Healing Power of Herbs – Part 1
by Ashley Knight
In order to strengthen our immune systems and stay healthy, I do my best to serve my family nutritious, fresh and local foods. In my dreams we live on a farm with chickens, goats, cows and an extensive herb and vegetable garden, but in reality we live in the suburbs. I still try to grow our own herbs with our limited gardening space. I deeply believe that good health begins with food. It’s so exciting to me when a powerful essential oil comes from something that is a common culinary ingredient. I’m referring to oregano essential oil. It’s actually pretty easy to grow and tastes delicious. When oregano is distilled into its concentrated form, an essential oil, it becomes especially potent.
One of the great things about stocking your cabinets with essential oils is they can be used for many different purposes. You can treat a wart with oregano essential oil or add a drop to your favorite spaghetti sauce to give it extra flavor. There aren’t many products that have as many different uses as essential oils. In our home we take Oregano Vitality™ essential oil in a capsule to boost our immune systems when we feel a cold or virus coming on.
I once mixed a few drops of Oregano Vitality™, Thieves Vitality™, and Frankincense Vitality™ in a glass of water then drank it because I had the beginning of a sore throat. After drinking this combination, I thought my throat might light on fire. I proceeded to eat a spoonful of honey and a spoonful of coconut oil to try to dilute the oregano oil in my throat. It didn’t take too long for the burning to go away but now I know the strength of oregano oil. The next morning when I woke up I didn’t have a sore throat! Yay! However now I take the mix of oils in a capsule because I don’t like the burning feeling. Oregano essential oil is a hot oil. This means that the oil may cause skin sensitivity so you want to be sure to dilute it with a carrier oil before applying it to the skin.
Here are a couple great testimonials about oregano essential oil and how it can be used in different ways.
I got rid of a mole/skin tag that had been on my neck for years with Oregano oil. I’ve heard that moles begin with a virus and are linked to the liver and or lungs so it makes sense that Oregano would work. I had used Thieves on it previously with no luck. When I decided to get aggressive with the Oregano oil, twice a day, the mole dried up and fell off in less than two weeks.
The Oregano burns if you’re not careful with it and I had some pain as the mole was literally drying up and withering away, but it was worth it. It also left a red spot where the mole had been but that eventually went away too. I didn’t dilute the Oregano with a carrier oil but after trial and error I would recommend doing so. I have found that adding a drop or two of Lavender to Oregano when applying it neat helps tremendously.
A couple months ago, I learned that Oregano Oil has antibacterial AND antiviral qualities. Unfortunately, I learned this AFTER I had already taken antibiotics for a sinus infection. BUT, I started getting another infection just a short time after the first one, which is what prompted my research on natural remedies. Eight drops of Oregano and a little squirt of V-6 oil in a capsule a couple times a day took care of the problem for me. Recently, I came down with another sinus infection, so I started taking the Oregano oil right away. It cleared up the infection within 3 days.
I was using essential oils for awhile before purchasing our first bottle of oregano essential oil and now I wonder how we survived without it. This has become one of the oils that I travel with and always keep stocked as we never know when we will need a little immune boost. Come back next week and learn about more healing herbs that can be used for so many different things. I sincerely hope this article has been helpful to you and your family. If you would like to learn more, please head over to TheDropsofJoy.org.
Ashley Knight is married to her best friend and husband, Nick, and mama to two sweet, joyful girls, Grace and Finnegan. She is passionate about living a holistic lifestyle, travel, Young Living essential oils and products, eating whole foods, serving others and learning about God’s magnificent, undeserved Grace.
Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Ashley’s lived in Texas for 5 years now and has officially picked up Y’all and Sir/Ma’am but will always be a native Arizonan. When not chasing or nursing a little one, Ashley is reading and learning how to support her family’s health and wellness with Young Living’s diverse products and pure essential oils.
Disclaimer: I am a Mom who is passionate about using natural products to improve the health of her family, but I’m not a medical professional. The information in the blog is for educational information only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Anyone suffering from disease, illness or injury should consult a physician.