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Benefits of Oregano Oil And Its Side Effects

Oregano essential oil is known for various health benefits. It can protect your body from infections that are caused by bacteria, viruses and even fungi. This oil is a known anti-parasitic, which means that it can help you eliminate worms and bugs from within your body and protect you from harm. Oregano essential oil is known emmenagogue and is extremely beneficial to women with irregular periods or early menstruation. It has strong antioxidant properties and can protect you from cancer and macular diseases. It aids digestion as well. Furthermore, oregano essential oil is an effective anti-allergenic and can provide relief from pain as well. Finally, it also has anti-inflammatory properties and can also help you with various respiratory diseases as well.

Benefits of Oregano Oil And Its Side Effects

Table of Content

Oregano Oil
Nutritional Value of Oregano Oil
Health Benefits of Oregano Oil
It treats respiratory conditions
It has anti-inflammatory properties
It can prevent infections
It is an anti-parasitic
It prevents cancer
It regulates your period
It is an anti-allergenic
It is good for digestion
Other benefits
Uses of Oregano Oil
Side-Effects & Allergies of Oregano Oil
Cultivation of Oregano Oil

Oregano Oil

Oregano essential oil comes from the oregano plant through a process known as steam distillation. Oregano is an extremely well known herb and is used commonly in cooking. The oil, on the other hand, offers a ton of health benefits and is used mostly for medicinal purposes in herbal and Ayurvedic medicines. It is also used in aromatherapy.

Nutritional Value of Oregano Oil

Oregano essential oil contains all the nutrients that are present in the oregano plant, just in a more potent form. It is filled to the brim with nutrients and is very good for you. In 100 grams of oregano essential oil, you will find a total calorie content of 265. It has a total fat content of 4.3 grams, including 1.6 grams of saturated fat, 1.4 grams of polyunsaturated fat, and 0.7 grams of monounsaturated fat. It does not contain any trans fat. It also does not contain any cholesterol. It has a total of 25 mg of sodium and 1,260 mg of potassium. The total carbohydrate content of 100 grams of oregano essential oil is 69 grams, with 43 grams of dietary fiber and 4.1 grams of sugar. It has 9 grams of proteins and is also filled with a ton of essential minerals. Of the daily recommended dosage for these minerals, oregano essential oil has 34% of vitamin A, a stunning 159% of calcium, 3% of vitamin C, a whopping 204% of iron, 50% of vitamin B-6, and 67% of magnesium. It does not contain any vitamin B-12 or vitamin D. Oregano essential oil also contains a whole list of important chemical components. Its chief components are carvacrol, thymol, cymene, caryophyllene, pinene, bisabolene, linalool, borneol, geranyl acetate, linalyl acetate, and terpinene. These chemical components are extremely good for your body and ultimately contribute to its well being in different ways.

Health Benefits of Oregano Oil

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Oregano Oil
Health Benefits of Oregano Oil

It treats respiratory conditions

Oregano essential oil has all the properties of an expectorant. This means that it clears your respiratory tract off any phlegm and mucus that may have built up. This can help prevent congestion and breathing difficulties. Furthermore, oregano essential oil is known for acting as a balm for your lungs. If your lungs are inflamed or irritated in any way, this essential oil can soothe them and make them function normally again. It can even help with inflammation in the throat and the occurrence of coughing fits.

It has anti-inflammatory properties

Oregano essential oil has strong soothing properties and can soothe inflammation that can occur internally and externally as well. Thus it is used as a remedy for inflammation. It can be applied topically just as is or mixed with carrier oil like olive oil. When applied, it can help relieve any redness and soreness on the skin and muscles. It is extremely good for relieving the inflammation that comes with arthritis and injuries. If you choose to consume the oil instead of applying it, it will still cure the inflammation though at a much slower pace as it will be distributed all over your body.

It can prevent infections

Oregano essential oil has strong antibacterial and antiviral properties and can therefore protect you from a ton of different infections, both internal and external in nature. For instance, this oil can help you prevent and control infections that can occur in your colon, kidneys, urinary tract, and excretory system pretty easily. This is because it eliminates the bacteria that causes these infections in the first place. It can also help you prevent other infections like cholera, sores, typhoid, skin infections, and even food poisoning and is therefore very effective at protecting your body. Furthermore, oregano essential oil also has strong antifungal properties. It can inhibit the growth of different types of fungi that can cause infections all over your body. As fungi are usually responsible for the worst infections that you can go through (and these can often be fatal), this makes oregano essential oil all the more important for you. It can treat infections that can occur in the nose, throat, ears, and all over the body. Some of these infections are known to reach the brain as well if not treated. Thus, it is important to include this oil in your health regimen. Lastly, oregano essential oil can also protect you from viral infections. It can strengthen your body’s immunity against measles, cold, pox, mumps, and other problems that are caused by viruses. Oregano essential oil ends up boosting the amount of white blood cells in your blood, which is why it is so effective against practically any time of infection that you can imagine. It can also protect your body from autoimmune diseases that are caused due to viruses and even help you fight against viral fever.

