The oil of oregano is one of the most powerful and versatile oils, which contains strong immune enhancing and antioxidants property that supports the respiratory system. It is also used to enhance the flavor of food and is considered to be one of the key ingredients in the Raindrop technique, which is a massage oil application of essential oils designed to bring about electrical alignment in the body. The antiviral, antibacterial and immune stimulating properties of this oil make it highly effective for various pathogenic infections. Moreover, as it is high in phenols, it cleanses the receptor sites and combats free radicals. Similar to many other essential oils, this oil is also extracted through the process of steam distillation from fresh oregano leaves. You might be surprised to know that the antibacterial and disinfectant properties of this oil were first recognized in the ancient Greece where they were primarily used for treating bacterial infections on the skin and wounds. This plant is native to higher altitudes and usually grows in mountains and this is how it also got its name as oregano means, delight of the mountains. In addition to its various antimicrobial properties, this oil is also well known for its various medicinal properties. For its usage, it can be used aromatically by diffusing in air, which is also one of the most popular methods since the advent of usage of aromatherapy in the recent years. It can also be applied topically on the skin by diluting with carrier oil such as coconut and olive. Moreover, you can also ingest it in small quantities as a dietary supplement, usually when it is diluted with honey or some other non-dairy beverages. Below mentioned are some of the health benefits associated with this oil: Anti-allergic
Allergies are hyper-reactions of the body that respond towards an external stimulus. The sedative nature of Oregano Essential Oil helps in calming down this hyper-sensitivity and is known to provide relief from various allergy symptoms that occur due to unexplainable reasons. The anti-inflammatory properties of this oil help in reducing the severity of an allergic reaction, which is important for treating severe allergic reactions such as swelling of the throat or anaphylactic shock. Anti-oxidant This is one of the most celebrated properties of oregano oil as it protects you from damages that are done to the body by free radicals. The benefit of this oil here is that it neutralizes the free radicals and repairs the already existing damages. This further helps in slowing down the process of ageing and protects the body from cancer, muscle degeneration, wrinkles, nervous disorders and also loss of vision and hearing. Overall, essential oil of oregano is a powerful form of antioxidant that scours the body and eliminates various free radicals which can cause diseases. Apart from the above mentioned primary benefits of this oil, doTERRA Oregano is also beneficial in providing protection against various fungal, bacterial and viral infections. It soothes different types of inflammation and also eliminates intestinal worms. Moreover, it also prevents and reduces the symptoms of oncoming menopause.