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Oregano Oil for Sinus Infections

| Modified on Aug 08, 2022
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Posted by UnDoctor (South Carolina) on 06/18/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Prior to using oregano oil blend (OOB), whenever I felt a cold coming on, I would gargle and/or use a qtip with 50/50 Hydrogen Peroxide and water to swab the inside of my nose. This worked well to hold off most infections, but there were times that swabbing the nose was not enough to reach the deepest regions of the sinus cavity.

I had been googling the topic and stumbled across people inhaling or using the neti pot to solve the problem. Since I wasn't interested in using a neti pot, it seemed logical to me to somehow get the OOB vapors into my nose and throat. The good news is that it was VERY EASY, and quick. All I had to do was microwave half a cup of water in a mug for 2 min and put 2 drops of OOB in it. Once it was ready, I would take 20 to 30 deep breaths (working my way up to it, since the first few inhalations sting) over the next couple of minutes (with eyes closed, otherwise it will sting your eyes). The great thing about OOB is that it has multiple traits. It's anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant. But the thing that really surprised me is that it's also an anesthetic/analgesic.

So, while the first 10 sniffs stung, after a while the stinging went away and OOB's analgesic property kicked in. Any pain or discomfort in my sinuses or throat was pretty much eliminated, and that lasted many hours. If the pain lingered I would do another round. That alone (the pain relief) would be enough to recommend the regimen, but it also hits the viruses and bacteria causing the problem. Wow! And to cap it all off, each “treatment” costs about 3 cents.

To be clear, if your pain is in your sinuses, inhale via your nose. If it's in the throat, inhale through your mouth. With throat pain, I would also do the water/peroxide gargle to hit it from both sides.

Without any doubt, this is the MOST powerful thing in my arsenal to fight colds and viruses. It's truly amazing. And I'm shocked that there's not been more written on the Internet about this. Most people recommend putting a few drops of OOB under the tongue, but I've tried that, and it doesn't compare to the immediate benefits of inhaling it. I hope you try this out and reap the benefits. God Bless you all!

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Posted by Pay It Forward (PNW) on 01/23/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Oregano Oil for a Sinus Infection

Ingest once a day. It's very powerful. You can also steam inhale. Post nasal drip is thought to be caused either a fungus or mold that's got into the sinus. Get a lrg bath towel, a small saucepan pot of hot water, and wild oregano oil. We like Oreganol (no affiliation, just like it). Place 5-6 drops wild oregano oil in the pot, cover your head and pot with the towel, close your eyes, and breath in deeply through your nose. You can do this am & pm.


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Posted by Madelyn (Idaho) on 09/24/2021

Hi Bill, you know what worked for me? Coconut oil! I applied it topically... A few times a day I applied a liberal amount on my face and temple area. The sinus pain and pressure resolved very quickly after having suffered for over a week or 2. I had previously tried neti pot rinses and other herbs (can't quite remember now), but was pleasantly surprised when the coconut oil finally knocked the infection out. I may have rinsed / oil pulled with coconut oil too. (Again, not sure since it was several years ago) If I were to get another infection I would also rinse / oil pull for 5 minutes once or twice daily until resolved.


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Posted by Elsa (New Zealand ) on 09/24/2021

try to poultice clay on both cheeks, make a paste of green French clay and spread in paper towel. Do it bedtime and avoid all dairy.

Love Elsa


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Posted by Bill (Boston, Ma) on 09/23/2021

That was 10 years ago and what about today?


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Posted by Bill (Boston, Ma) on 09/23/2021

I have a 60 day Sinus infection that is still plaguing me. I take oregano capsules just twice daily. I just started 2 days ago. I have no blockage nor anything coming from my mouth or nose, just pain in the sinuses for 60 days!

I am trying different things. I haver the nasal wash machine I use salts and iodine and sometime s a little Hydrogen peroxide. Does not seem like the nasal flush gets in to the sinuses but only the nostrils. Very frustrating.