It is an anti-parasitic

No matter how clean and hygienic you may consider yourself to be, the truth is that your body is always exposed to different parasites at any given time of the day. In fact, it is even home to many parasites. Roundworms, lice, bed bugs, mosquitoes, tapeworm, and fleas are some of the most commonly found parasites within the human body. They drain the nutrition our body needs from the food we consume, or sometimes even consume our flesh or blood for sustenance, making us weak and sick. Oregano essential oil can be a good defense against these disgusting creatures. Ingesting this oil can help you get rid of most parasites inside your body while applying it topically can help you get rid of fleas, lice, and bugs outside your body. It is therefore commonly used in a ton of organic repellants and bug sprays.

It prevents cancer

Oregano essential oil has strong antioxidant properties, which is one of the most celebrated benefits that this oil has to offer. Antioxidants are known for getting rid of any free radicals that are present in your system. This helps boost your immunity and keep the immune system free to take care of bigger problems. Furthermore, it even repairs the damage that has already been caused by the free radicals in your system, eliminating the risk of cancer entirely. Oregano essential oil can help your body slow down its ageing which can protect you from certain types of cancers, macular degeneration, loss of vision, wrinkles, degeneration of muscles, nervous disorders, and various other ailments that are related to ageing. Oregano essential oil contains a ton of phenols, which is one of the most powerful antioxidants there is. It can scour the entire body and get rid of all the free radicals that are present in it.

It regulates your period

An irregular period can cause a ton of inconveniences. Oregano essential oil is an emmenogogue. This means that it can regulate your menstrual cycle and even increase the flow of blood that is secreted. It can also help you with the various symptoms of PMS such as headaches, cramps, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and even gas. Therefore, it is extremely beneficial for women. Furthermore, oregano essential oil also delays the onset of early menopause. It even regulates the symptoms of menopause that can affect your day to day life such as horrific mood swings and drastic hormonal shifts. By ingesting this oil, women can really make their menstrual cycles much easier to bear.

It is an anti-allergenic

If you have allergies, or are prone to a lot of different allergies, you know how difficult life can get. You’ve got to avoid practically everything, including, sometimes, the things you love, constantly tell waiters and chefs about your allergies, and lug an epipen with you wherever you go. The symptoms of your allergies can be a total nightmare and even be fatal. However, an allergy is nothing more than a hyper reaction to stimuli. Oregano essential oil is a sedative in nature and can calm down your body and its hyper reactions. It can prevent allergies from occurring and even lower the symptoms significantly. It can also work on extremely serious reactions like anaphylactic shock or swellings in your throat that make it hard to breathe and swallow.

It is good for digestion

Oregano essential oil is also really good for your digestion. It helps by stimulating the important gastric juices that are needed to digest the good, improves the rate and amount of nutrient absorption by the body, and even secretes important enzymes that are needed to stimulate better digestion. This makes it a great oil for those who suffer from a lot of stomach related problems and disorders.

Other benefits

Oregano essential oil can help with a ton of other ailments and health problems as well. It is extremely effective against athlete’s foot, psoriasis, eczema, flu, and infectious ailments as well. It can help relieve congestion in the chest, throat, and lungs and health you breathe better. It also works as a very powerful pain killer when applied topically or ingested. Many people prefer using this essential oil to gain relief from pain rather than medication as it does not have any side effects on your liver or any other part of your body.

Uses of Oregano Oil

Oregano essential oil is used commonly in aromatherapy. It blends well with a number of other essential oils such as the oils of chamomile, cypress, lavender, rosemary, bergamot, cedar wood, tea tree, and even eucalyptus. It is used for cooking. It can even be used in certain types of non-dietary beverages in order to ingest it in small amounts. Oregano essential oil is also used in organic and herbal bug repellants and sprays as well.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Oregano Oil

If you take oregano essential oil in high doses, it can end up irritating your skin or your mucus membranes. This oil should be avoided by women who are pregnant because it functions as an emmenogue and can result in a miscarriage if taken in large doses. It can also affect your pregnancy because it stimulates the secretion of hormones. Furthermore, people who have known allergies to basil, mint, lavender, marjoram, or sage usually are allergic to oregano as well. In order to determine whether or not you are allergic to this oil, you can always perform a patch test to see how your body reacts. As a general rule, it is always a good idea to consult with your doctor or herbalist before adding anything new to your diet or lifestyle in case it causes any adverse effects instead of the positive ones!

