Oregano Essential Oil
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(Origanum vulgare)GC/MS Key Constituents:
Humulene <alpha> 0.89%
Plant Origin: Turkey
Extraction Method: Steam distilled from leaves
Selah oil blends that contain Oregano essential oil:
Oregano has been used to treat MRSA (Price, 75-80).
1 drop for acute tonsillitis; careful - this oil burns and needs to be absorbed on a charcoal pill or something similar that will release it slowly (Schnaubelt, 134).
Mixing two parts thyme (thymol variety), one part oregano, and on part cinnamon, then adding 25 percent of this oil mixture to a base oil and apply topically twice daily will eliminate the toughest fungus" [toe nail fungus] (Schnaubelt, 57).
Antibacterial - Oregano oil is well suited for treating acute bacterial infections of the gastrointestinal tract and the bronchi (Schnaubelt, 83).
Oregano is very closely related to marjoram (Davis, 226).
Abcess, analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, arthritis, boil, bronchitis, cold, cough, diuretic, expectorant, flu, immune stimulant, pneumonia, radiation damage, rheumatism, strep throat, ticks, typhoid fever, whooping cough, yeast infection (Althea Press, 379).
Bronchitis, viral infections, rheumatism, respiratory problems, muscular pain, digestive problems (Worwood, 403).
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Topical: Dilute and apply on location as desired. Please make sure you dilute this oil very well. It is considered "hot" and will make your skin very uncomfortable.
It is recommended to avoid this essential oil during pregnancy and lactation.
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Inhalation: Diffuse or inhale directly (undiluted).
Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the FDA
Internal: Although the quality of Selah Oils is excellent, it is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a certified physician who is also certified in aromatherapy. We recommend getting internal dosing instructions from a licensed physician as some essential oils are not recommended for oral consumption. This is in no way a reflection on our oil quality, only a matter of safety and caution with respect to how concentrated essential oils are. When used within safe parameters, and under your physician's care, the quality of our essential oils is such that they can be used internally if deemed appropriate.
However, with that said, it is important to remember the extreme concentration of essential oils. "Using essential oils by rubbing them into the skin or via inhalation is in many cases more effective than oral delivery" (Schnaubelt 96).
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.
All cautions listed for individual oils do not include those cautions from ingestion.It is not advised to take essential oils internally unless under the guidance of a licensed physician who is also certified in aromatherapy.
Contraindicated for asthma. (Avoid using with asthma.)
Avoid using this oil while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Caution, do not use on children under 2.
Oregano is a very "hot" oil. This means that it has an irritating, uncomfortable effect when it comes in contact with the skin. To avoid any discomfort, be sure to dilute this essential oil VERY well with a carrier. Do not apply to diseased or damaged skin.
If for any reason you get essential oils in your eyes, put carrier oil along the eyebrows above the eyes and on the cheekbones below the eyes.
Do not put essential oils inside the ear canal.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Higley, Connie & Alan. Reference Guide for Essential Oils (2012).
Tisserand, Robert. Essential Oil Safety, Second Ed. (2014).
Davis, Patricia. Aromatherapy: An A-Z (2000).
Althea Press. Essential oils, Natural Remedies: The Complete A-Z Reference of Essential Oils for Health and Healing (2015).
Worwood, Valerie. The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy (1991).
Price, Shirley & Len. Aromatherapy for Health Professionals (2012), p. 75-80.
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 57, 83.
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., The Healing Intelligences of Essential Oils (2011) p. 134.
Schnaubelt, Kurt Ph.D., Advanced Aromatherapy (1995), p. 96.
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