Oregano oil: The Cure to Congestion and a Natural Antiseptic
Written by: Ariel Acevedo
As we dive into the world of aromatherapy, essential oils are primarily known for their relaxing, tranquil effects that allow us to harness a clear mindset. But some concentrated plant oils can be diffused for anti-bacterial and immune-enhancing effects, such as oregano oil. The plant it stems from, botanically known as Origanum vulgare, has an abundance of medicinal and antibacterial properties. This oil's original recognition stems from Ancient Greece, as Hippocrates and Maimonides prescribed it to their patients for its antiseptic, antimicrobial and respiratory healing properties that could strengthen a weak immune system and keep their workplace sanitized.
The ingredients of oregano oil, carvacrol and thymol, are responsible for the medicinal uses. Carvacrol is a naturally occurring chemical that contains antimicrobial agents against most common germs and fungus with no long-term genotoxic risks. Thymol is an antiseptic, guaranteed to disinfect anything in its path. When we combine these two powerful chemicals to be diffused, inhaling the mixture can aid in inflammation in our chest during flu season and decontaminate our immediate surroundings.
According to the CDC, roughly 25 million Americans suffer from asthma. Most people with asthma succumb to respiratory chest infections which leads to antibiotics and inhaling albuterol, from experience this can be expensive on both your wallet and health. Albuterol raises your heart rate and antibiotics are known to cause damage to your gut health, creating more candida in your geriatric track which can lead to a plethora of issues. Sleeping through the night with diffused oregano oil could clear up phlegm, open your nasal cavities, and soothe an irritated throat. This sounds like a safer alternative than regular allopathic cures, which are known to mask symptoms and not target the root of the illness.
Being an anti-allergenic and sedative, this miracle oil reduces bodily reaction to allergens and airborne pollutants that causes inflammation; pollen and mold being the main culprits. Also working as a stimulate, when inhaled this can boost our circulation, ease fatigue symptoms, and revitalize our body and mind. This oil has also been known to help clear up free radicals that have built up in our bodies, which also can lead to sickness. The aromatherapeutic effects of oregano oil provides an abundance of uses, between congestion and phlegm, sanitizing your space and giving you a clear peace of mind, with no side effects and straight from mother earth herself.
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