Cultivation of Oregano Oil

Oregano, the plant, is native to high altitudes. In fact, the word oregano actually means “delight of the mountains”. The fact that oregano essential oil can be used to disinfect the body and has strong antibacterial properties was first discovered by the people living in ancient Greece. They often used this oil on their wounds and cuts on the skin as it prevented them from getting infected. The oil was also used to prevent food from being infected as well. It protected the food from bacteria, as well as from random bugs that spread diseases by sitting on things. It has since then been used for its health benefits all across the globe. Since oregano itself is a very popular herb and extremely well known, oregano essential oil can be easily found anywhere in the world.

Popular Questions & Answers

I experience sneezing at night and just after getting up. Remaining time I am normal. Any remedies please.

MBBS
General Physician, Fatehabad
Hi lybrate-user, it seems you are suffering from allergy and the most common reason for the same is low immunity. Here are a few solutions: 1. Oregano Oil - Oregano oil has some excellent antiviral and antibacterial properties. It is also a great natural anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal agent and helps by giving relief to the inflamed nasal passages. It is also a great cure for sinusitis. Oregano oil is one of the best natural home remedies for sneezing. / Take half a teaspoon of undiluted Oregano Oil. / Mix it in a glass of fresh fruit juice (orange, grape or apple). / Drink the mixture twice daily for a week. 2. Saline Water Rinse - Saline water helps clear the minute dust and dirt particles that manage to get deposited in the nasal passages. Moreover, the warm water has a soothing effect on the mucous membrane which is very tender. Saline water is one of the easiest home remedies for sneezing. While pouring saline water into the nostrils make sure your mouth is kept open lest water escapes into the trachea or windpipe. / Mix 1 teaspoon of common salt (sodium chloride) in a glass of warm water. / Take a small dropper and fill it with the saline solution. / Squeeze some water into one nostril (tilt your head sideways). / Allow the saline water to drip out of the other nostril. / Repeat the process and keep your mouth open (for breathing). 3. Fresh Ginger - Ginger is a wonder herb root that has excellent anti-inflammatory properties. It is also a very good analgesic, antioxidant, and has anti-emetic properties as well. The antihistamine properties of ginger help control bouts of sneezing. Ginger is one of the best natural remedies for sneezing. / Take 2 fingers of fresh ginger. Wash, peel and extract the juice. / Mix the juice with a glass of warm water. Add a teaspoon of honey. / Drink this ginger juice twice daily. 4. Vitamin C Supplementation - Supplementing Vitamin C helps get relief from bouts of sneezing as it is a natural antihistamine that inhibits the production of histamines in the body. While allergens induce sneezing, antihistamines inhibit sneezing. Vitamin C supplementation is a great answer to the question “how to stop sneezing? / Make fresh lemon juice and drink. / Eat citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruit. / Add vegetables rich in Vitamin C in your daily cooking. Hope this helps. Good Luck.

I am suffering from fungal infection for last 3 month. Suggest me what is the best remedy.

MBBS
General Physician, Hyderabad
Hi lybrate-user, wear loose cotton underclothes. Keep the private parts dry. Change underclothes regularly. It may be due to a fungal infection which thrives in humid, wet environments. Apply k-z cream twice a day on itchy areas for 6 week.

I am 30 years old I have skin fungus problem from two years I have used various medicines but problem not cleared totally its repeating again and again please send me solution.

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
Hello, apply a plain antifungal cream like K-Z cream or D-K gel twice a day on itchy areas for 4 weeks. Avoid moisture in the affected areas and avoid tight fitting clothes. TribenB lotion has a steroid and can worsen fungal infections so please don't use it without Dermatologist's advice. See a local dermatologist for further assessment if no satisfactory response.

Hi Doctor, I have fungus problem on my leg for past few months. I consulted many doctors but its coming in various parts of the body. please give me a solution.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
it is really difficult to get easy solution for this problem. it reappears again and again. its better to avoid spicy food. Fungal infections can happen to anyone, no matter how strict your hygiene regimen is, or how healthy you are. We live in a world filled with bacteria, toxins, and most of us have a history with poor eating habits that can set us up for developing fungal infections more easily. For instance, high amounts of processed foods, (specifically sugar), meat and other animal-based foods, along with junk and fast food all contain additives, chemicals, hormones, pesticides, and more that damage our gut bacteria and weaken our bodies? immune systems. Antibiotics and prescription drugs only contribute to this problem, therefore we?re not able to fight off fungi we encounter every day like we normally would. Or, if you come in contact with spoiled food, some type of dangerous bacteria in the environment, or drink bacteria-laden water, you might also develop a fungal infection. The possibilities are endless, and though you needn?t walk around scared all the time, it?s still helpful to know how to fight fungal infections more naturally with your diet as much as possible. The healthier you eat, the better chance your immune system has for thriving. you may start taking 1.coconut, 2.garlic, 3.oregano oil, 4.pumpkin seeds ( Eat 1/4 cup of the seeds a day), 5.onion these all are good. besides, u may apply the fresh milk( little quantity) that u get from an oak tree leaf.. you must get a proper ayurveda treatment for complete eradication.

