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Used in cooking since the dawn of time – or at least since Man began to spice and season – it comes as no surprise that oregano supports digestive function. What may be surprising is that this “hot” oil also possesses essential immune supportive and respiratory enhancing properties, including antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, and disinfectant activities.

Oregano Sprig with Dried on a Wood Table

Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional health practices for its cleansing and immune-boosting properties.  The primary chemical components of Oregano are carvacol and thymol, both in the phenols group, which possess cleansing and antioxidant properties. Due to its high phenol content, caution should be taken when inhaling or diffusing Oregano; only one to two drops is needed.

The aroma of oregano stimulates feelings of security and, being so powerful and potent, it can be used in a 1:4 ratio with a carrier oil and applied to the following protocols.

Athlete’s Foot

The potent antifungal properties of clove essential oil can help rid of skin fungal infections, like Athlete’s Foot. Dilute accordingly with a carrier oil and apply to the area of concern. Alternatively, you can make yourself a foot bath or sock solution. For the foot bath, add two drops of oil to a basin of hot water and soak your feet for 15-20 minutes. For the sock solution, place your socks in the footbath and wear the soaked socks for half an hour. Also, consider adding a drop a piece to each shoe to eliminate contact fungus.

Canker Sores

Relieve canker sores with oregano by diluting and dabbing over the sores up to three times daily until they’re eliminated.

Immune System

Strengthen the immune system, through various oregano applications. To maintain optimal immune function, dilute throughout the home or regularly take internally with your meals. Also consider a topical application – dilute and massage into the body’s reflex points. Lastly, try the steam method – steam two drops of the oil in a pan of boiling water. Remove the boiling water from the stove and, after pouring into a separate bowl, put a towel over your head and the bowl. Inhale deeply for several minutes.


The steam method can also be used to help support pneumonia or other respiratory infections or issues. Steam two drops of the oil in a pan of boiling water. Remove the boiling water from the stove and, after pouring into a separate bowl, put a towel over your head and the bowl. Inhale deeply.  You can also dilute and apply topically to the chest and the body’s reflex points.


Banish warts by diluting oregano essential oil with a carrier oil and applying directly up to three times daily. Follow this protocol until the wart falls off.


Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas. For internal use, ensure you are using only Therapeutic Grade oils marked as food or internal.

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The information provided in this article is for educational and informative purposes only and is not intended as medical or professional advice. You should always consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, nutrition or exercise program.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.