How To Beat a Cold With Oil of Oregano [updated]

Monday, January 25, 2016

With cold and flu season in full swing, I thought it would be a good idea to re-visit a popular post that I shared about 2 years ago.  Also, all the comments in the original post are pretty incredible. You wold not believe how many people absolutely swear by this!

Here is the original post:

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 of Oil of Oregano 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. 

*You can find Oil of Oregano at your local natural health food store or online here

Have you ever used Oil of Oregano before?  I wold love to hear about your experience if so!  


Mindy said...

Do you give it to the kids, too?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

The straight oil would be too strong for the kids, but you can give it to them in capsule form if they are able to swallow without chewing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to your post 2 years ago (has it been that long, really??) I take this whenever i feel a cold coming on and it has definitely helped prevent a cold and swear by it!! Even if i don't start taking it until after the cold has gotten to me, it has definitely helped me get rid of it fast...I have lost count how many times the power of Oregano Oil has helped me avoid a simple cold to a potential severe "knock me off my feet" type of cold. I recommend this to anyone and everyone feeling under the weather to those unable to shake a cold off...this stuff works!!

Emily grapes said...

I use doterra's Oregano EO and it's some powerful stuff!! If I "need" to take it, I'll always do it in a veggie capsule since A) can't stand the stuff and B) it's so "hot" it can cause damage if not diluted properly. But boy does that stuff work well for just what you're saying! I also use it (diluted) for skin tags and warts and love how it gets rid of them. Oh and I've cooked with it too. :)

Sarah said...

This really does work! I started using it after your recommendation a couple years ago. However, when I was trying to stave off a bad cold shortly after my son was born and took some and THEN read about how it is sometimes used to wean baby from the boob. Oops. That was definitely not my intention. So, very effective, but drink lots of water, and refrain when breastfeeding unless you're trying to decrease your milk supply.

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