I have a problem of skin like the fungal infection what is the cure of this diseases?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
it is really difficult to get easy solution for this problem. it reappears again and again. its better to avoid spicy food. Fungal infections can happen to anyone, no matter how strict your hygiene regimen is, or how healthy you are. We live in a world filled with bacteria, toxins, and most of us have a history with poor eating habits that can set us up for developing fungal infections more easily. For instance, high amounts of processed foods, (specifically sugar), meat and other animal-based foods, along with junk and fast food all contain additives, chemicals, hormones, pesticides, and more that damage our gut bacteria and weaken our bodies? immune systems. Antibiotics and prescription drugs only contribute to this problem, therefore we?re not able to fight off fungi we encounter every day like we normally would. Or, if you come in contact with spoiled food, some type of dangerous bacteria in the environment, or drink bacteria-laden water, you might also develop a fungal infection. The possibilities are endless, and though you needn?t walk around scared all the time, it?s still helpful to know how to fight fungal infections more naturally with your diet as much as possible. The healthier you eat, the better chance your immune system has for thriving. you may start taking 1.coconut, 2.garlic, 3.oregano oil, 4.pumpkin seeds ( Eat 1/4 cup of the seeds a day), 5.onion these all are good. besides, u may apply the fresh milk( little quantity) that u get from an oak tree leaf.. you must get a proper ayurveda treatment for complete eradication.

Popular Health Tips

5 Effective Home Remedies To Treat Fungal Infection In Nails!

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Bangalore
5 Effective Home Remedies To Treat Fungal Infection In Nails!

If you are experiencing symptoms such as swelling, inflammation, thickening, yellowing and crumbling of your nails, toenail fungus or onychomycosis is indicated. This is a very common problem, which is usually painless, unless the infection gets spread. The fungus thrives under certain conditions like abnormal levels of pH in the skin, a weak immune system, poor hygiene, diabetes and a continuous exposure to moist or damp environment. If not treated properly, toenail fungus can lead to cracking, splitting or total loss of your toenail. There are various ways of treating fungal infections in the nails. Some of them are as follows:

  1. Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil contains antiseptic and antifungal properties, which help in treating toenail fungus. You need to mix some drops of tea tree oil with coconut oil and olive oil. Using a piece of cotton, apply the mixture on your affected nail, keep it for 10 minutes and scrub off the nail with a toothbrush. For ideal results, you must repeat this process more than twice regularly.

  2. Baking Soda: Baking soda is a commonly used remedy for fungal infections in your nails. It also helps in neutralizing foot odor. Add baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and Epsom salt in hot water, add vinegar to the mixture and soak your affected nail in the solution. After this, wash your feet with water. Repeat the procedure twice a day for several weeks.

  3. White Vinegar: This is an ideal ingredient for the treatment of toenail fungus. It helps in restoring the pH balance of the skin and fights against infections. Add one part of white vinegar to warm water and soak your affected toenail in it for about 10 minutes. After this, you must wash it off. Carry out the process twice a day for effective results.

  4. Oil of Pregano: Oil of oregano is considered effective because of its antibacterial, antiviral, analgesic and antiseptic properties. It is an ideal way for treating fungal infections in your nails. Mix oregano oil with olive oil, apply the solution on your nails and leave it for over 30 minutes. Repeat the process thrice a day for good results.

  5. Listerine Mouthwash: Listerine mouthwash is another important home remedy for treating fungal infections in the nails. This mouthwash contains certain compounds along with alcohol, which have very strong antiseptic properties and help in eliminating harmful fungi and bacteria from your nails. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.
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Fungal Infection In Nails - Best Ways To Treat It!

MBBS, MD - Dermatology, F.C.P.S.(Dermatology, Venereology & Leprosy), Diploma in Venerology & Dermatology (DVD), DNB (Dermatology)
Dermatologist, Pune
Fungal Infection In Nails - Best Ways To Treat It!

If you are experiencing symptoms such as swelling, inflammation, thickening, yellowing and crumbling of your nails, toenail fungus or onychomycosis is indicated. This is a very common problem, which is usually painless, unless the infection gets spread. The fungus thrives under certain conditions like abnormal levels of pH in the skin, a weak immune system, poor hygiene, diabetes and a continuous exposure to moist or damp environment. If not treated properly, toenail fungus can lead to cracking, splitting or total loss of your toenail. There are various ways of treating fungal infections in the nails. Some of them are as follows:

  1. Tea Tree Oil: Tea tree oil contains antiseptic and antifungal properties, which help in treating toenail fungus. You need to mix some drops of tea tree oil with coconut oil and olive oil. Using a piece of cotton, apply the mixture on your affected nail, keep it for 10 minutes and scrub off the nail with a toothbrush. For ideal results, you must repeat this process more than twice regularly.

