Benefits and Uses of Oil of Oregano

Benefits and Uses of Oil of Oregano

Hey guys, Dr. Axe here, Doctor of Functional
Medicine and founder of Today I want to share with you the many benefits of
oregano oil and the many uses of oil of oregano. Oregano oil has been used for over 2,500 years
and has 4 really unique specific benefits. Number one, it’s anti-fungal. Number two,
it’s antibacterial. Number three, it’s an anti-parasite and antiviral, and number four,
it’s an antioxidant. So let me talk about, specifically, how you
can use these in fighting infections and naturally healing your body. The number one way oil
of oregano is used today is to treat funguses and candida. For a lot of us, it’s very easy
to develop things like candida in your body. If you ever have too much, like a white coat
on your tongue, or if you commonly are getting different types of infections, it could be
caused by candida. Oil of oregano has been proven in medical studies to kill off candidiasis,
that bacteria or fungus, that can grow within your system. It also works as an anti-fungal. Quick side note, my mom, after going through
chemotherapy years and years ago, came down with a toenail fungus and had chronic yeast
issues. For 10 years she had a toenail fungus, and we started using oil of oregano on her
toenail fungus every day. After two months, it was completely gone. She had used different
creams. She had used different medications. Nothing had worked until she used oil of oregano.
So again, for a toenail fungus or for a candida cleanse, you can put this on topically. I don’t recommend taking this internally more
than 10 days in a row, but you can do oil of oregano, 4 drops, 4 times daily internally,
but only for 10 days and not longer, because it is a natural form of medicine. The second thing you can use oil of oregano
for is to kill off bacteria. If you ever come down with a common cold or flu, this acts
very, very quickly at killing off bad bacteria and viruses within your system. In fact, there
was a groundbreaking study on oil of oregano recently that it actually kills off E. coli,
one of those bad forms of bacteria that can actually even cause food poisoning and cause
you to get sick. So again, oil of oregano, it’s great to take for kicking a cold fast. Number three, a parasite cleanse. Many people,
especially when you travel overseas, you can come down with a parasite. Oil of oregano
is an anti-parasitic as well, so it kills off parasites. Number four way to use and benefit from using
oregano oil is its powerful antioxidant properties. In fact, it’s one of the top 10 antioxidant
herbs out there today, and so if you want to age slower, live longer, oregano is great.
Again, I don’t recommend using this internally unless you’re sick or doing a temporary cleanse
for 10 days, but you can diffuse it around your home. You can make it as part of a personal
care product. In fact, you can make homemade mouthwash with oregano oil, and it helps clean
your teeth and helps fight gingivitis and bad breath. So again, there are many benefits
and uses here of oregano oil. Make sure when you’re buying oregano oil that
you buy from a very high quality brand. Again, oil of oregano is beneficial because it’s
anti-fungal, it’s antiviral, it’s anti-parasitic. Also, it is a powerful and potent antioxidant. Last thing here I want to mention about it,
another recent medical study was published showing that it also can shrink tumors, and
it may be an effective natural treatment against different types of cancer. So guys, this has been Dr. Axe recommending
you add oregano oil or make it part of your healthy natural medicine cabinet. If you want to learn more about essential
oils, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube page. I’m always putting out new videos on
the many benefits of herbs, vitamins, minerals, superfoods and essential oils.


  • Joan Sierra says:

    Awesome!!! You are great!

  • Natasha Bush Hooper says:

    Is it good for gum disease. My gum is swollen and have been for quite some time. I have not been to the Dentist as I have no insurance so can I use it for that? Please Help!!

  • MFQ Yahoo says:

    Are you a certified medical doctor?

  • Mar 76 says:

    doea this help with hpv flat warts? plsplsplsplsplsss answer

  • Joel santos says:


  • coolfire1952s says:

    Everyone tells you how wonderful it is but no one is telling us how to use it? Do you drink it, rub it on, gargle with it, what? Do you dilute it or use it straight? How to use it would be most helpful!

  • Chris koontz says:

    How’s the capsules ? Do they work as good

  • Long Live Dimebag Darrell says:

    yo carefull drinking that stuff , it will burn your lips. not seriously but it is painfull for a few minutes.. ask me how i know

  • NoSinanzinkosi Nkala says:

    where can I get it in Botswana.

  • cuda40 * says:

    So how would you use it for cancer??

