The leaves of the oregano plant contain organically active compounds such as terpinene, polyphenols carvacrol, thymol, and cymene. Also, they comprise oleanolic acids and ursolic acids, which are known for their anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and other medicinal properties.
Oregano is not only known for satisfying your taste buds, but its essential oil has some amazing benefits too, which are usually not known to many people. Hence, we are sharing 3 incredible benefits of oregano essential oil with you.
1. Oregano Oil Aids in Menstrual Problems
In ancient times, oregano essential oil has been popularly used to treat menstrual problems such as amenorrhea. Also, it is helpful in getting relief from painful periods known as dysmenorrhea. Oregano oil stimulates the flow of blood to the pelvic area and assists in uterine contractions, endowing a good menstrual flow. However, if you are pregnant you should avoid the uses of oregano oil due to the same reason.
Add 2-3 drops of oregano oil to the ginger tea if you have painful or scanty periods. Also, you can rub the mixture of oregano oil and coconut oil to your lower abdomen and get relief from menstruation cramps.
2. Helps in Relieving Skin Ailments
Regular use of oregano oil helps people who are suffering from skin diseases like eczema, rosacea, psoriasis, candidiasis and other skin disorders. The oil is enriched with anti-fungal properties, which help in relieving various skin ailments.
Mix oregano oil with coconut oil, jojoba oil or olive oil and apply it on affected areas.
3. Fights Cold
Oregano Oil is considered as “hot” if we talk about its property. Although it does not cure cold but can add a protective layer to your immune system. It also helps in sinus problems, sore throats, and other colds.
Put 4-6 drops into an empty capsule and take it twice a day before meals.