  2. Baking Soda: Baking soda is a commonly used remedy for fungal infections in your nails. It also helps in neutralizing foot odor. Add baking soda, hydrogen peroxide and Epsom salt in hot water, add vinegar to the mixture and soak your affected nail in the solution. After this, wash your feet with water. Repeat the procedure twice a day for several weeks.

  3. White Vinegar: This is an ideal ingredient for the treatment of toenail fungus. It helps in restoring the pH balance of the skin and fights against infections. Add one part of white vinegar to warm water and soak your affected toenail in it for about 10 minutes. After this, you must wash it off. Carry out the process twice a day for effective results.

  4. Oil of Pregano: Oil of oregano is considered effective because of its antibacterial, antiviral, analgesic and antiseptic properties. It is an ideal way for treating fungal infections in your nails. Mix oregano oil with olive oil, apply the solution on your nails and leave it for over 30 minutes. Repeat the process thrice a day for good results.

  5. Listerine Mouthwash: Listerine mouthwash is another important home remedy for treating fungal infections in the nails. This mouthwash contains certain compounds along with alcohol, which have very strong antiseptic properties and help in eliminating harmful fungi and bacteria from your nails. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.
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Best Oils For Health!

MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Best Oils For Health!

There are many essential oils that have positive effects on your skin, including lavender, ylang ylang, juniper, chamomile, neroli, jojoba, frankincense, rosehip seed and juniper berry essential oils, among others. Offering a huge range of antioxidant, anti-aging, astringent, moisturizing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties, each of these oils has a different composition of active ingredients, giving them a unique set of benefits for your skin!

List of best essential oils to stop acne and improve your skin

1. Frankincense oil – this ancient essential oil has numerous antioxidants that can improve skin elasticity, while also reducing the appearance of scars, stretch marks and blemishes. It can also stimulate the growth of new cells, speeding up the repair process for damaged or inflamed areas of skin.

2. Jojoba oil – with high levels of vitamin e, vitamin b, copper and zinc, this essential oil is excellent for moisturizing the skin and stimulating healing. Vitamin e is a common ingredient in many different products, and functions as an antioxidant, removing signs of aging, such as wrinkles, blemishes and age spots, while also forming a natural layer of oil that locks in moisture.

3. Tea tree oil – the antimicrobial and antibacterial nature of tea tree oil makes it an excellent essential oil for eliminating acne symptoms and improving the appearance of your body’s largest organ. A great deal of research has been done on the subject, and it shows that patient using tea tree oil have much lower occurrences of acne breakouts and the existing lesions from past acne breakouts can be notably reduced by using this powerful oil.

4. Ylang ylang oil – to stimulate the growth of new cells, applying ylang ylang oil to irritated or inflamed skin is a quick and effective remedy. This oil is also excellent for combating acne, given its antibacterial nature, which can eliminate the bacteria that causes overproduction of sebum.

5. Juniper oil – with an ability to detoxify the body and speed healing time for wounds and irritation, juniper oil is one of the best essential oils for your skin. Many people choose to apply juniper oil to bumps or uneven areas of their body, as well as patches of cellulite, as the active ingredients can clear out the toxins that cause those conditions.

6. Clary sage oil – acne may be caused by bacteria within the sebaceous glands, but it is also known as an inflammatory condition. As such, clary sage oil is an ideal remedy, given its high concentration of anti-inflammatory compounds, such as linalyl acetate. This essential oil can also control oil production, leaving your skin ph more balanced and giving a cleaner, healthier look.

7. lavender oil: this popular essential oil tackles the problem of acne in a few different ways. First of all, lavender oil is known to reduce stress, and there is a proven connection between stress levels and acne on the face. Furthermore, lavender oil is packed with antioxidants and antiseptic properties, so it can quickly neutralize the bactSweet basil oil – eria causing your acne symptoms, preventing the excess sebum production and addressing the problem at the root.

8. Rosehip seed oil: as a natural cleanser, few things are better than rosehip seed oil. Due to the high concentration of natural vitamin a, this oil can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, clear up blemishes and age spots, and stimulate collagen production and the growth of new cells. Furthermore, rosehip seed oil can tighten up the skin and improve elasticity, giving you a more youthful look.

9. Juniper berry oil – powerful antibacterial compounds found within this essential oil, namely alpha-pinene and beta-pinene, can quickly seek out and destroy the bacteria that is causing your acne symptoms. Known to eliminate skin infections very quickly, and reduce inflammation and redness, this oil should be on your shopping list if acne is a common issue you face.

10. Sandalwood oil – our skin is exposed to the natural elements and pollutants more than any other organ in the body, so the repair of skin cells is a constant process. Sandalwood oil can speed this process by stimulating the production of new cells, while also smoothing the surface of the skin and limiting signs of aging.

