My #1 Cold/Flu Remedy
With spring rolling in, we hope we don't catch or cold (or even the flu!) and instead we get to enjoy the warmer weather. But when the temperature fluctuations between 0C and 19C within 2 to 3 days, your body has a hard time adjusting and you are more prone to catching a cold. That's what we experienced here in Toronto. In one day, we practically experienced 4 seasons - April showers, summer sun, cold fall and snow! How bizarre is that? Hopefully it has passed and it only gets warmer from here. Inevitably, we all experience a cold or flu even during the warmer days. That is why I want to share with you my experience with my #1 cold/flu remedy - oregano.
"Oregano is one of the most potent and powerful essential oils and has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its cleansing and immune-boosting properties. The primary chemical components of Oregano are carvacol and thymol, both in the phenols group, which possess purifying and antioxidant properties. Due to its high phenol content, caution should be taken when inhaling or diffusing Oregano; only one to two drops is needed. Additionally, Oregano should be diluted with dōTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil when applied to the skin. Oregano essential oil contains phenols—powerful antioxidants that ward off free radicals. One drop taken daily can help maintain healthy immune function; Oregano should be taken more frequently when seasonal threats are high or as needed to further boost immunity. In addition to being a popular cooking spice, Oregano supports healthy digestion by promoting the secretion of digestive juices. When diffused, Oregano acts as an enhancer and equalizer in essential oil blends and can help maintain healthy respiratory function." (doTERRA)
How to use
I put 2 drops of oregano in a veg capsule and took it with a meal 4-5 times a day. I had a nasty cough that lingered for way to long (1.5 weeks!). After 2 days of consistent use, my cough was gone and I felt good as new. For more product information and uses, check out doTERRA's website.