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Posted by Jackie (Arizona) on 09/08/2021

What brand did you use? Thank you!


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Posted by TwinkyToze (Burlington ON) on 01/27/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I read about oregano JUICE for sinus infection here years ago. I got an infection that simply wouldn't budge. Very distressing. Thick obstructive post nasal drainage discharge pressing on my swallowing mechanism, waking in the middle of the night gasping with completely blocked airways. I am a huge proponent of oregano for infections and viruses but this thing wasn't moving an inch with all the capsules and oil I was throwing at it.

Then I remembered about the JUICE option and thought well hell, if it doesn't work then I'll just have to knuckle under and go the antibiotic route. I ordered a couple of bottles of juice, and last night they arrived. I diluted 4 capfuls in 250ml distilled water and ran it through my sinuses with a neti pot.

Within an hour – ONE HOUR – I noticed there was no more pressure on my swallowing mechanism. I went to sleep normally and was not disturbed once overnight. In the morning, back of my throat still clear and “dry”. i'm clearing a rhinovirus right now and there was some disturbance later in the AM but I ran the oregano juice through again at noon, and as I type this, my sinuses feel clearer and lighter than they have in many many weeks. I also use the juice in dilution in my waterpik to gently disinfect my gumline. This stuff is truly God's gift. Now with the first two cases of confirmed 2019NCoV only twenty minutes from where I live, I am armed to the teeth with oregano. Stay well, friends.


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Posted by NM (Florida) on 04/25/2020

Where to you get oregano juice?


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Posted by TwinkyToze (Burlington, ON) on 01/27/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I read about oregano JUICE for sinus infection here years ago. I got an infection that simply wouldn't budge. Very distressing. Thick obstructive post nasal drainage discharge pressing on my swallowing mechanism, waking in the middle of the night gasping with completely blocked airways. I am a huge proponent of oregano for infections and viruses but this thing wasn't moving an inch with all the capsules and oil I was throwing at it.

Then I remembered about the JUICE option and thought well hell, if it doesn't work then I'll just have to knuckle under and go the antibiotic route. I ordered a couple of bottles of juice, and last night they arrived. I diluted 4 capfuls in 250ml distilled water and ran it through my sinuses with a neti pot.

Within an hour – ONE HOUR – I noticed there was no more pressure on my swallowing mechanism. I went to sleep normally and was not disturbed once overnight. In the morning, back of my throat still clear and “dry”. i'm clearing a rhinovirus right now and there was some disturbance later in the AM but I ran the oregano juice through again at noon, and as I type this, my sinuses feel clearer and lighter than they have in many many weeks. I also use the juice in dilution in my waterpik to gently disinfect my gumline. This stuff is truly God's gift. Now with the first two cases of confirmed 2019NCoV only twenty minutes from where I live, I am armed to the teeth with oregano.

Stay well, friends.

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Posted by Dannielle (Toronto) on 02/08/2018

Vfloerke, how do you know what strengths to take?


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Posted by Vfloerke (Omaha, Ne) on 01/10/2018

Yes, the pills work fine. Read online reviews on Amazon, there are different strengths and qualities - but for those who hate the taste or the burning sensation, pills are the way to go. I use them for myself all the time, and even my kids sometimes (at a lower dose) when they have ear aches or sinus infections.


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Posted by Vfloerke (Omaha, Ne) on 01/10/2018

Yes, the pills work fine. Read online reviews on Amazon, there are different strengths and qualities - but for those who hate the taste or the burning sensation, pills are the way to go. I use them for myself all the time, and even my kids sometimes (at a lower dose) when they have ear aches or sinus infections.


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Posted by Deb (Chicago) on 09/13/2017

How many times a day did you drink the 3 drops over the course of 3 days?


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Posted by Forest (Ontario Canada) on 03/06/2017

Oil of Oregano should never be used directly on mucous membranes. Do not do this.

