Safe Dosages for Oil Of Oregano
A very potent essential oil is now gaining its rightful place in the fight against various illnesses. This
essential oil, known as oil of oregano, has been used in ancient Greece for its many medicinal
benefits. The oil is extracted from the crushed leaves of the wild oregano, Origanum Vulgare, which grows in the
Oil of oregano is now available in liquid form, capsules and tablets. It is not to be taken
carelessly because of its powerful effects. In fact, the wild oregano P73, is said to be capable of sterilizing
sewage and septic water. You should only take a regular dosage of this oil if you are under the supervision of your
physician. However, there is no harm in knowing the general guidelines regarding its safe dosages.
As a general rule, you need to start taking just a minimum amount of oil of oregano, like 1 or 2 drops two times
a day. You can use it as a gargle if you want to get rid of your gum and throat problems. To make the gargle
solution, just add one or two drops of oil of oregano to a glass of salty water.
You can also control your bad breath and tooth plaque by putting 1 to 3 drops of this oil on your toothbrush and
use it for brushing your teeth. For best results, do this after every meal. If you are suffering from ear
infections, take 1 to 3 drops of this oil and apply it on your outer ear. You can also saturate a cotton ball with
the oil and place it at the entrance of your ear canal.
Oil of oregano can also benefit small children. Dosages however must be given very carefully. For children 6
months to 2 years old, one drop, once a day, mixed with milk or juice will suffice. This dosage must not exceed
more than 10 days at a time. You can continue this dosage even after 10 days for children who are 3 to 5 years old.
For children 6 to 10 years old, one to three drops mixed with juice or milk is appropriate without any fixed number
of days. If the child is more than 10 years old, you can give him one to three drops with liquid twice or even
thrice per day.