  • Meagan Renee says:

    Just got me some of this oil. Now I'm about to do a colon cleanse with physilium husk!!! Thanks for the info on it. I love finding out what else I can use this oil for!

  • erwin021777 says:

    No explanation how to use..

  • Dar Candelaria says:

    What about for Croup cough?

  • C Cox says:

    I put several drops under my tongue and let it sit there for a minute or 2. Then I take a mouthful of water, swish it around and swallow followed by more water.

  • Rebel Channel Without a Cause says:

    I went to the Bahamas and ate their traditional raw Conch salad. I always avoid raw fish like sushi, but I thought, "Well, when in Rome…" So I ate the raw conch and low and behold got a parasitic infection. (And BTW all you sushi lovers out there have parasites too!) As they multiplied I could feel them crawling under my skin. It felt like I had tiny ants crawling under my skin all over my body. I started taking Black Walnut Wormwood complex liquid form with 2 drops of oregano oil twice a day. From the first dose I felt those fuckers start dying off. The movement under my skin became less and less with each dose. (You also have to eliminate all sugar from your diet as sugar feeds the parasites!) I do this for 2 weeks on two weeks off to catch the eggs that hatch. You have to keep doing this for up to 3 months or the eggs hatch and they come back full force. But it definitely works!!

  • Paul Anthony Donahue says:

    Make sure to lick your finger before applying… Very important!

  • Amanda Roy says:

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  • creativemetalworker says:

    I have had good luck with Oregano on Herpes outbreaks, burns,mouth infections,etc., have used it for years.

  • Igor Juric says:

    I took Zane Hellas 86% oregano capsules twice. Each time, it resulted in crazy diarrhea (3x in 30 minutes). Other than that I had mild sweating and sensation of heat, which I believe is normal. My stool was absolutely normal afterwards. Could this be allergic reaction or would it manifest in a different way? Was it just doing some super cleansing?

  • Peter T says:

    Dr. Axe, could you explain what you mean by not using oregano oil for more than 10 days in a row? What could result from using it more than that? How long is safe if we take a dosage every other day? Does it apply only internally or also externally? Thanks for the help.

  • Mariza Ramos says:

    Do you know if is good to Psoriase?

  • LEJA ARNOLD says:

    Can kids take some?

  • shelby rose says:

    Can someone tell me if there is a difference between Oil of Oregano and Oregano Essential Oil (like Doterra, for example) ?? Thanks

  • Kenzie Ruhl says:


  • xz8 xz8 says:

    You are the best!

  • Gloria Marquez says:

    I have a big oregano plant. Can I make my own oregano oil with it or better to go buy the oil??

  • King David says:

    If i have the plant can i just blend the leaves in water and drink?

  • Santiago says:

    Hello Dr. Axe, How do I use it for a common cold/flu? Thank you

  • Jose Gomez says:

    Hello I bought a Gurunanda Mediterranean oregano oil. I heard of its antibacterial properties and am trying to use it orally/ internally. What is the best way to take it ? It's not diluted and was wondering if I could just add some to a tea or water and drink or should I definitely dilute it ? Please any help would be appreciated

  • Nadia Cardinale says:

    how do we tske it with water smoothie or ??? thx

  • arianna teh says:

    How to cure burns from oregano ? I used my mom's oregano poring it on my face it burns like crazy 😲😭😭

  • Kathie f says:

    Will this get rid of group b strep in the bladder? I have a reoccurring infections and need something desperately to get rid of it

  • Cynii L says:

    if it's 80% carvacrol, do i still have to dilute it with a carrier oil? or is it ok to put it directly sublingually and then chase and swallow with water?? My roommate is sick and I am starting to feel a cold coming on too … -_-

  • Cn L says:

    Can toddlers take this for sickness ?

  • ozzy oz' says:

    Dr will this oil get rid of herpes? I've been seeing this on YouTube? If so, do you drink it?

  • Melody Sandy says:

    How do I make the oregano mouthwash for gingivitis ?

  • Cc117 cc117 says:

    How do you know if your getting a good source I've seen the same amount of pills and same amount of milligrams for 3.99 a bottle and up to 11.99

  • Melissa Hall says:

    Thank you!!! Going to try for sinus issues.

  • wasser30 says:

    It burns my πŸ‘…

  • THE NO FILTER GUY!!!!! says:

    Oregano oil is the oil the doctors and big pharma hate the most.. That's BECAUSE they know that oregano oil is an antiviral god medicine that cures multiple Diseases….. thanks to all the people from South and central America and Asia..for providing us with this medicine of God's .. if it was up to the usa they Will get rid off oregano oil in a minute trust me
    .but they can't there is too much of it around the world..