You can simply put it on the skin outside your nostril.


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Posted by Ginger (Oceanside, Ca) on 03/03/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I use undiluted essential oils all the time with no issues. I put a few drops of oregano oil under my tongue daily.


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Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh) on 03/03/2017

Re-read the above about "How to use oregano oil". NOTE: However, as one reader warns, oregano oil must be diluted with another oil like coconut or olive before being placed under the tongue to avoid burning your mouth. (Anyone who finds the taste objectionable can put the oil into an empty gel capsule.)


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Posted by Kayla (Houston) on 03/02/2017

SAME here - the oil is STRONG and it burns very bad to go down my throat :(


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Posted by Dennis (Arlington, Tx) on 03/01/2017

I add 3 drops to 8 oz or less of orange juice.


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Posted by Sylbill (Oh) on 02/13/2017
0 out of 5 stars

I could not take one sip of oregano oil & warm water, too strong, burnt my mouth. I spit it out.


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Posted by Kim (Belleville Illinois ) on 01/14/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I have had sinus infections for 8yrs straight!! Like clock work had to go to doctors for antibiotics. The problem with that is it was causing Year infections due to killing all good bacteria in my body as well. Finally I went to the health food store in dire straights, all stuffed up and asked the naturalist what to do? She said put 3 drops of oregano oil in a shot glass of warm water and in 3 days you will feel a ton better and won't need that antibiotic! Sooooo thankful! I also use to be on Zyrtec every day of my life because I suffered with postnasal and vertigo. Ever since I have been taking oregano oil, I am medication free. If I start to feel any symptoms, I may take a shot or two a day and it takes away all symptoms. During cold and flu season, I take one shot every day or every other day! Amazing stuff!!

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Posted by Rlbennett (Danville Pa) on 11/20/2016

Will a oregano oil pill also work? I just started taking them. Chiropractor said it should help kill the bad bacteria in my belly.


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Posted by Claire (Seaham) on 07/04/2016

Can I ask do u just add the drops to your drink? And are u taking this daily without fail or just when u feel infection coming on I'm unsure what to use the oil or capsules. Thanks


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Posted by Marilyn (California) on 06/21/2016

How much lemon juice for your mixture?


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Posted by Kennywally (Midwest) on 06/07/2016 48 posts

Elizabeth; I heard there were so many offerings of Oregano Oil, it leads to confusion as there is a glut of copycats out there to just make a buck...which specific one did you have your experience with?


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Posted by Elizabeth (Phoenix, Az) on 06/06/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I take the time to write this review in hopes it will help someone like me. Oregano Oil sounded hokey to me, but I was DESPERATE, dealing with chronic sinus disease for almost 2 years, extreme pain, pressure in my head on a daily basis that would turn into severe migraines from all the pressure in my head. Dizzy constantly, not able to work & look at my computer w/o getting a migraine. Finally had sinus surgery in hopes it would cure me, but it didn't. Taking daily notes & diaries to log every food, allergy med, etc. I was taking & googling every possible remedy I could think of, I came across Oregano Oil. Started 3 drops with apple & lemon juice, twice a day. I noticed changes right away but didn't want to get my hopes up. After about a week or so, I had NO symptoms!!!! I was thinking it was a fluke & for sure would come right back. NOPE, I got my life back!!!! I still have recurrent infections I can feel coming up, if that happens I make sure to start another Oregano Oil routine (having one right now :( But I recommend it to anyone I know & I tell everyone. Including my doctors who laugh it off.

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Posted by Adele (Florida) on 03/27/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have sinus infections all the time. My sister told me about oil of oregano. I took 2 capsules each day...one in the morning and 1 at night. I did this for 7 days and my infection went away.

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Posted by Lena (Berkeley, Ca) on 10/09/2015

What brand and how did you use it? Directions please :-)


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Posted by Ebs (Albuquerque, Nm) on 09/27/2015

I have been using the oreganol oil for my sinus infections and it helps but you have to get used to the taste (it takes a couple of times to get used to it) now, I can take the drops under my tongue, no problem.


