Remedy: Oregano oil
Oregano (origanum vulgare) is a perennial herb native to southwest Asia and the Mediterranean. It is sometimes called wild marjoram, and is closely related to sweet marjoram. It is 20-90cm tall, with opposing dark green leaves and purple-pink flowers in erect spikes. The leaves are widely used in cooking, and essential oil is extracted from the leaves and flowers by steam distillation.
Oregano oil is high in antioxidant activity, due to its high content of phenolic acids and flavonoids. It is also a powerful antimicrobial.
It is used to treat colds, influenza, mild fevers, fungal infections, ear infections, indigestion, enteric parasites and painful menstruation. It is a strong sedative. Mild teas are soothing and ensure restful sleep. It is an excellent antiseptic, and may be used directly on the skin.
Oregano is effective against methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
Comment posted by Ruth of Boorowa, NSW, Australia on 20 March 2017 at 6:6 4529
My partner is asthmatic and allergic to dogs, of which I have two. He was petting them and accidentally touched his face. He started to have the usual allergic reaction of itchy eyes, runny nose and also his chest starting to constrict. As he got out of the car I gave him a drop of wild oregano oil under his tongue. He headed off thinking I had poisoned him, he wasn't thrilled with the heat nor the taste but all allergic symptoms had gone as he walked to the shops less than 100 metres from the car. I now keep oregano oil with me permanently as my go to first aid bottle