Organic Oregano Oil
When you’re run down and in need of some extra help. Our oregano oil contains naturally occurring carvacrol to help the body overcome upper respiratory infections. It acts as an expectorant, reduces catarrh and calms inflammation.
- A powerful antioxidant
Sizes:15 mL30 mL
Whole Food Ingredients
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Soy Free
- Traditional Use
- Craft Process
Oregano is far more than a flavourful herb for your dinner. For thousands of years, wild oregano has been used as a potent medicine to improve health. Its name comes from the ancient Greeks who called it “beauty of the mountains” (oro-ganos).
Fresh oregano leaves are hand-picked at peak potency and steam-extracted to gently concentrate the essential oil without use of chemicals. Every step of the process is tested for both purity and potency from harvest to bottling.
Organic Oregano Oil (Origanum vulgare), Carvacrol, Organic Olive Oil
Each 20 drops (1 mL) contain 10 g dry herb equivalent.
4-6 drops (0.2-0.3mL) taken 1 to 3 times per day. Take with food, a few hours before or after taking supplements containing iron, zinc, calcium or copper. Best taken with five deep, slow breathes.
Safety Information: Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Do not use if pregnant or breastfeeding, allergic to members of the lamiaceae family, or if having a liver or kidney disease. Discontinue use if experiencing gastrointestinal upset or hypersensitivity such as allergy. Store away from children. Do not use if seal is broken. Store under normal conditions.
How is it best to take Oregano Oil?
Oregano oil has a strong spicy flavour and is rich in compounds that dilute best in fat. Botanica’s Oregano Oil is diluted in olive oil to support optimal digestion. Many will want to dilute this further however, and although water or juice are commonly suggested, we recommend it best to mix it with something rich in fat, such as coconut oil/cream, olive oil, or yogurt/kefir. Another option might be to dilute in water but follow with a few bites of something rich in fat, a nut butter, or some avocado for example. You can also dilute it in a little honey to best mask the taste.
How long can I safely take Oregano Oil?
Oregano Oil is highly concentrated and a little goes a very long way. When taken long term, it can be irritating to the digestive system as well as become problematic to our healthy gut bacteria by killing off our good probiotics along with the pathogenic bacteria. We recommend you do not exceed 10 days of continual use without consulting a health care provider.
How can I support my healthy gut bacteria while taking Oregano Oil?
If you stay within the recommended 10 days of use, you are unlikely to cause much negative disruption to your healthy gut flora. However, if you would like to optimize your microflora, you can increase the amount of probiotic rich foods you are consuming, ideally 2-3 hours apart from the time you take your oregano oil. These foods will generally be live fermented foods such as sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, kefir, tempeh, or kombucha.
Are there any contraindications to taking Oregano Oil that I should be aware of?
It is not recommended during pregnancy or lactation.