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Review: Oregano oil to heal a sore throat

Oregano oil purchased from whole foods for my sore throat
Oregano oil purchased from whole foods for my sore throat
Esperanza Dodge

Oregano Oil from Vitality Works

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Oil of Oregano has so many health benefit claims, its no wonder that people are raving about it. I've had my own personal success with oil of oregano for a sore throat. I never even knew about oil of oregano or its benefits until I took a trip to Whole Foods in which I asked the guy in the medicine section for an alternative to antibiotics. He referred me to a bottle of Oregano Oil by Vitality Works. It says carvacrol 70- professional strength. A bottle of 60 liquid veggie caps costed me around $18. I was hesitant to spend that much on herbs to heal my sore throat but at the time was between insurance plans so I had no other choice. I chose this over the liquid drops because I was told it would burn my throat. Although it is very expensive, I have to say that I thought it was worth it because it actually worked.

The instructions were at such: "Generally: 1 veggie cap 1-3 times daily with water. Acute: 2-3 veggie caps 3 times daily with water." I decided to go the acute route. For the first 48 hours my sore throat continued without lessening the pain. By the 3rd day I could feel a noticeable difference. By the 4th day it was significantly better that I could finally eat without being in pain. By the 5th day it was nearly gone, but not completely, so I reduced it from 3 to 2 capsules per dose. I've tried this same routine a year later and got very similar results. I couldn't tell you if I would have got the same results without using the oil of oregano at all or not.

After looking up more about this herb online, I saw many health claims ranging from healing throat and ear infections to headaches, skin conditions, allergies, sinus pain and even reducing symptoms of the common cold. I also read that it is unsafe for pregnant and lactating women. I understand this may not work for everyone. If you're interested in trying it, be sure to do your research first and talk with health professionals and/or herbalists that you trust for accurate advice on health concerns.