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Posted by Anonymous (Southeast) on 09/07/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I've had profound good luck with Oil of Oregano helping to prevent sinus infections. I was getting the sinus infections very often. I take the 00 tablets whenever I'm around young children, fly in an airplane or any other situation I formally would get a sinus infection.

Since doing this, I have not gotten a sinus infection. I think it is an excellent preventative and MIGHT work for a mild sinus infection. Of course, one must see a doctor for any serious infection.


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Posted by Ann (Southeast, United States) on 07/31/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I too have had good fortune with Oil of Oregano. I've had many sinus infections over the last three years. I would get them very easily...especially when around children. I probably got one every three months. I now take two O of O tablets a day when I'm around children, flying or if I have even the tiniest symptom. And, so far, so good. I've also observed it like a miracle stop a cold in it's tracks with friends and relatives. I believe it is a blessing.


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Posted by Sam ( Miami) on 04/14/2015

Just take in an empty capsule. Read my post about clove oil. Greater quantity of oil is required when swallowed than when simply held in the mouth. Inhalation puts oil molecules directly into the blood stream through the alveoli of the lungs, as well directly to the brain through the olfactory nerves which connect to the central brain. French school of aromatherapy says the best way to optimize the benefits of EO is to be open to administering them by any and all pathways, by nose, skin, mouth, intestines (suppositories), rectum, and or vagina, depending on the situation. Either way you apply it will immediately reach your blood due to small size of its molecules. Try to apply on the soles of your feet or a throat, you will immediately taste it in your mouth. Read about safety measures in my post about clove oil. Oils are smarter than antibiotics. They have homeostatic intelligence. Myrtle oil for example can stimulate an increase or decrease in thyroid activity depending on person's condition.


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Posted by Sue (Manitoba, CA) on 04/14/2015

Just like that old saying about a spoon full of sugar helping medicine go down it helps this medicine go down, too. I put a bit of sugar in a teaspoon add 2 drops of Oil of Oregano, top it off with a bit more sugar and down it goes without any burning and minimum bad taste.

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Posted by Mama to Many (Tennessee) on 03/28/2015

Dear Linda,

I would use Oregano Oil in a capsule and not put it under the tongue. It is very, very strong straight. I would also start with just a drop or two in a capsule, and maybe add a few drops of olive oil to the capsule as well.

~Mama to Many~


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Posted by Linda (NC, US) on 03/27/2015

So you put the oil in a capsule and swallow it? I'm trying to decide between that and the under the tongue thing. I have been sick since dec, mold allergies and sinus infections


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Posted by Sam (Miami, FL) on 12/13/2014

I would also add Quercetin and take it for not less than 6 months. NOW brand with bromelain is a good one. Address guts health where body immunity begins. Read Patient heals thyself book, which on a surface has nothing to do with your problem. But only on a surface. "Garden of life " digestive health supplements are excellent. You will know what to take after reading this book. Meantime Use inhaler Mahold. Essential oils are God sent miracles.. or God's love manifest in molecules ( as david stewart named his book)


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Posted by Sam (Miami, Florida) on 12/11/2014

Get Inhaler Maholda, a clear glass inhaler and inhale oils. It has an attachment to inhale through nose. This cheap medical device is worth million times more than it cost. Different oils for differrent purposes. Oils cross blood brain barrier and can be used for neurological or any kind of health issues. Get free book on butterflyexpress oils for guidance. The inhaler is very cheap, don't overpay. It is invented by a german scientist and maybe found in russian/ukranian shops. It cost 29 grivna in Ukraine. About $2-3


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Posted by Earthling (Usa) on 12/09/2014

Maybe your little one will tolerate it better if you try putting the drops into about one-third glass of orange juice. Even though I'm forty years older than your daughter, I hate the taste too, so that's how I take it and it's not bad at all.


