Oregano Oil Health Benefits

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Posted by Tula (Greenwood, Ca) on 04/18/2011
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Thank you Robert from Naples, Florida! I bought my husband oregano juice (not oil) and followed your recipe for sinus spray exactly as written..... BINGO! After 10 years of benydril that only lasted half way thru the night, he slept all night without getting clogged up. That wasn't the only benifit... I looked at his symptoms through-out the years... Athlete's foot, sinusis issues, psoriasis.... Even after revamping our diet, sugar and gluten free, (he still was craving carbs. ) nothing, diet or medication, changed the psoriasis. As he was using the nose spray, he decided to put oregano juice on his psoriasis, and presto chango the next morning it went from red to white! We got out the cotton balls and started dabbing all over his spots. He also had a red area in his tush crack that we dabbed. He has had that forever, maybe thirty years. An hour later the red was GONE! What was next? He decided to drink it too. I'm calling him my Italian lover because of his potent oregano aroma.

We are both so excited about this. It has not even been 24 hrs and the changes are happening so fast! By the way, his doctor said benydril has no side effects, WRONG! So glad we have a cure. Thank you so very much Robert. We send you gratitude and positive thoughts for your health.

EC: Robert's Formula is as follows:

1. Rinse out a 1 ounce nasal spray bottle
2. Add one eye-dropper (approximately 1 ML) of Oregano Juice (NOT Oregano Oil -it's too strong and will not dissolve in water)
3. Add a pinch of salt (approximately - ML) (Iodized salt is OK - iodine is a good anti-fungal)
4. Fill the rest of the sprayer with distilled water, and shake well until the salt is dissolved.

Spray as frequently as once an hour until symptoms subside. For me, this solution began working within an hour; most symptoms were gone in three days. And the price of the ingredients per bottle is just a few pennies.

If the oregano/saline solution is too strong for you, dilute in half with water. If you want, you can add a drop of eucalyptus oil with - ML of glycerin, (which will bond the oil to water). I now spray once or twice a day, just to prevent any recurrence.

Posted by Aaron (Chicago, IL) on 03/15/2008
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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!

Replied by Evelyn
St. Charles, Missouri

Re: "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."


I had a broken tooth which then produced a sinus infection, which then produced bronchitis. Suddenly I felt like I couldn't breathe and I prayed for guidance. My daughter found some [oregano extract] in her drawer that she had taken previously for pneumonia. I was amazed when I felt immediate improvement in my breathing, so I kept taking this twice a day until my sinus infection and bronchitis cleared up, along with my tooth infection.

Until I took this and researched online, I had no idea that 80% of high blood pressure is caused by underlying infections, hence the infection caused by my tooth was the reason that my blood pressure had become so high (200/95) Once it cleared up my blood pressure improved, although I couldn't get it all the way back down to normal range until I researched regarding Nitric Oxide to reduce blood pressure. Once I started taking Arginine and Citrilline with _____ organic Vitamin C complex, my blood pressure further reduced to the normal range. I am still taking [oregano extract] daily until I can afford to get my tooth fixed.

Some doctors might say that this was a "coincidence" or that this is the result of the "placebo effect", but I found alot of other people who stated online that [oregano extracts] improved their various infections, candida, cold and flu etc. I believe that "God's Medicine Chest" is far superior to drugs created by man, and the "proof is in the pudding"

Posted by Renee (Los Angeles, CA) on 11/12/2007
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I came down with a most horrible sinus infection after getting a really bad head cold. I was desperate! I even went to a conventional pharmacy to ask for help- which of course, they couldn't do. So, I went to the health food store in my neighborhood and the lady there recommended wild oil of oregano. WOW! Is this stuff powerful! It is day 2 and the pain is completely gone and I can breathe freely. It is really hot (I take it sub-lingually) even though it is in an olive oil base. I have spent more money than I care to mention trying to find something that really worked- and this really does. I also irrigate my sinuses with a colloidal silver spray. The combination of these two things is the best I've found so far.

Posted by Marie (Dallas, TX) on 02/14/2007
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Oil of Oregano for Sinus Infection: Wanted to first say that I haven't had ice cream in years, and I'd never had a sinus infection until....I ate ice cream at a dinner party last Dec (to avoid insulting the hosts) & 3 days later had a nasty sinus infection. I will never touch the stuff again. . (Thanks!) I started seriously looking for natural cures when I lost sense of smell & taste due to clogged sinuses. The inhaled salt water & ACV steams helped with that, but it was the oil of oregano that finally got rid of the infection for good. A big thanks to the person who posted this remedy. I took four drops every 2 hours for about 4 days, then tapered down for the next 10 days. I started feeling better on day 2, but had it completely kicked by day 11. Thanks for this wonderful site.

