If you're anything like me and you suffer from chronic throat or tonsils infections, then this post is for you! Read on, for you will thank yourself for having fallen on to this post.
Myself, I am one of those people who inevitably gets sick from some sort of respiratory tract or throat infection every single year. Inevitably. Every. Single. Year.
I know that living in a city that is cold most of the year doesn't really help. Such ailments are often associated with colder weather and in fact, the culprit viruses strive better under colder conditions. This is why they often accompany "the common cold".
But one day, I was at my brother's place in Aurora - Ontario, and my sister-in-law's-sister (yeah, complicated) told me about some miracle tincture that is supposed to terminate my struggle with chronic winter infections. Before I get into too much details, let me tell you, ever since I started using this stuff, I haven't had a single throat infection (it has been 3 years now!).
Incredible as it sounds, I swear this is true.
Curious enough? Ok, some of you might have already heard of it, but for those who didn't, it is called Oil of Oregano. So oil of oregano is exactly what it sounds like it might be: the extracted oils from the oregano flowers. It has powerful anti-fungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties, and can be used to prevent certain diseases (mostly upper respiratory) or to heal from them naturally. A word of caution here: this is NOT a supplement and should never be used on a daily basis as a preventative measure. Rather, oil of oregano is something you take at the first sign of discomfort, and discontinue when the pain or discomfort is gone.
I am not a Naturopath or any herbal specialist of any sorts, so if you're interested in finding out more, I would highly recommend you do your own research on oil of oregano's uses and benefits (You can get more info on this here: WebMD). All I am saying is that it did wonders for me and my family, and it helped all of us stray away from the unnecessary use of antibiotics.
The thing I like about oil of oregano, is that you don't need much of it per dose (usually 4-8 drops). So you're not taking in large amounts of some awful tasting oil here (yes, it is pungent and it has a very strong almost "spicy" taste)! In fact, it should be diluted in a little water or juice prior to shugging it down because it very concentrated and is not recommended to take on its own. So your best bet is to take it in a little shot glass with a little bit of juice, 3 times/day. That's how I use it.
And on a last note, I would like to note that not all "oil of oregano" are made equal...so you have to do your research once again for what is good and what is mehhh out there. However one thing I can tell you, is that it should be one that contains at least 80% Carvacrol, the active ingredient in the oil, the key ingredient with these incredible healing properties.
So yes guys...this is a miracle cure for me and a must in my medicine cabinet. I take it with me everywhere I travel to and always have a little bottle in my drawer at the office so I can use it at the first sign of discomfort.
I just had to share because I care...and I wish YOU dear Healthy Obsessionner, the best of health today, and always!