I've been feeling a bit worn down lately. Today my head feels heavy and I'm starting to get achy and shivery. My throat is sore and I'm so very tired. This usually happens when I've been doing too much, worrying too much, stressing too much. It feels like a cold is coming on.
Time to get out the Oil of Oregano.
A friend of mine introduced me to this natural remedy that helps strengthen the immune system and acts as a potent antiviral and antifungal agent to help fight off infection.
Oil of Oregano, extracted from Origanum Vulgare, is different from the oregano that you use for cooking. It contains two key compounds, carvacrol and thymol, and can be used for skin infections, upset stomachs, sinus congestion and colds and sore throats.
Oil of Oregano can be purchased from health food stores or online. I've read that you should buy brands with at least 70% carvacrol but the only one I could find locally contains 45%. Still, it's easy to take -- simply mix three drops in orange juice once a day for up to five days until the symptoms are gone.
The most noticeable side effect is a mild burning in the mouth and throat. There's also a risk of craving Italian food. But in my experience, it works -- at least on sore throats and general yuckiness.
Disclaimer - The information is intended for educational purposes only. It is not my intention to advise on health care. This is simply my own experience. Consult your doctor about your health conditions and use of herbal remedies and read all labels carefully prior to consumption.