Oil of Oregano
A must for every first aid kit
Yes, oil of oregano (Organum vulgare) is derived from the same herb used for cooking. You’ve probably have tasted it in pasta sauce recipes. Not only is it a tasty spice, it is also used to treat a variety of health conditions, ranging from allergies to yeast infections, and many conditions in between. Amazingly, this essential oil is known for its antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties. If you’re looking for a natural alternative to antibiotics, oil of oregano may be worth looking at. We just started to use it and were pleasantly surprised with the results. Our veterinarian even suggested we keep using it.
Oregano contains an important ingredient know as Carvacrol which is like a natural phenol, a product used for the sterilization of surgical tools. In fact, it believed to be more effective than carbolic acid, a sterilization product used in hospitals. It is also believed to be an ideal antibacterial. Now, you might think this is all hocus-pocus. If it is so good then were is the scientific evidence to prove it. Here is some research data I came across worth reading
For centuries people
have praised the health benefits of using oregano, but is it all
fact or fiction? Well, the
Georgetown University Medical
Center conducted research
into the benefits of using oil or oregano and here is what they
Researchers studied the effect of Oregano on staphylococcus bacteria which is becoming antibiotic resistant. They discovered oregano at low dosages helped to inhibit growth of staphylococcus bacteria in test tubes. The growth inhibition was equal to standard antibiotics.
Another test using mice was used. Eighteen mice were infected with the staphylococcus bacteria. Six of the mice were treated with high potency oil of oregano. Thirty days later 50% of the mice had survived. Six other mice received oil of oregano mixed with Carvacrol, which is an antibacterial component to oregano. All 6 mice died after 21 days. The other 6 mice were treated with olive oil and no other additives. All 6 mice died 3 days later. This study has also been corroborated by other research teams elsewhere.
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Here is a small video clip about oil of oregano and our female rottweiler Wizzy.
The essential oil is also considered to be:
Antiseptic: a chemical substance that inhibits the growth and spread of (germs) microorganisms
Antifungal: a chemical substance that prevents and inhibits the growth of bacteria.
Antiviral: A chemical substance that kills or prevents a virus from replicating.
Antibacterial: A chemical substance that kills or inhibits the spread of harmful bacteria.
How to Use: There are three basic ways to administer oil of oregano - orally, topically and diffusing.
Topically: Mix oil of oregano with olive oil 1:4 ratio. Some dogs may experience skin irritation so test a small area first. Also, due to it's peppery taste, it is not recommended to use around genital areas. Do not use on pregnant or nursing bitches.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Diffuser: This tiny diffuser acts something like a humidifier but instead of diffusing water into the air, it diffuses essential oils. It's a great way to help clean the air of any airborne viruses or contaminants. Use approximately 10 to 15 drops of oil in diffuser and let it do its work. The diffuser could also be used for aromatherapy with other essential oils, such as lavender. Warning: Do not use synthetic essential oils in a diffuser. These products will plug your diffuser and could also emit synthetic phenols in the air. Young Living Essential Oils produces a good reliable product.
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