November 2, 2009
Oregano Oil ~ Natural Antibiotic
**These pictures are of the oregano oil we currently have "on hand", but there are many good brands available**
Touted as a natural antibiotic and antiviral, oregano oil is a popular alternative to conventional medications for minor illnesses. In our experience it seems to have assisted us in recovering from illnesses much more quickly than we would have without it. Some would debate this, but we firmly believe in its beneficial properties.
I am not a medical professional and do not pretend to have all the answers. Obviously you will want to do some research before using it yourself or for your family...and that is only right. Disclaimer...I am only recommending that you look into it and decide for yourself what to do with the information you uncover. As with any medication you need to be informed about your options and the pros and cons of taking it. My motivation for sharing is to get the news out that there are alternatives to "conventional" ways of treating minor illnesses. I am not a supplier or advertiser for any particular product...I do not personally benefit in any way from providing this information.
Here is a link to a "fact sheet" for the uses of Oregano Oil. Here is another link to answer questions you may have about possible side-effects and dosage amounts.
How do we take our oregano oil? We take it under our tongue and hold as long as is comfortable. Then we swallow it down with a glass of orange juice which kills both the taste and the "hot" sensation. We do not take it continually. But it is the first thing we take when we feel like we are coming down with something, and then we only take it for the duration of that particular illness. Feel free to ask questions, I will do my best to answer them!