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Oil of Oregano

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Description

Oregano is a plant known mainly for its uses in cooking. What you didn't know is that it has many beneficial health properties. It is high in fiber, vitamin K, vitamin B3.

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Possible Benefits

  • Helps improve digestion 
  • May help treat respiratory symptoms
  • May help reduce inflammation 
  • May strengthen the immune system
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Required Equipment

Oil of oregano 

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How to Do It

You can use it in different ways. You can apply the oil directly under the tongue, leave it for a few minutes and then wash your mouth out. Another option is to consume the capsules or other products with high oil of oregano content. Of course, you can use the oil in different recipes.

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Why it works

  • As it contains substances such as thymol and carvacrol, it acts on the digestive system by regulating its functioning.
  • Oregano oil has components that act directly on the respiratory tract, restoring balance. In addition, it acts as an anti-inflammatory and antibiotic.
  • The high content of vitamin B3 helps the body to function properly. Vitamin B3 deficiency can cause a disease called pellagra.
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Time Commitment

1-5 minutes 

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Suggested Frequency

2-3 times per week 

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Time of Day

Any

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Possible Side Effects

Some people may have an allergic reaction to this oil. 

It is not recommended for use during pregnancy. 

Consume in moderate amounts, as it can cause thymol poisoning.

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Notes

  • You can search for recipes online to make oil of oregano yourself.
  • It has also been studied for use on the skin, to treat acne and other problems.
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Supporting Studies and Articles

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  1. Oregano (Origanum vulgare) extract for food preservation and improvement in gastrointestinal health. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6508890/
  2. Flavonoids and Phenolic Acids from Oregano: Occurrence, Biological Activity and Health Benefits. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5874591/
  3. Dietary supplementation with two Lamiaceae herbs-(oregano and sage) modulates innate immunity parameters in Lumbricus terrestris. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23598918
  4. Effects of oregano on performance and immunmodulating factors in weaned piglets. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24228909
  5. Essential Oils of Oregano: Biological Activity beyond Their Antimicrobial Properties. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6152729/
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 Health  Digestion  Immunity
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