purchased and taken as an anti-biotic.

Oregano essential oil can be added to a glass of orange juice - 1 drop per glass, several times a day. The orange juice helps to disguise the very strong taste of oregano oil.

One drop of oregano essential oil can be added to a tablespoon of coconut oil and gargled (and then spit out!) several times a day. This gets the oil coated onto the throat so it can fight the infection on contact.

3 User Reviews

Posted by Lisa (Birmingham, Mi) on 03/25/2015
5 out of 5 stars

My son had a sore throat for 3 days and was feeling so terrible I thought he might have mono. I brought him to the Dr. who did a throat culture that confirmed strep throat. I accepted the antibiotic prescription she gave us but didn't want to have it filled until I checked Earth Clinic. I have been a loyal reader for years and always recommend it to anyone who is sick. Anyway, since my son balks at taking the apple cider vinegar I decided to give oil of oregano a try before giving in to antibiotics. My kids have never had antibiotics, I have tried to steer clear of them so as to allow them to build a good immune system. I ended up buying oregano spirits, which is a tincture in alcohol, by mistake but it worked just fine. Within hours of his first dose there was a noticeable improvement and by the next day he was back to his old self. I gave him 10 drops in a glass of water every 6 hours for a day (I followed the dosing on the bottle). It worked like a charm.

Also, I read the post about using it on a cold sore and tried it when I felt one coming on my lip. I have tried Acetone, ACV, L- Arganine, and over the counter solutions but never had one stop right in its tracks like it did when I put the tiniest little bit on. Amazing! I will never be without a bottle of this in the house. Just had to share this with others as I was completely impressed!

Replied by Danielle
(Mackay, Qld)

Hi. I've recently gone to the doctor with a sore throat and the end result is strep throat. I was given antibiotics and have been taken them however I am very into essential oils and have read up on oregano oil killing the strep bacteria. I have a bottle of oregano oil and was wondering if I could use it in conjunction with the antibiotics and how can I best use oregano oil eg, internal, topically to get rid of this infection as I am petrified of getting rheumatic fever.

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Posted by Jason H. (Paradise Valley, AZ) on 03/17/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I had strep throat last week and it was getting pretty bad with the pain. I tried gargling with ACV, drinking it with water, honey, cayenne pepper, etc. I even tried Amoxicillin from the doctor. Nothing helped me...until I tried Oil of Oregano. On Wednesday night, I took a couple doses and by Thursday morning, the pain was gone. Now, a week later, the strep is totally cleared. For me, this was the cure for my Strep. Oil of Oregano is great!

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Posted by Harold (Virginia Beach, VA) on 01/22/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I don't know if you consider this a natural remedy or not, but oil of oregano has stopped strep-like sore throats very quickly for me and my wife. If it appears to be full-blown strep, I soak a cotton swab in oil of oregano and dab it directly on the inflamed area. If it's milder I can often place about 6 drops under my tongue and hold them until the mouth fills with saliva. I then gargle a bit to coat the back of the throat and swallow. The oil has a powerful burning taste but it has come through for us many times.