Oregano Origanum vulgare The essential oil of Oregano is steam distilled from fresh leaves of Origanum vulgare, a bushy perennial in the Lamiaceae (Mint) botanical family. Like most members of this family, the Oregano essential oil has a striking aroma, in this instance, imparting fiery, pungent intensity. Oregano is an outstanding essential oil for immune health, with strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, yet without the side effects of pharmaceutical antibiotics. Apply several drops in a solution of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) for a foot soak or hand soak, when toenails or fingernails show signs of fungal infection. Gargle with a solution of Myrrh, Peppermint and Oregano essential oils in baking soda to chase a sore throat, or make a diluted neti pot rinse for sinus infection. Oregano essential oil is excellent to add to a liquid hand soap dispenser to avoid the spread of germs during the cold and flu season, or as a spray solution to wipe bathroom and kitchen counters. Oregano oil is a great culinary addition to many foods, providing a unique spicy accent in appetizers, entrees, and sauces; it is a savory delight paired with Basil essential oil in Italian cooking. Because of Oregano oil’s high phenol /antioxidant content, caution should be taken when diffusing or inhaling—only one to two drops are needed. Always test beforehand, and dilute Oregano essential oil in other mediums rather than taking it directly.
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