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Oregano oil can help you in the season of colds and flu.

Oil of wild oregano, namely Origanum vulgare or Thymus capitatus, is one of the most powerful remedies for the common cold or flu. To get real benefits from this medicinal plant, make sure that you buy it from a reliable supplier.

Oil of oregano is so effective is largely due to the fact that among its major components include rosmarinic acid, thymol, caryophyllene and naringin. These substances have antihistamine, antiseptic that enhances the immune system, healing and cooling properties.

There are a few simple ways to take oregano oil for colds or flu that will quickly improve your condition. You can add a few drops in a small amount of orange juice or a spoon of coconut or olive oil.

The usual dosage for the treatment of colds and flu is 2-3 drops three or four times a day. One doctor suggests to achieve a quick result to hold a few drops under the tongue for about 5 minutes.

You can still buy oil of oregano capsules. Take them according to package instructions. For children there is a oil of oregano in the form of syrup.

Before taking oregano oil, consult with your doctor. It is usually not recommended for people with heart disease or high blood pressure, pregnant or lactating women or infants.

Don’t forget to buy oil of oregano the next time you visit iHerb.


  • Donsky, A.; Why You Need Oil of Oregano for Cold and Flu Season; Care2 Website; Accessed 10/27/16
  • This article was written by staff writer iHerb.