Oregano (Oil of)

Botanical  Information

Closely related to the herb marjoram, oregano is high in antioxidant activity, due to the high content of phenolic acids and flavonoids, including thymol and carvacrol.

Features & Benefits

  • Helps to alleviate toothache with topical use
  • Help control yeast and fungi in the body, including issues with candida such as athlete’s foot and vaginal yeast infections
  • Acts as a remedy for headaches when rub topically on the temples

Suggestions & Precautions

  • Mild stomach upset may occur with oregano oil use
  • Oil of oregano may reduce the absorption of iron from iron supplements, so take oregano oil at least 2 hours before or after consuming iron supplements
  • Avoid taking oil of oregano internally if iron-deficiency anemia is present as it may interfere with iron absorption from food and worsen the condition

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