Oregano Essential Oils
The name ‘oregano’ comes from its native origin of higher altitudes – it means ‘delight of the mountains’. But it was in ancient Greece that oregano essential oils first were used for their antibacterial and disinfectant properties. The Greeks used them to protect themselves from bacteria by applying these essential oils to their food. They also used them to treat wounds and infections of the skin. If blending essential oils is something that you do on a regular basis, or would like to attempt, oregano oils blend well with the following (some of which are extremely popular oregano oil blends used by herbalists and aromatherapists): rosemary, pine, niaouli, marjoram sweet, eucalyptus lemon, dill weed, citronella, chamomile Roman, cajeput, tea tree, cedarwood, cypress, bergamot, and lavender.
Overall Benefits of Oregano Essential Oils
- When menopause is approaching, these oils may reduce upcoming symptoms and delay menopause
- May reduce hormonal shifts and mood swings
- Useful to treat and prevent respiratory symptoms
- Sufferers of allergy symptoms may find relief through the use of these oils
- Can rid an individual of intestinal worms
- Promote digestion
- May act as a protectant against macular degeneration and help fight some cancers through their antioxidant properties
- Sufferers of inflammation may experience soothing relief from their use
- Bacterial, fungal, and viral infections may be prevented from their use as well
Uses for Oregano Essential Oils
Infectious ailments such as flu and athlete’s foot or issues with eczema, and psoriasis can be treated through the use of these essential oils. Bacterial infections like food poisoning, giardiasis, and E. Coli may also be treated with these oils. As a pain killer, oregano essential oils are well respected as are their effects as a decongestant.
Oregano essential oils may cause irritation to mucous membrane and skin if used in massive concentrations. Some individuals have experienced allergic reactions as well. Pregnant women should consult with their physician before using.