Saturday, April 17, 2010
OIL OF OREGANO - One of My Favoite Little Herbal Remedies
I always rave about Oil of Oregano. I discovered it a few years ago. Actually, back when the latest viral scare was the bird flu. It is a vey potent immune system booster as stated in the description at Penn Herbs.
My favorite use for Oregano Oil is for burns. It totally takes the sting out of a mild household burn. Last week I burned my finger on the inside of the toaster oven. The burn turned my skin instantly white. I ran unstairs, grabbed a bandaid a dropped two drops of Oregano Oil on the bandage part and put it on my finger. Instantly the stinging burning sensation was gone. I was able to continue cooking without my finger burning in water or when close to heat.
Yesterday morning I burned my tongue on super hot coffee. I hate burrning my tongue. I put one drop of the Oregano Oil on my tongue and it really burned. The Oregano Oil has it's own heat but it only lasts for a minute or so. I rinsed my tongue and about five minutes later, I was able to drink my coffee (cooling it off first, of course) without even the slightest hint that I had burned my tongue. I was amazed.
Then the same day, I wore my favorite shoes without socks, I absolutely hate wearing socks. When I took the shoes off I had a very sensitive blister right on the ball of my foot. I had planned to walk to pick up Tommy from school but that dang blister was hurting like mad. After I drove to the school, I came home and remembered how the Oregano Oil stopped my burning tongue earlier this morning, I decided to ty it on my foot. I rubbed two drops directly on the ball of my left foot and rested for about a half hour. When I woke up, I was hesitant to put pressure on my foot due to the sensitivity but when I did, the pain was gone. I was thinking, wow, this stuff is great.
Other uses I have tried, a little mixed with cocoa butter softens heels, elbows, etc.
A drop or two mixed with olive oil helps pain I sometimes have in my wrists and hands. And a drop mixed with olive oil really helps an itchy scalp. When using on skin, it's best to mix with another milder oil as Oregano Oil has heat. Never put it anywhere near mucous membranes or eyes. Another use I have read about is reducing inflamation of gums. Just be careful when ingesting Oregano Oil. The heat can aggravate GURD or heartburn/acid reflux.
I buy Oregano Oil at the local Penn Herb store. I love spending my lunchtime browsing the products and learning about teas and herbs.