Replied by Breanna
Los Angeles
5 out of 5 stars

I had the same experience and same exact dosage. Cleared it right up! Just make sure to take probiotics after :)

I was originally here looking for validation that this dosage wasn't too much! Glad I found this review.

Replied by Chika
Michigan, US
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I took very high doses to clear the fluid out of my lungs. I had pneumonia and was scheduled to have a procedure to drain the fluid in about three days and I didn't want to do it. I prayed to God and he sent me the answer that very day-Oregano. I bought some after work and over the course of three days I was alternating between taking 2 of the gel caps with the oil in it and the dried herbs every 2 hours that I was awake. When they did an ultrasound on my chest to try to locate the fluid to see where they would go in at they found NOTHING!

The oregano was the only thing I did for this problem (I didn't even change my terrible diet at the time because I didn't know any better-please eat healthy if you don't :)). I still had some pain and that's why I went in but one of the nurses told me it's common for the chest pain to stick around for a bit but the important thing was the fluid was gone. That made a believer out of me and I have been recommending it to everyone. I used P73 OregaResp. I can't speak on other brands because that one works so I haven't bothered to try another.

So some of these issues you have to treat very aggressively. As the poster above says please do take it with a probiotic if you are taking high doses. Normally it doesn't wipe out good bacteria but if you take potent forms and high doses of it it will mess with the good bacteria. Hope this encourages someone.

Posted by Emily (Chandler, AZ) on 12/20/2006
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organic oregano oil ( capsules size 00 ) 4 drops in capsule every 2 hours the first day and every 4 hours and then every 6 and then every 8 for a period of 10 days cures sinus infections. I have a friend that uses essential oils. I didn't have insurance at the time so i called her at my wits end. I normally am prescribed Zithromax and Prednisode ( a steroid) that's how severe my sinus infections normally are. You take it for 10 days and it fights off the infection. Also peppermint oil rubbed around your sinus area ( use a 1 to 1 ratio with cold pressed extra virgin olive oil) it gets your nose running right away. You do have to take it for 10 days or it can come back. Using this in combination to the other remedies on here will take care of the bacterial and viral sinus infections. (i get both!) Hope it helps. I've been doing this for the last 2 times i got a sinus infection.


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Posted by Robert (Naples, Florida) on 01/20/2008
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For the last 15 years I've had chronic sinusitis, post nasal drip, clogged nose, etc. I was constantly clearing my throat, and sometimes coughing. I snored a lot, which my wife didn't appreciate, and the snoring actually would wake me up in the middle of the night, leaving me tired in the morning. I seemed to catch colds more easily than before, but I attributed this to my very frequent plane travel.

Doctors prescribed antibiotics, but I they did not fully cure the problem and when I stopped the treatment, every symptom returned. (And I just don't like unnatural treatments.) Others said it was allergies.

I wondered: Could my sinusitis be a fungal problem? More exploring on the internet found the answer:

In 1999 Mayo Clinic researchers found the cause of most chronic sinus infections to be an immune system response to fungus, and that this may kick off a secondary bacteriological infection. It is not an allergic reaction, but an immune reaction.
Again, I felt betrayed by the medical profession. Why hadn't anyone told me this?

I went to the health and vitamin store to look for an anti-fungal nasal spray, and nothing met my requirements or budget ($10-15 for a one ounce bottle of ingredients seemed way out of line.) Here's the formula I "invented:"

1. Rinse out a 1 ounce nasal spray bottle
2. Add one eye-dropper (approximately 1 ML) of Oregano Juice (NOT Oregano Oil -it's too strong and will not dissolve in water)
3. Add a pinch of salt (approximately ML) (Iodized salt is OK - iodine is a good anti-fungal)
4. Fill the rest of the sprayer with distilled water, and shake well until the salt is dissolved.

Spray as frequently as once an hour until symptoms subside. For me, this solution began working within an hour; most symptoms were gone in three days. And the price of the ingredients per bottle is just a few pennies.

If the oregano/saline solution is too strong for you, dilute in half with water. If you want, you can add a drop of eucalyptus oil with � ML of glycerin, (which will bond the oil to water). I now spray once or twice a day, just to prevent any recurrence.

A very dear friend, who is 75, has had awful sinusitis for years. He heavily cleared his throat every minute or two. I told him of this simple formula, and two days later he called me to say it was working. He then said with amazement: "I don't believe it, we've been talking for over 15 minutes and I haven't had to clear my throat once!"

There are articles and books that claim that some cancers are caused by fungus. If this is true, taking action on fungus early may be very beneficial in the long run. It's time we gave fungus a deeper analysis.

