oregano green leaves

We love it for..

Sore Throat, Colds, Flu, Cough

Fresh oregano is a great antibacterial agent. It has phytonutrients (thymol and carvacrol), which fight infections such as staph and strep.

Why We Love It

Oregano is our favorite herb! It is staple on our home and it’s a must-have travel herb essential.

Medicinal Actions*: Oregano and its oil are strongly antiseptic with potent activity against many bacteria and fungi, notably E. coli and Candida strains. It can aid many acute and chronic infections affecting the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts, especially gastroenteritis, dysentery, bronchitis, coughs, and tonsillitis. Both herb and oil inhibit the gut flora (bacteria naturally occurring within the gut) and have an important role to play in gut dysbiosis, a condition where the presence of harmful gut bacteria leads to symptoms such as gas, bloating, and abdominal discomfort. The diluted oil can be applied to toothache or painful joints.

How We Use It

Oregano Oil in Bottle
Oregano Oil Drops
Tea cup with herbs
Medicinal Tea
Herb Diffuser with oregano leaves
Aroma Oil Diffuser
Herb Seasonings in a bowl
Herb Seasonings

Blisspointers Tips

Oregano Drops on Skin with open palms
Oregano is a powerful antibacterial that can be used for topical first aid! We love to use it on our temples for headache, lymph massage, back rubs, bug bites, skin rashes, and unusual bumps. Be careful not to accidentally touch your eyes or any sensitive areas, because it gives a burning sensation!
Aroma Diffuser Essential Oil Drops Clean Air
Adding a few drops of oregano essential oil to your diffuser can help you achieve a good night’s sleep when you’re suffering from asthma, congestion, sinus problems or migraines. It also helps purify the air if someone’s fighting a cold virus in your household. We prefer to use a super strength oregano oil for maximum effect.
women taking Oregano Drops under the tongue
Taking 2-3 drops of diluted wild oregano when you have cold, cough, or flu is so beneficial. But take caution its not for the fainthearted! It is so strong that expect to feel discomfort for the first few seconds, but you’ll get a very satisfying reward of relief afterwards. We do this 3x a day if we are battling some serious cough or cold!

Our Favorite Brands

Oreganol Oregano Oil Bottle Super Strength

Where to Buy in the Philippines

Organic Oil of Oregano
Mary Ruth’s Philippines
Aromavita Oregano Oil
Oregano Powder Seasoning

Healing Recipe

Immunity Tea Recipe blends teacup tea

Immunity Tea

Ingredients: Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Rosemary (Dried herbs)

Directions: Mix in equal parts of the herb and store in an air-tight container. Scoop 1-2 teaspoons. Steep on your boiling water. We like our tea strong, but add your favorite sweetener, preferably honey. Serve while it’s hot. Enjoy!

Learn More About Oregano

Research Resources

Scientific Name Origanum vulgare (Lamiaceae)
DescriptionUpright perennial herb growing to about 32 in (80 cm). Has square red stems, elliptical leaves, and clusters of deep pink flowers.
Constituents Oregano contains a volatile oil (comprising carvacrol, thymol, beta-bisabolene, caryophyllene, linalool, and borneol), tannins, resin, sterols, and flavonoids. Both carvacrol and thymol are antibacterial and antifungal.
Habitat & Cultivation Oregano is native to Europe and naturalized in the Middle East. The plant thrives in chalky soils close to the sea. It is gathered when in flower in summer.
Parts UsedAerial parts, essential oil.
CautionsDo not take as a medicine during pregnancy. 
Source: Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine