Ailment: Mosquito bite
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 Rick B. of Greenville, NH, USA on 16 June 2022 at 23:16 5353
Paint the tick or mosquito bite with oil of oregano, preferably wild Greek oregano essential oil. It is a powerful astringent. I use it in conjunction with painting on Lugol’s iodine solution on the tick bite as soon as possible after the bite. I repeat the iodine and oregano after two hours, and then every twelve hours for the next three days. Within a day the swelling is gone along with the itching. Hopefully in time to thwart off Lyme disease.
Comment posted by Katherine of Merchantville, NJ, USA on 24 May 2014 at 7:56 2578
Rub in a drop of oregano oil. It stops the itch and swelling within a couple of minutes.