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Oregano Oil for Sinus Infections

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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 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 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 Aaron (Chicago, IL) on 03/15/2008
5 out of 5 stars

God and Oil of Oregano cured my sinus infection! Like many, one sinus infection after the other over the years. Tried, antibiotics, netti pot, homeopathics, echinacea, golden seal, tumeric, vitamin c, apple cider vinegar, acidophulus, gave up cheese and milk and other dairy items, gave up sugars. None of these did the job. Two weeks ago a cold turned into a sinus infection, with thick green and brown phlegm. On Saturday, the cold turned feverish. By 5:00 p.m, felt terrible, with a fever of 100. Online to do research. My wife, meanwhile, mentioned oil of oregano. I checked it out and discovered the Georgetown study, where it cured some drug resistant staph infections. Oil of oregano is believed to have both anti-bacterial and ant-viral properties. My wife had some in the cupboard. Decided to try it. Two drops under the tongue. Tasted terrible. Burned. Went to bed. Woke up at 6:00 p.m, an hour later, still felt terrible, but temperature had dropped to 99.1. Then, 30 minutes later, took temperature again, it was 98.6. Never in my life have I seen such immediate effects from anything. (But let's give God the credit, shall we? After all, it's God who makes the natural remedies in the first place. And it's God who directs us to the right cure at the right time. Let's always put God first and we'll always be the better for it.) Over the next 5 days, I increased the dosage to four drops under the tongue every 2-3 hours. Over those five days, the phlegm slowly changed from green and brown to clear. Sinus infection now gone completely. I would not have credited Oil of Oregano with the healing had it not been for seeing the immediate decrease in my temperature at those times. Nor would I have stuck with it when I did not see the same immediate results with the nasal secretions. But it handled it. I've continued a maintenance dose everyday since, of about five drops once a day. I recommend buying a bottle, but make sure it's wild oregano, and using it at the first sign of a cold or flu. One amazing remedy from Upstairs!


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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 Robin (Juneau, Alaska) on 07/10/2011
5 out of 5 stars

First, I love this site and especially Ted.. you are a gift to us all.

I have struggled with sinus infections most of my life, but never like I have since moving to Southeast Alaska where pollen and mold proliferates. Being a Type 2 Diabetic, I am prone to infections and don't always adhere to the sugar free diet as I should. Last year I spent more than 5 months with a chronic respiratory infection that was finally arrested with my 3rd round of antibiotics and supplemented with Oil of Oregano drops.

I have been infection free until about a month ago. It flared up again and has caused me severe pain, fever and chills until I saw the dr last week and was placed on another round of doxycycline (I am allergic to most antibiotics.. This is one I can still take). Well, after a week, it should be gone, but it isn't. In fact, the fever and chills are returning. Today I returned to your website to review the options again (I used the neti pot but it's not working on this one). I read about the oil of oregano and went in to get my bottle out of my first aid kit. Rather than use drops under the tongue, I went straight for a Qtip saturated with the oil and swabbed both sides of my nasal cavities as far up as I could comfortably get the Qtip. Within seconds my nose began to burn from the oil, but relief was almost immediate. I sat down with a cup of hot tea and suddenly felt the stuff break loose in my cavities and start down my throat. The heat of the oil set me on fire, literally. My eyes teared up and I felt like I had sniffed a handful of horseradish up my nose.

I have absolutely NO SINUS PAIN. It's as if I imagined the problem. I plan to take this direct approach (and hope there are no side effects from oregano oil directly applied to the sinus area). The result is amazing.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 Lavon (Lakewood, Ohio Usa) on 08/14/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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 Randahl (San Jose, California) on 04/10/2008
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

For those looking to use Oil of Oregano for it's antimicrobial properties, I would like to specify that Oil of Oregano is NOT Oregano Essential oil, which would have to be diluted. If you're looking to buy this remedy, make sure that the ingredients list states that there is a carrier oil (like olive oil). Otherwise, be prepared to dilute it yourself, or there could be serious negative effects.

I have seen some people writing in remedies that include putting undiluted essential oils on their skin. I think I saw a remedy for headaches or migraines that recommended putting peppermint essential oil on the temples. I have been studying aromatherapy for 5 years, and one of the most basic lessons is that you almost NEVER use essential oils undiluted. Peppermint essential oil in particular is considered to be a skin irritant to all skin types when used undiluted. If put on the temples, the strength of the fumes could seriously irritate the eyes and the delicate area around the eye. If you are going to try any remedy including essential oils, DILUTE FIRST! Even if the remedy doesn't specify it, you'll be saving yourself from possible complications.

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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 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 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 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 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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