How to Use Oregano Essential Oil

Physical benefits of oregano essential oil

Oregano essential oil is one of the top oils to keep in stock and ready as a first choice for supporting the immune system. If the manufacturer and FDA approve your brand for internal use, you can ingest a small amount of this oil diluted in a capsule when spending time public places, family gatherings, on airplanes, and during cold and flu season. Because this oil is very high in phenols, it is best to always dilute it with a carrier oil for both internal and external use. Adding a just a drop or two of oregano to other immune boosting blends will provide a robust immune boost.*

Also useful in easing discomfort from the bones and connective tissue, adding a few drops of oregano essential oil to massage blends will support the muscular-skeletal system. Oregano essential oil encourages the release of pathogens from the nerves and clears fluid congestion from the joints and around the bones. Adding a small amount of oregano oil to other blends is the best way to use this oil.*

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Emotional benefits of oregano essential oil

In holistic medicine, emotional health is directly linked to physical health; and the essential oils have similar psychological benefits. Oregano essential oil’s ability to clear out pathogens and congested fluids relates to the release of emotional blockages and disassociating with problematic people so that you can continue along your soul’s journey.*

Microbial pathogens can hide from the immune system and continuously drain the body’s reserves. Negative and emotionally draining people can cause distractions that keep you from reaching your goals and intentions. By applying a few drops of diluted oregano oil to the soles of your feet in the morning, you may find it easier to walk away from distractions and stay focused on the steps needed to achieve your family, career, and financial aspirations.*

*Statements in this paragraph have not been evaluated by the FDA.

Always discuss with your medical doctor before using any alternative medicines, natural supplements, or vitamins. All information and content provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to substitute advice given by a pharmacist, physician, or other licensed health-care professional. This information is not intended to treat or diagnose a health problem or disease.

Oregano essential oil research articles:

A study supports the presence of bio-antioxidant and anticancer properties of oregano essential oil in Lewis lung cancer carcinoma in mice

Misharina TA, Burlakova EB, Fatkullina LD, Alinkina ES, Vorob’eva AK, Medvedeva IB, Erokhin VN, Semenov VA, Nagler LG, Kozachenko AI. [Effect of oregano essential oil on the engraftment and development of Lewis carcinoma in F1 DBA C57 black hybrid mice]. Prikl Biokhim Mikrobiol. 2013 Jul-Aug;49(4):423-8. Russian. PubMed PMID: 24455870


A research study shows that oregano, clove, and cinnamon essential oils completely eradicated visible biofilms associated with Lyme’s disease

Feng, J., Zang, S., Shi, W., Zubcevik, N., Miklossy, J., & Zhang, Y. (2107). Selective Essential Oils from Spice or Culinary Herbs Have High Activity against Stationary Phase and Biofilm Borrelia burgdorferi. Frontiers in Medicine,4(169). doi:10.3897/bdj.4.e7720.figure2f


A study demonstrates the antiviral properties of oregano oil as a natural food and surface sanitizer to control human norovirus

Gilling DH, Kitajima M, Torrey JR, Bright KR. Antiviral efficacy and mechanisms of action of oregano essential oil and its primary component carvacrol against murine norovirus. J Appl Microbiol. 2014 May;116(5):1149-63. doi: 10.1111/jam.12453. Epub 2014 Feb 12. PubMed PMID: 24779581


A study shows that oregano essential oil is effective as an antimicrobial additive to detergent solutions for hand washing and surface cleaning

Rhoades J, Gialagkolidou K, Gogou M, Mavridou O, Blatsiotis N, Ritzoulis C, Likotrafiti E. Oregano essential oil as an antimicrobial additive to detergent for hand washing and food contact surface cleaning. J Appl Microbiol. 2013 Oct;115(4):987-94. doi: 10.1111/jam.12302. Epub 2013 Aug 1. PubMed PMID: 23848299


A study concludes the possibility of using oregano essential oil as a natural preservative in certain foods

Jeršek B, Poklar Ulrih N, Skrt M, Gavarić N, Božin B, Smole Možina S. Effects of selected essential oils on the growth and production of ochratoxin A by Penicillium verrucosum. Arh Hig Rada Toksikol. 2014 Jun;65(2):199-208. doi: 10.2478/10004-1254-65-2014-2486. PubMed PMID: 24945417