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Essential Oil Series: Oregano

April 2, 2021 | Body Care, Learning, Nutrition | 2 comments | Author:

nashville-personal-trainerOil of oregano is the “cure-all” of essential oils. It is, get ready for this, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-parasitic, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic, and an anti-oxidant. You got a problem? Oil of oregano will solve it.

Oil of oregano boosts the immune system by stimulating the production and function of white blood cells, the body’s main line of defense when it comes to nasty viruses and bacteria. You may ask yourself, “What about that good gut bacteria I hear you LFA people talk about?” Well, no worries there! The antibacterial effects of oregano don’t have an inhibitory affect on the healthy, necessary flora in your intestines and stomach. It even aids in digestion by increasing the secretion of digestive juices, maximizing the nutrients you get from food.

Tired of mosquitoes? Pesky more ring-worms? Frightened of free radicals that may cause cancer and premature aging and wrinkles? Skin conditions like eczema? Oil of oregano.

As a caution, pregnant women should not use oil of oregano due to its general stimulation and regulation of the hormones that can potentially result in miscarriage. People who are allergic to basil, lavender, marjoram, mint, or sage should also use caution with oregano. It can also irritate the skin if used in high concentrations.

Life Fitness Academy is an independent consultant for essential oils and can help guide you to which essential oils might be helpful for you. Contact us if you have any questions.



  • Gabby June 7, 2021 at 7:10 am |

    Hi, how do i extract oregano oil from plants? I have a bunch of them in my garden. Thanks

  • Tim June 7, 2021 at 10:58 pm |

    Hi Gabby!
    It is actually quite an involved process to extract the oil from the plant and takes lots of different equipment (holding tanks and distillers). So an easy way to get a nice benefit (but not as potent as an oil) is too much boil the oregano for a long time and make a rich oregano tea and sweeten as you like with raw honey, maple syrup, or unrefined sugar.


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