Essential oils for dry skin and skin tags

While many of the oils outlined above can help with skin health, the following are specifically recommended for dry skin and skin tags. Dry skin can be caused by a number of things, including irritating clothing, harsh soaps or conditioners, certain medications, and as a side effect of other medical conditions. Skin tags, on the other hand, are small, soft growths that usually occur on the groin, armpits, eyelids, beneath breast folds, neck and upper chest. These tags are caused by collagen and blood vessels bunching up beneath another piece of thicker skin. They usually occur in a person’s middle ages, but they can develop earlier, primarily where skin rubs against skin.

1. Myrrh oil – when the skin dries out, it can become cracked or chapped, which can cause painful irritation and open you up to infection. Not only can myrrh oil protect you from any infections or pathogens that could enter the body through the skin, but it also helps to lock in moisture and prevent dehydration. It can also help to heal sun damage quickly, which can make your skin even drier.

2. Orange oil – this essential oil is a natural moisturizing agent, meaning that it can prevent the body from losing excess moisture, while also delivering rejuvenating antioxidants and organic acids deep into the skin layers, protecting cell integrity and making it harder for your flesh to dry out.

3. Grapeseed oil – high in antioxidants and capable of regulating the oil production of the skin, grapeseed oil is the perfect essential oil if you are constantly experiencing dry skin. By boosting the ability of the body to retain its moisture, while also providing a barrier to prevent excess moisture loss, this oil can keep your skin supple and soft, even as you age.

4. Neroli oil – with powerful antioxidant and circulation-stimulating properties, neroli oil is great for eliminating skin tags and preventing them from returning. The flow of blood to the top layers of the skin can eliminate toxins and result in the growth of new cells, which helps to even out lumps and tags.

5. Oregano oil – boasting strong antibacterial and antioxidant properties, oregano oil can help heal skin tags within a few weeks of use. It will stimulate blood flow and promote detoxification, which can often cause the flesh to even out, thus reducing the appearance of unsightly tags.

6. Sweet basil oil – with antiseptic, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, sweet basil oil has been directly linked to the reduction of these tags. If you regularly apply this oil to the skin tags, they will eventually fall off, or flatten out and disappear.

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Nine Best Essential For Asthma!

M.B.B.S,C.C.A,D.C.A,AASECT,FPA,AAD,M.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
Nine Best Essential For Asthma!

Many people choose to utilize essential oils for asthma, as they can reduce respiratory inflammation and prevent a severe reaction to the triggers from asthma. By definition, asthma is the chronic inflammation of the airway, typically caused by certain triggers in the environment, or through physical activity. An asthma attack is basically an allergic reaction, in which the immune system overreacts to a trigger, sending a rush of blood and histamines to the respiratory tracts. This can cause a release of mucus in the airways and swelling of the respiratory tracts, making it difficult to breathe. When combined with the inflammation of the tissues, this can cause spasms in the respiratory system, causing wheezing and coughing.

Some of the most common triggers for asthma include cigarette smoke, animal dander, changes in weather, physical exertion, respiratory infections, sulfides in certain foods and beverages, perfumes, environmental pollutants and chemical irritants. With such a wide range of potential triggers, asthma is an unpredictable and dangerous condition. Some asthmatic attacks can be fatal if rapid treatment (via an inhaler or essential oil) is not administered. Some people develop asthma as they get older, while others are genetically predisposed and suffer from this condition from childhood. Due to the potential risks of asthma attacks, pharmaceutical treatments of asthma are highly recommended by doctors, but essential oils for asthma, particularly in mild cases, can be very effective.

List of best essential oils for asthma:

Some of the most useful essential oils for asthma include chamomile, clove, peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, oregano, thyme, frankincense and tea tree oils.

1. Thyme oil

With its immune-boosting properties, as well as its expectorant and antibacterial abilities, thyme oil is ideal for asthma sufferers, as it can clear out the excess mucus in the respiratory tracts and eliminate infections that can exacerbate asthma symptoms.

How to use – this essential oil can be added to a steam inhalation treatment, or mixed with other aromatic compounds or carrier oils and applied to the chest, where it can be inhaled throughout the night for clear breathing in the morning.

2. Lavender oil

There are certain sedative and anti-inflammatory properties of lavender oil that make it ideal for treating asthma. It can reduce swelling in the respiratory tracts and soothe muscle contractions, preventing the bronchospasms that can cause wheezing.

How to use – you can add lavender oil to a warm bath and inhale deeply from the aromatic fumes, or mix lavender oil with jojoba oil and apply it to the chest as a vapor rub. After 20-30 minutes, you can wipe your chest clean, as the smell can be quite potent.

3. Eucalyptus oil

One of the active ingredients in eucalyptus oil, eucalyptol, is a known expectorant that can also break up excess mucus in the respiratory tracts, making it easier to breathe, while also soothing ;inflammation in the throat and breathing passages.

How to use – add 4-5 drops of eucalyptus oil to a pot of steaming water, cover your head with a towel, and breathe deeply so the microparticles of the oil can do their essential work in your respiratory tracts.