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Posted by Ava (Oakhurst, Ca) on 12/09/2014

Hi, not sure whether you're using the OO that's already premixed with a carrier oil (i.e. olive oil) or the pure essential oil of oregano (which really burns! ) I find that putting the oregano (I use the essential oil) into a teaspoon or so of a carrier oil such as olive or sesame, and then adding that to a small amount of water makes it so that I can't feel any burn at all. I'm sure it would work well with the premixed version too.

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Posted by Mamaof2 (Wisconsin, US) on 12/09/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I see this is an old post but I just found out about OO and I am excited to try it on my daughter who is 4. She battles sinus infections and had surgery a few months ago with no success. We have tried about everything we could and spent hours on the internet finding things that may help. It has lead me here.

My question is she has an sinus infection right now..we just started OO last night 4 drops in water and then 2 drops in water this morning. She of course HATES the taste and says it is really hot. Any tips on giving a child this and how much should she get each day? Thanks!


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Posted by Erick (New York, US) on 10/22/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I don't usually write posts on websites but for this, I NEED to.

For many years, I've had terrible sinus infections -- like clock work! : in-between Sep-Oct, Dec-Jan, Mar-Apr. With out fail! For whatever reason, when there is a change of temperature or season, my nasal passages decide to fill with green mucus and cause my body to think it has a fever...not fun!

So las December my girlfriend introduced me to oil of oregano pills, recommended by one of her friends...it was life altering.

I started taking these pills a week or two before the known months of sinus issues and bam!!!!!! Problem solved!! It has eliminated, no, eradicated my sinus issues completely along with my allergies. And get this, any time I feel my asthma creeping up, instead of taking the inhaler, I drink one of the pills and 3 hours laters I start coughing up white mucus and asthma gone!!!!

I only take the pills 4-7 days straight out of the month and it has helped my tremendously.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, if you suffer from sinus pain/congestion, give it a try, at least for a week...you will thank yourself!!

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Posted by Careah (Fresno, CA) on 08/27/2014

Thanks for sharing about your success with oregano oil. Please give more detail about how you used it. I assume you took it in capsule form? How much and how often per day? Thanks


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Posted by Roz (Pico Rivera, CA) on 08/27/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Yes!!! This Oregano Oil is THE BEST!! I have been suffering from sinus infections for about 15 years and had 4 sinus surgeries. I have tried probably every type of Antibiotic out there even hospitalized on a IV Antibiotic, nothing seemed to work. It is a horrible experience. I turned to the Oregano Oil thanks to a good friend. This stuff after 10 days has completely rid the underlying condition that was causing these miserable infections. Thank you Oregano for letting me live infection free. Anyone who may experience the same problem or similiar problems, best thing it is NATURAL.

YEA!!!

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Posted by Xochie (Cameron, Texas) on 07/03/2014
5 out of 5 stars

First of all, I commend you on giving God the Glory! You will be blessed. I, like so many others, have suffered with sinusitis and sinus infections all my life and I'm concerned and getting weary of so many antibiotics I've used (sometimes 2 or 3 times a year). Recently, I was given a bottle of oregano spirits, using a dropperful in a pot of steaming water. It really helped (along with the saline neti-pot solution)! I'm still considering the sinus surgery for a deviated septum, etc. Thank you for your post!


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Posted by Jan (Texas) on 03/14/2014

I strictly use the oregano oil. It can cure many more things and sinus, but it stopped the flu virus with 30 drops of oregano oil in it my water, gone the next day Yahoo!


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Posted by Amanda (Oakland, Ca) on 02/22/2014

I have used oregano oil to effectively fight lots of things. A doctor turned me into it but WARNED, like antibiotics, it shouldn't be taken more than 10 days in a row. It's hard on the stomach & you can get an immunity to it if over consumed.


