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 5:59 4528
I had a nasty cut on my thumb which should have had a couple of stiches. Put wild oregano oil on it and the pain was gone straight away. It healed nicely with 2 days. My dog also had an infection in his nail bed and wouldn't let me near it, so I added 10 drops of the oil to a 500ml spray bottle and sprayed his toe. Fixed almost immediately.