Oregano Oil Capsules: Benefits, Uses & Side Effects
Oregano oil has proven to be a versatile herb. Translated by the Greeks as “joy of the mountain” this herb is a symbol of happiness.
While you might frequently use this herb in cooking, have you ever thought to consume it in a more concentrated dose? You might consider after learning about the potential health benefits of this mighty supplement.
Here are some of the benefits of taking oregano oil as a supplement.
In certain studies, scientists found that oregano oil can be used for inhibiting bacteria and fungi.
You may be able to treat foot fungus, kill parasites, and alleviate a cold with different applications of this supplement. Carvacrol and thymol are the two natural phytochemical compounds in oregano oil that contain these beneficial properties.
Oregano oil can help speed up the digestive process by stimulating bile flow (which helps break down food). Adding a few drops into tea may help calm your stomach and reduce gas, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, and even mild cases of heartburn.
Provides Essential Nutrients
Oregano oil does not replace a multivitamin or the need for a healthy, balanced diet, but it does contain vitamins C and E, magnesium, and zinc. It also contains iron, niacin, calcium, and potassium copper. So if you are looking for just a little boost from time to time, oregano oil can cover your bases.
If you suffer from tight, sore muscles, or an aching back, oregano oil mixed with a carrier oil (such as olive oil) can provide relief. This 50/50 mixture may reduce inflammation when applied topically to the affected area.
If you are suffering from chest and nasal congestion, environmental allergies, or respiratory infections, oregano oil may provide some assistance. The carvacrol and thymol properties in oregano are helpful for respiratory ailments. Use as a vapor or mix with coconut oil and use as a chest rub.
Oregano oil has proven itself useful from the inside out, but be mindful when using. A high-quality essential oregano oil is considered a “hot oil.” It can burn or cause skin irritation.
Use in diluted forms such as drops in tea, or with another carrier oil such as olive or grapeseed oil when used directly on the skin to treat skin fungi or chest congestion.
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Tim McComsey is the founding owner of TRYM Fitness: Dallas’s Premier Personal Training and Nutrition Company, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Registered Dietitian. He started TRYM Fitness in 2011 and has been growing successfully ever since! This is his 15th year in the fitness industry and his scope of work has broadened from being ambassador to Sunwarrior, a partner to Vitamin World, and a sponsored athlete to 361usa shoes and apparel. He also contributes to Men’s Fitness Magazine and Human Fit Project with video and content production. Through his years in the industry he has placed 1st in several fitness competitions including the 2013 Dallas Europa Men’s Physique. His passion is to empower both men and women to be the healthiest and most fit they can be using various platforms.