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Posted by Sunny (Ca) on 01/30/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I had this terrible sinus infection. It would not budge, I even did garlic water neti pot rinse and it helped but, it still remained( it burns!! ). Finally I gave into buying the expensive oregano oil (I'm of low means). I bought Oreganol Oregano oil capsules regular strength at my health food store like $30 dollars for like 30 pills ( the capsules are so tiny) something like that. I was that desperate having tried many things with improvement but not full success. I worked!! I took 3 a day, till I finished the whole bottle, ( if you can take more then go for it, im sure you will see quicker results, also they have a stronger strength that I will try next time I get sick, but that is more expensive.

I am fully cured of my sinuses no problems! :) Clear healthy sinuses , yes expensive but totally worth it!!

Other information: they are good quality as they did not hurt my stomach, as I have a sensitive one. Highly rated on Amazon, have also tried now foods, those hurt my stomach but are ok. Will be buying some to have for when I get a future flu/infection.

Oregano oil: anti fungal, viral, bacterial... etc

Earth Clinic rocks! Peace.

P.S. if it helps you can you please post a comment below. Thanks!

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Posted by Lisa (St. Charles, Mo) on 11/28/2013
5 out of 5 stars

My daughter uses all types of oils for her family and after having constant blisters inside my nose which seemed like they would never heal, researched and told me about oil of oregano. I use it on the bottom of my feet at bedtime and within a few day, the infection was gone. The first sign of another infection, I starting using the oil again and haven't had an issue since.


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Posted by Beryl (Preston Lancs Uk) on 10/28/2013

Thankyou so much for taking the trouble to relate your exeriences and symptoms, I really appreciate this as I have been struggling with firstly ear infection, 2nd really bad sinus infection, and thirdly it has affected my teeth with also nasty taste and medium bleeding on arrising the morning . I will now try the peroxide remedy as going to the surgery will be my last resort, thankyou so much for your kindness. Beryl


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Posted by Mary (Miami, Fl) on 02/01/2013

I am prone to sinus infections but I refuse to take antibiotics because they do not work. This morning I was sitting on my patio reading the post on apple cider vinegar and oil of Oregano and I though since I have an infection now and the mucs is green and presure around my eyes why not try the apple cider vinegar which I give to my husband for acid reflux and it has done miracles for him. I made some turmeric tea and honey and put two table spoon of apple cider vinegar and went to my garden where I have fresh oregano I put some in my tea as well, I also pressed the leaves till some oils came from it and put it in my nostril and under my tongue. Whithin 5 minutes I started feeling the presure subsiding and my nose opened up. I will continued with this and will keep you posted.


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Posted by Lavon (Lakewood, Ohio Usa) on 08/14/2012
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Miracle, wonderful remedy. I tried this last night and I slept like a baby. You are right it was as if I had never had a sinus problem. I gathered some fresh oregano from my neighbor's garden and heated it in some olive oil. I put the oil on a q-tip and swabbed my nostril membranes. Then I held the leaves under my tongue, until dry. I feel wonderful! God is good and his herbs are fabulous! Thank you!


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Posted by Gtcharlie (Losangeles, Ca) on 09/24/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I found Oil of Oregano the most effective!

I had a sinal infection a while back. The prescribed antibiotic didn't work. After two days, I gave up and used the OOO instead. I took the kind that has 64 mg Carvacrol and Thynol, 3 capsules 3 times a day to start. Improvement was felt only two hours later, much less pressure the next day! 9 capsules a day until infection was under controlled (you can feel the action, definitely), followed by 2 by 3 for 3-4 more days (infection gone) and 2x2 for another week for maintanance. I was so convinced by this herb that I would take 2x2 whenever I feel anything funny; gum infection, viral infection in a cold, etc. The infection would usually go away within the same day. Of course, we are all different - the way that worked for me might not be the right thing for you. Pay attention to your body's reaction while taking it. I didn't have any side effect taking 9 capsules a day. I found it insufficient when I tried to get down a bit. I would, with no reservation, recommend this wonderful herb to anyone.



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