  • Ace. in finesse says:

    I just bought a bottle to get ride of my nail fungus… gonna do the 10 day cleanse as well. Thank you Dr Axe

  • Jeremy Hempy says:

    Love u doc. funny when u say "killing many people" by accident at 2.30min heheh.

  • Rob Davidson says:

    Oragano is one supplement i can vouch for helps

  • Sara N says:

    where can I buy good quality oil of oregano? from the Uk btw

  • Yasir shaikh says:

    can i make it at home?

  • R a m says:

    Thanks Dr. Axe….. great info on Oregano……. appreciate your time.Β  (Nice guns btw).

  • Jerome Jackson says:

    What is a good brand to use that you would use yourself

  • Oseghale promise Precious says:

    Can oregano oil cure genetic herpesvirus

  • STR3AK says:

    I put 2 drops in each eye before I go to sleep every night. I’ve been doing this for a whole year now, today I can tell you that the pain and burning it causes remains unbearable and I have yet to notice any health benefits from it.

  • Frank Schulz says:

    Plantar wart under foot died after one week. I put one drop oregano oil with one drop olive oil onto wart.

  • Trueblue 2053 says:

    I just learned about this product … Also Dr. Sebi cured hiv back in 1984 and the way how he cured it was to stop eating foods that contributes to making mucus along with remedies….

  • Peggy Hall says:

    Thanks once opened what is the shelf life of oregano oil?

  • Pietra Trovitz says:

    The flu its not a bacteria, its viral. Are you sure, you are a Doctor?
    The flu is a viral infection caused by the influenza virus, a respiratory virus. The common cold is also a viral infection caused by the adenovirus or coronavirus and there are many, many subsets with a lot of variability. … Colds tend to produce runny nose, congestion, sore throat.

  • Jaime Enhinyero says:

    Does Oregano oil can cure herpes?

  • Endlessblueskies says:

    I believe oregano is high in salicylates, but I might be wrong. Does anyone know if Oregano oil is high in oxalates and/or salicylates (with a website link if possible)?

  • Ruth Salinas says:

    Can you please clarify when it's ok to take it internally?

  • sin car says:

    kill good bacteria too am askin

  • m RAM says:

    Used it with coconut oil for oil pulling. Cleared my sinuses – stopped snoring. Cold is gone. I can breath and my tooth abscess is gone. In one week of protocol. Used 3 drops with coconut oil and pull nightly for 15 minutes. Also applied with coconut oil to bottom of feet and nails on feet and slept with socks on. Kills toe nail fungus and gives great toe nails. Awesome stuff.

  • Rome thetruth says:

    Its best to use while on a fast

  • JON Cunningham says:

    I have this plant Raw in my back yard. I just chew the leaves and enjoy.
    JESUS loves it when we are in perfect health using his Herbal garden. Put the Herbs that JESUS gave us to use and put JEsus back into your life. JESUS loves it when we are in perfect health using his own Herbal garden. Great for bone health! The blessings of JEsus are so abundant everywhere for us to make use of. Oh Bless His great Name people! – IMO

  • Ash's Treasure Homesteading and Gardening says:

    Hello, which grade of Oregano Oil is best for taking internally. Thank you.

  • Rebecca Vocal Athlete says:

    Yes just got some. Can't wait

  • Autumn Spring says:

    How to use it? Can you make a how to video?

  • Sunny Dee Tee says:

    Tea tree oil would work better topically. I would use oregano oil internally instead.

  • Rachel Pineau says:

    Dr. Axe, you stated that your Mom used it for 2 months to get rid of her toe fungus and yet you also say not to take the oregano oil for more than 10 days at a time…can you clarify please?

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  • Lisa Majcher says:

    what is and is Dequadin a 'Dequalinium Chloride oral for teeth in cases of: anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal oral mouth paint, was hard to find but really, it saved my life when going to live temporary motel stay for 2 months awaiting for another rental needing some immediate work prior move in. I had a friend I got so very angry thinking where is my orajel/or liquid strength, best mistake ever to lead to this great took my swelling and throbbing pain. I am a dentists nightmare after being bulimic and ruining my teeth so this was honest painn, relief and worked, afterthoughts?

