Monday, April 21, 2008

Oil of Oregano

I finally feel better and I had the answer in my cabinet all along. Oil of oregano. I used to work at an organic nursery and one of my coworkers was/is an herbalist. She turned me on to oil of oregano, wild oregano to be exact. This took care of my recurrent upper respiratory symptoms. The stuff works for me and it works fast. I just put a drop of it under my tongue and then drink a cup of very warm water. Things generally open up right away and I get better within a day or so. So why, oh why did I subject myself to a weeks worth antibiotics, steroids, and a sedative cough medicine when I had the cure right at my finger tips. I forgot. I completely forgot about this wonderful herb. All the "medicine" did for me was upset my stomach and make me sleepy. The oregano let me breathe immediately and the cough is almost gone. I spent over $100 when a $1 dose of oregano oil made me actually feel better. I could have saved mysef the side effects. I should have at least tried the oregano before going to the M.D. The only drawback, oil of oregano tastes worse than fennel tea.

22 comments:

  1. Ha!!! Those herbal remedies aren't known for great flavor--guess that's why the mediaeval monks infused them in alcohol, creating pretty much all our modern liqueurs and cordials in the process. But at least it worked!

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  2. Hi ourfriendben, yep it worked. I can breathe.

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  3. Debbie ... hey, don't beat yourself up girl .. we all lose our minds a bit when we are sick .. just write a note to yourself and stick it on the fridge to remember the oregano !
    I can imagine the taste ? ugh ! LOL
    Joy

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  5. thanks for the comment today....I had forgotten to check and see if blotanical had accepted me until I saw your post :)

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  6. Hi Debbi

    I hadn't heard of oil of oregano until my daughter's chiropodist recommended it for the warts on her foot. We've been using it for a few weeks now and it seems to be doing the trick. Obviously very useful stuff!

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  7. Hi joy, note on fridge good idea only it will get lost in the soccer schedules, baseball schedules, band schedules, and all the othe pieces of paper that keep me from losing my children.

    Hi babs, thanks for stopping by.

    Amanda, I had never heard of the wart remedy. I think I may have a child I can experiment on.

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  8. Hi Debbi,
    Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I did not know that about wild oregano oil, my husband suffers with that mess and I think he should try it! Isn't it amazing what good old herbs can do!
    Great tip!
    Jenn

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  9. Hi jenn, thanks for stopping by. Hope the oregano helps your hubs. Warn him, it tastes awful

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  10. Glad you are feeling better, and thanks for visiting my blog.
    I will have to try the oregano. I've started drinking fennel tea on occasion; it helps the digestion, that is, if you can stand to swallow it! Oh well, medicine isn't supposed to taste good, is it?

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  11. Hi rose thanks for stopping by. I cannot handle the fennel tea.

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  12. Can you make oil of oregano, or is it better to purchase it. And how DO you make it? Is it oregano infused oil?

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  13. Good for you girl. I never heard of oil of oregano oil but can bet I'll be getting some. My son has plantar warts on his foot.

    Can ya'll cure my allergies? I know it's an immune thing. I been that route. Oh never mind.... that one is too hard to understand.

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  14. Hi Nancy, it is not our kitchen garden oregano. It is wild oregano, and I think it takes like three million pounds to make an ounce (I have no clue what I am talking about right now). However, no I don't think we can make it ourselves on a small scale. I buy it from Whole Foods or the Herb Shoppe.

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  15. Hi Anna, it's good stuff. If I learn how to cure my "allergies" I will pass that information right on to you.

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  16. Wow, thank you for this post! I have asthma, and herbal relief would be great! I will absolutely try it.

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  17. Hi Sarah, sorry I didn't fing this earlier. Oregano rocks.

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  18. Kathryn/plantwhateverbringsyoujoy.comJune 24, 2009 at 4:55 PM

    Hi, Debbie, I was completely unaware of this use of oil of oregano. Thank you so much for this tip. It's so true that so often what we need is in our pantry and we go for the Big Guns with unpleasant results. A cup of chamomile tea to sleep. A cup of peppermint tea to help digestion. Endless wonderful possibilities!

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  20. Hello. I saw all of these posts and have to say that oregano is great! It helps with everything from colds to arthritis to wart. I do wonder why you don't just take the soft gel caps though. There is no taste and it works the same :)

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