Replied by Jay
Dayton, Ohio
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I wanted to give feedback about the oregano of oil. It works great for toe nail fungus. I started applying the wild oregano of oil to my toe nails after 5 days it was half cured. I have been using the oil for about 5 months and my toe nails are almost 99.9% cured. It is great to have nice toe nails again. I can wear open toe shoes again. I used the oil at the beginning twice daily straight from the bottle and I applied or rubbed the oil with a cotton tip. I suffered from this condition(white patches) for about 10 yrs! Thank you for the previous posting.

Replied by Dihanna
Chicago, Il, Usa
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I have been using wild oil of oregano for my gum issues, but I am writing regarding my feet, lol. I had been struggling with one toe's skin split between the toes, washing and hydrogen peroxiding it. Didn't seem to help though. After a couple days that toe began itching in that area and on the front of the toe too. After scratching all day, I didn't feel like going to the store and looking for an OTC product. I had the wild oil of oregano there and wondered what would happen if I put a couple of drops on the split and itching area. I rubbed it in and waited. After a while the severe itching stopped, but tried to come back. I refrained from scratching and the desire to scratch subsided more and more. Next day the itching is gone. The split area seems to be healing too. Feels normal again. So if this ever happens to you, give it a shot. I am glad I did!

Replied by Pinkkid
Forney, Tx

Are the oil of oragano pills just as good? I bought the gel caps.

Replied by Prioris

For each gel capsule, usually they put one drop of oregano oil in some other oil.

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Posted by Katzie (Calgary, Alberta) on 07/14/2017
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After getting a fungal infection after poking what I thought was a small blood blister, a 2" area around the site became red, inflamed, and hot and hard. I quickly took some organic Oil of Wild Oregano and mixed it with a carrier oil (jojoba oil), and rubbed it in. Within 10 minutes the swelling was gone. Very impressive. I will be sure to keep some on hand for the rest of my life.

Posted by K. (Huntersville Nc) on 10/22/2013
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My daughter had a callus or something on the bottom of her foot that she didn't tell me about. Not sure why she decided to pick at it. She said she thought there was something in it. Anyway, it got sore and there was a hole in the middle of it. That's when she decided to show it to me.*Sigh*

For two nights (a few days apart) I put a drop of oregano oil on it. She said it feels fine now. Just to be sure I'm gonna put another drop on tonight.

I have also used oregano oil on scratches and pimples. It works really well in helping both disappear almost overnight!

Posted by Aubergine (Washington, Dc, Usa) on 05/27/2013
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Oregano oil for skin infection/possible cellulitis:

I have fingernails that split easily and I sometimes get nail fungus. This happened to one of my thumbnails recently, and I had been treating the fungus by soaking it in apple cider vinegar daily (as I normally do to get rid of the fungus). So, last night I woke up during the night and noticed that my thumb hurt - enough to keep me from going right back to sleep like I usually do. Still, I was asleep again within a few minutes, but when I woke up for real in the morning, my thumb was so painful that I couldn't even use my toothbrush with my right hand - the pressure of my thumb on the toothbrush hurt too much. My thumb was swollen down to the first joint. The first thing did was pour hydrogen peroxide on it. Then I went downstairs to the computer to consult Earth Clinic. I saw tea tree oil mentioned as a helpful remedy. I have tea tree oil, but it was upstairs. I remembered that oregano oil is a powerful antibiotic, and I had some nearby in the kitchen (it came pre-mixed in olive oil), so I put a drop on the thumbnail crack. Within an hour, both the pain and swelling had subsided significantly. I do not know if it was cellulitis or some lesser skin infection, but since cellulitis is very fast-moving, I'm glad the oregano oil helped the infection/inflammation before it got worse.

Posted by Cath (Albuquerque, New Mexico) on 09/18/2008
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I had this terrible itching in the crotch area for four weeks that was driving me mad! I finally decided it was something that needed attention so I did some research and decided it must be jock itch. I thought only men got this, but here I was with the malady. I began to try various remedies. Here is a list of what I tried that did not work for me: ACV with honey (4 cups per day), rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide (rubbed on one day and held on for 30 minutes the next day), coconut oil internally and externally, tea tree oil, a rescue remedy tincture, athletes foot powder, a topical Lysine cream, diluted vinegar/water (3:1) with some grapeseed extract as a wash, A&D ointment and a one-ounce tube of hydrocortisone 1% cream. Nothing even touched it (although the hydrocortisone cream helped with the itching). So I went to the health food store and, being too embarrassed to tell them I had jock itch, instead told them I had altheltes foot (both are fungal). The lady suggested OIL of OREGANO. I had some on hand, so, after putting on a generous application of A&D ointment to areas I did not want touched by the oil (very important! don't skip this step! I am assuming any sort of oil or vaseline would work for this step) I used a q-tip and I put a small dab on each nickel-sized sores. It stung! A bring tears to your eyes sting! Like what-did-I-ever-do-to-deserve-this sting! It began to lesson after about 10 minutes, but I finally couldn't take it anymore and rubbed the area with coconut oil! I am pleased to say I have down-graded the sores from what I would call "active", to what I would consider "going away."