4. Oregano oil

Asthma symptoms are often compounded or exacerbated by respiratory infections and a weak immune system; oregano oil is packed with antibacterial and antiviral compounds that can boost your respiratory health and make your immune system less susceptible to overreactions in the form of asthmatic attacks.

How to use – do not use this oil in an inhaler or room diffuser, as it can cause breathing difficulties. However, when rubbed on the chest, neck or throat, it can absorb into the skin and provide relief.

5. Tea tree oil

When an irritant or asthma trigger enters the body, it stimulates an immune system response in the form of excess mucus production and inflamed airways. Tea tree oil can directly counter this response by the body and prevent a serious asthma episode.

How to use – due to the potency of tea tree oil, it should only be inhaled, rather than topically applied. Add 5-6 drops to a pot of steaming water, cover your head with a towel and breathe deeply for rapid, soothing relief.

6. Frankincense oil

This is one of the best essential oils for asthma, as it can not only reduce inflammation in the airways, but also prevent allergic reactions by the body. It will cut through mucus and relieve tightness in the chest, promoting normal, healthy breathing, even in the midst of an asthma attack.

How to use – many people choose to diffuse frankincense oil into the air for all-day relief from respiratory conditions, although applying a diluted version of this oil (with coconut oil) to your chest at night can help you breathe normally all night for uninterrupted sleep.

7. Clove oil

The anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties of this popular essential oil make it the perfect choice for asthma patients; it can prevent the respiratory tracts from seizing up when an allergen is detected, while also easing muscle tension in the throat so breathing can continue without interruption.

How to use – clove oil has a wonderful aroma, making it a popular choice in room diffusers, as well as steam inhalation treatments. Some people choose to mix it with a carrier oil (such as almond or olive oil) and use it as a chest rub. However, sensitivity to this oil is quite high, so never place the undiluted oil on the skin.

8. Peppermint oil

Armed with decongestant, anti-spasmodic, soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, peppermint oil is an excellent remedy for asthma sufferers, even during an asthma attack. It can open the breathing passages and prevent an asthma attack from becoming more severe.

How to use – you can topically use peppermint oil on your chest to promote good respiratory health, or add a few drops of this oil in a steaming pot for an inhalation treatment. Adding 10 drops to a warm bath and inhaling deeply as you soak is also a good approach for asthma.

9. Chamomile oil

This legendary anti-inflammatory oil is able to soothe respiratory inflammation and support the immune system, making it less likely to overreact to potential triggers. It can also function as an expectorant to eliminate excess mucus from the throat and lungs, making asthma attacks less severe.

How to use – you can add a few drops of chamomile oil to a cup of chamomile tea for a direct treatment of the respiratory tracts, although you can also inhale this oil during a steam inhalation treatment to help you keep your breathing clear all day.

A word of warning

The inhalation or application of essential oils for asthma can be extremely effective, but there are a number of risks associated with essential oil use. Allergic reactions can be common, along with skin inflammation and gastrointestinal distress (when consumed). Furthermore, some essential oils are slower acting than others, so in the midst of an asthma attack, they may not provide the instantaneous relief that is necessary. If you are an asthma sufferer, it is critical that you speak to your doctor about the severity of your condition and the potential risks of using essential oils for asthma. Severe cases of asthma can result in impaired or completely blocked respiratory function, so great care should be taken when treating this potentially fatal form of inflammation​.

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16 Best Essential To Your Body!

MBBS,CCA,DCA,AASECT,FPA,AAD,F.H.R.SM.I.M.S
General Physician, Gorakhpur
16 Best Essential To Your Body!

There are many essential oils that have positive effects on your skin, including lavender, ylang ylang, juniper, chamomile, neroli, jojoba, frankincense, rosehip seed and juniper berry, essential oils, among others. Offering a huge range of antioxidant, anti-aging, astringent, moisturizing, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating properties, each of these oils has a different composition of active ingredients, giving them a unique set of benefits for your skin!

List of best essential oils to stop acne and improve your skin:

