With the changing of the weather and cold and flu season quickly approaching, I wanted to share a new to me natural remedy called Oil of Oregano. This magical little herb has recently helped ward off several colds that I had coming on in the past few months. And when I say ward off I mean I wake up with a cold or a sore throat, I take a few drops and by the next morning any sign of a cold is gone.
I heard about this awesome stuff from the slightly hippie-ish yet knowledgeable herb specialist at my local natural grocery store. I told her I was feeling a cold coming on and she instantly directed me to a little (expensive) bottle of Oil of Oregano. She said this is all I need and it should do the trick. She called it "nature's antibiotic." I decided to trust her and I paid around $32 for the bottle. She warned me that it was strong and she suggested I take it with water. The moment I got in my car I opened the bottle and put 4 drops on my tongue. I looked around for my water bottle and realized I had left it at home. Bad idea. Let's just say this is the grossest stuff ever and it makes apple cider vinegar taste like sweet apple pie in comparison, BUT the outcome is worth it. The next morning my sore throat was gone. Since then I swear by this. Any time I feel achy or sick I take a few drops and about 24 hours later I feel 100% again. Now I am not a doctor or an herb specialist. I am just simply sharing this with you because it's awesome and it works.
So if you feel a cold or flu coming on and want to try a natural remedy here is what you can do:
- Take 3-4 drops 2-3 times daily until you feel better.
- Make sure you have water handy to chase it (it's not the best tasting stuff) or you can dilute it with water. I personally like to just get it over with.