CAUTION - when you use oil of oregano less is best! Only apply once or twice a day. Only apply directly to the area. One time I had used too much on a little spot on my arm, letting it run all over and I applied it four to six times a day for probably seven days. It caused a burn of sorts that didn't go away for weeks!

I love your website! We have cured my husband of strep-throat four times in the last few- years with all your strep-throat remedies.

Posted by Caroline (Honolulu, HI) on 10/04/2006
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This will work--no exceptions! Run hot shower over body for a couple minutes to open pores; turn off shower; add 5 drops pure oregano oil to some liquid soap like Dr. Bronner's Eucalyptus Soap. Mix in hands and apply to one major limb--left arm, e.g. Do the same again for the right arm. Again for the torso, and again for both legs respectively. It will burn. Tolerate it for as long as you can--between 3 to 5 minutes at the most. Rinse.

For me it cures these no-see-ums that I presume to be some kind of mite. I frequently get infested after handling papers or books that have previously been infected. Why I just don't throw out all these things so that I'll never be exposed again, I don't know. Actually, it's because I'm an information junkie and hope that freezing or cooking in the oven will rid these papers/books of these parasites. Not necessarily! I just got a new infestation which brings me here to this website. I did "the treatment" just now and it works. It burns the little critters to death. Just accept that your skin will burn also for the 3-5 minutes before you rinse it, and somewhat after. But you will definitely feel an immediate sense of relief because your nerve endings won't be agitated any longer

Posted by Lina (Felton, CA) on 09/29/2006
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I haven't been completely cured yet, but Oregano Oil and Mineral Oil have greatly helped a case of scabies and I feel I am on my way to recovering. I actually had this case of scabies for several years, but it never got very bad as I had tried various over the counter remedies because I thought at first it was just dry skin or a skin irritation. When I finally realized what I had, I was upset because I did not want to take a neurotoxin. An herbalist recommended the oregano oil and almost instantly I began to see results. I've been taking it orally and also applying it topically. I have also been using mineral oil on my hands as well.

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Posted by Taissa (Montana) on 11/01/2013
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I have been using ooo for many years and have found that the fastest and most efficient way to get wild ooo 80% carvacrol into the system is delivery right under the tongue. I do not use it in any gel cap form because I think some of the stomach acids inhibits it's fullest antibiotic and antiviral potential. I once tried it with gel caps and it didn't respond as well. Under the tongue is more potent and powerful, and I find that I respond much faster to it. It burns a bit, but that's a good thing and I do like the taste of it. If it's too strong for some, mixing it up in a bit of sunflower oil or water may help. Perhaps some juice as long as it goes under the tongue. I hold it under the tongue for as long as I can stand it, then swish it through the mouth and swallow it back, followed with a nice tall glass of water or juice.

I would never take this on a daily basis, and would use it only as a preventative in cases where I'm going to possibly be exposed to illness. I have read many studies that suggest ooo stands side by side in potency with last resort antibiotics such as vancomycin. A dear friend of mine who is a biologist grew some bacteria in a petri dish, added in ooo and the germ killing response was incredible. So I would never use ooo on a daily basis, but as needed. Something so powerful should be reserved for such things, in my opinion.

I killed a severe tooth infection once by taking 2 cloves of garlic and three drops (not dropperfuls, but drops) of ooo under the tongue every two hours (during my waking hours) and followed that regimen until pain completely reduced, then cut the regimen in half for a couple more days. Garlic and OOO packs a powerful natural antibiotic punch. Chop the cloves, mash them up, let them sit 5-10 min to release allicin. Swallow with water like you would a pill, then take the ooo right after and bam you have natures antibiotic.The toothache reduced greatly by end of day two, and gone by day 3. Some people experience a faster response.

I have killed strep throat with ooo every single time my daughter or I have caught it. The strep was confirmed with the doctor. We took the antibiotic script he gave us and put it on hold, and went home and did our ooo and within hours the sore throat was gone. I painted it on the back of the throat with a q-tip, and gargled it. For my daughter, I put 2 drops in water and let her swallow it back every few hours. Strep is nothing to play with, so if we had no response, I would definitely get the doctor's antibiotic, but we have never had to do this because ooo is just as potent.

I have had some very good experiences with ooo and I would never be without it.

Replied by Sara
The Beach, Canada

I have taken it under the tongue and burned the area from taking it undiluted so this may not be the best option for some. Just fyi

Posted by Jason H. (Paradise Valley, AZ) on 03/17/2008
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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!

Posted by Harold (Virginia Beach, VA) on 01/22/2007
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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.