  1. Frankincense oil – This ancient essential oil has numerous antioxidants that can improve skin elasticity, while also reducing the appearance of scars, stretch marks and blemishes. It can also stimulate the growth of new cells, speeding up the repair process for damaged or inflamed areas of skin.
  2. Jojoba oil – With high levels of vitamin e, vitamin b, copper and zinc, this essential oil is excellent for moisturizing the skin and stimulating healing. Vitamin e is a common ingredient in many different skin products, and functions as an antioxidant, removing signs of aging; such as wrinkles, blemishes and age spots, while also forming a natural layer of oil that locks in moisture.
  3. Tea tree oil–The antimicrobial and antibacterial nature of tea tree oil makes it an excellent essential oil for eliminating acne symptoms and improving the appearance of your body’s largest organ. A great deal of research has been done on the subject, and it shows that patients using tea tree oil have much lower occurrences of acne breakouts and the existing lesions from past acne breakouts can be notably reduced by using this powerful oil.
  4. Ylang ylang oil –To stimulate the growth of new cells, applying ylang ylang oil to irritated or inflamed skin is a quick and effective remedy. This oil is also excellent for combating acne, given its antibacterial nature, which can eliminate the bacteria that causes overproduction of sebum.
  5. Juniper oil –With an ability to detoxify the body and speed healing time for wounds and irritation, juniper oil is one of the best essential oils for your skin. Many people choose to apply juniper oil to bumps or uneven areas of their body, as well as patches of cellulite, as the active ingredients can clear out the toxins that cause those conditions.
  6. Clary sage oil –Acne may be caused by bacteria within the sebaceous glands, but it is also known as an inflammatory condition. As such, clary sage oil is an ideal remedy, given its high concentration of anti-inflammatory compounds, such as linalyl acetate. This essential oil can also control oil production, leaving your skin ph more balanced and giving a cleaner, healthier look.
  7. Lavender oil: This popular essential oil tackles the problem of acne in a few different ways. First of all, lavender oil is known to reduce stress, and there is a proven connection between stress levels and acne on the face. Furthermore, lavender oil is packed with antioxidants and antiseptic properties, so it can quickly neutralize the bacteria causing your acne symptoms, preventing the excess sebum production and addressing the problem at the root.
  8. Rosehip seed oil: As a natural cleanser, few things are better than rosehip seed oil. Due to the high concentration of natural vitamin a, this oil can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, clear up blemishes and age spots, and stimulate collagen production and the growth of new cells. Furthermore, rosehip seed oil can tighten up the skin and improve elasticity, giving you a more youthful look.
  9. Juniper berry oil – Powerful antibacterial compounds found within this essential oil, namely alpha-pinene and beta-pinene, can quickly seek out and destroy the bacteria that is causing your acne symptoms. Known to eliminate skin infections very quickly, and reduce inflammation and redness, this oil should be on your shopping list if acne is a common issue you face.
  10. Sandalwood oil –Our skin is exposed to the natural elements and pollutants more than any other organ in the body, so the repair of skin cells is a constant process. Sandalwood oil can speed this process by stimulating the production of new skin cells, while also smoothing the surface of the skin and limiting signs of aging.

Essential oil for dry skin and skin tags:

While many of the oils outlined above can help with skin health, the following are specifically recommended for dry skin and skin tags. Dry skin can be caused by a number of things, including irritating clothing, harsh soaps or conditioners, certain medications, and as a side effect of other medical conditions. Skin tags, on the other hand, are small, soft skin growths that usually occur on the groin, armpits, eyelids, beneath breast folds, neck and upper chest. These tags are caused by collagen and blood vessels bunching up beneath another piece of thicker skin. They usually occur in a person’s middle ages, but they can develop earlier, primarily where skin rubs against skin.

  1. Myrrh oil – When the skin dries out, it can become cracked or chapped, which can cause painful irritation and open you up to infection. Not only can myrrh oil protect you from any infections or pathogens hat could enter the body through the skin, but it also helps to lock in moisture and prevent dehydration. It can also help to heal sun damage quickly, which can make your skin even drier.
  2. Orange oil – This essential oil is a natural moisturizing agent, meaning that it can prevent the body from losing excess moisture, while also delivering rejuvenating antioxidants and organic acids deep into the skin layers, protecting cell integrity and making it harder for your flesh to dry out.
  3. Grapeseed oil – High in antioxidants and capable of regulating the oil production of the skin, grapeseed oil is the perfect essential oil if you are constantly experiencing dry skin. By boosting the ability of the body to retain its moisture, while also providing a barrier to prevent excess moisture loss, this oil can keep your skin supple and soft, even as you age.
  4. Neroli oil – With powerful antioxidant and circulation-stimulating properties, neroli oil is great for eliminating skin tags and preventing them from returning. The flow of blood to the top layers of the skin can eliminate toxins and result in the growth of new cells, which helps to even out lumps and skin tags.
  5. Oregano oil – Boasting strong antibacterial and antioxidant properties, oregano oil can help heal skin tags within a few weeks of use. It will stimulate blood flow and promote detoxification, which can often cause the flesh to even out, thus reducing the appearance of unsightly tags.
  6. Sweet basil oil – With antiseptic, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, sweet basil oil has been directly linked to the reduction of these tags. If you regularly apply this oil to the skin tags, they will eventually fall off, or flatten out and disappear.

 

Table of Content

Oregano Oil
Nutritional Value of Oregano Oil
Health Benefits of Oregano Oil
It treats respiratory conditions
It has anti-inflammatory properties
It can prevent infections
It is an anti-parasitic
It prevents cancer
It regulates your period
It is an anti-allergenic
It is good for digestion
Other benefits
Uses of Oregano Oil
Side-Effects & Allergies of Oregano Oil
Cultivation of Oregano Oil