  • April Villa says:

    I thought it was used for hair loss

  • Maggie Lugo says:

    What brand do you recommend

  • Fifi Tes says:

    Thank my. Mom has some i was worried want it was so i look it up on YouTube fand you you halp me so thank you

  • Grizza Leng says:

    Value is how to use it properly…

  • Fah-inca Sanon says:

    Can I mixed oregano oil with thyme tea???

  • Gods daughter777 says:

    I have serious mold poisening right now. I started having chest pains, irregular heartbeat, and feelings like congestive heart failure, with feet and legs.

  • 1Tico says:

    Should 3 to 4 drops in mouth with no carrier be fine or should I use olive oil(carrier) or water and how much? Thank you

  • Anthony Macneil says:

    Been taking it since year and half daily by high potent capsules one a day and will continue daily

  • Alona Crown says:

    Hello can i ask how to use this? Because i feel i have candida problem.. any one here how to use oregno oil thanks a lot?

  • G mailer says:

    Oil of Oregano is oregano essential oil diluted with olive oil. I bought pure oregano essential oil and am trying to figure out how to dilute it to use internally.

  • Olwethu Duze says:

    Can you use Oregano Oil capsules whilst breastfeeding?

  • K F says:

    It also repels & even kills crawling pests: roaches, ants, spiders, mice. I even found a dead scorpion in my laundry room & thats all I'd used.

  • Kate Armstrong says:

    Always mix with coconut or olive oil..

  • Seeker says:

    Americans have rightfully rectified some British pronunciation anomalies, but this is first time I have come across an American pronunciation that borders on idiocy. The Brutish British are right. OREGANO should be pronounced as ORI GA NO, not OR EGNO.

  • Agron Avdyli says:

    does anybody know the ratio how to mix with other oil because my bottle says 100% pure oregano

  • Elies Lie says:

    Can oil of oregano use topicaly for skin allergy?

  • Valerie Escabi says:


  • Robert Campbell says:

    I used Oil of Oregano to break the biofilms that protected the Lyme borrellia in my body so that the alcohol based Tincture of Stevia could kill the Lyme Disease I had last Fall. Once the biofilms were gone, the tincture of Stevia worked completely in two months. I still take two capsules of Oil of Oregano twice a week in addition to the Stevia tincture every other day.

  • Rivers_of_Blood Marshal says:

    Why cant you take Oil of Oregano more than 10 days ? Why?

  • Laura Alexe says:

    Can be used in pregnancy?

  • j w says:

    Can you only take the oregano oil caps for 10 days as well? Need to clear up some GI problems causing incontenance.

  • Huey Freeman says:

    Can this help nerve infection

  • Pudding says:

    I hear Oregano oil can cure hsv1&hsv2.

  • Leeann Heather says:

    Dr.Axe, what did you think about taking oregano oil with carvanol?

  • Eric Shields says:

    I had a sore throat and had my wife use a dropper to put a few drops on the back of my throat…. I will never do that again, the burn and smell/taste was HORRIBLE! Almost threw up, wish I would have knew about diluting before lol

  • Nico Kayser says:

    Which time of day would you say is the best time to drink oregano oil? Can you drink it on an empty stomach? First thing in the morning? Before meals?

  • Rosalia Wijaya says:

    Vegetarian better than best

  • Vella Minter says:

    Be careful of the herxheimer reaction

  • Be creative with Naomi says:

    Please Can you make a video about verruca natural cure

  • M Beckford says:

    How about for hair/scalp?

  • Bryn Y says:

    I had weight dropped from 70 kg to 48,nothing helped..I took this my weight now upto 62πŸ‘Œ

  • LowCountryGirl 777 says:

    Dr. Axe and anyone reading.
    This may not sound like a big deal, but to me it was a godsend. I have had a really bad bug for about eight days. This morning I'd had enough. My stomach hurt, I had the worst headache, and my whole body hurt. I never get sick for more than a few hours. I couldn't do anything but sleep and writhe around.( and be helped to the restroom.) I couldn't take care of of home, husband, babies, nor my affairs. Early this evening, I had my husband pick up some great quality organic Oregano Oil. I took one drop with organic coconut oil and raw local clover honey( the latter to dissuade the taste) . I swear that within only a few minutes, the tummy pain stopped. Though I was weary of using the bathroom again( sorry to sound crass), everything came out and my fever, pain, everything… all bad symptoms gone within an hour. Truly s miracle. I will always keep Oregano Oil on hand for multiple reasons. Thank you for your greatly informative video.
    God bless!

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