Hey guys, Axe here, of FunctionalMedicine and founder of DrAxe . Today I want to share with you the many benefits oforegano oil and the many uses of oil of oregano. Oregano oil has been used for over 2,500 yearsand has 4 really unique specific benefits. Number one, it's antifungal. Number two,it's antibacterial. Number three, it's an antiparasite and antiviral, and number four,it's an antioxidant. So let me talk about, specifically, how youcan use these in fighting infections and naturally healing your body. The number one way oilof oregano is used today is to treat funguses and candida. For a lot of us, it's very easyto develop things like candida in your body.
If you ever have too much, like a white coaton your tongue, or if you commonly are getting different types of infections, it could becaused 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 antifungal. Quick side note, my mom, after going throughchemotherapy years and years ago, came down with a toenail fungus and had chronic yeastissues. For 10 years she had a toenail fungus, and we started using oil of oregano on hertoenail fungus every day. After two months, it was completely gone. She had used differentcreams. 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 morethan 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 oreganofor is to kill off bacteria. If you ever come down with a common cold or flu, this actsvery, very quickly at killing off bad bacteria and viruses within your system. In fact, therewas 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 causeyou 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 oreganois an antiparasitic as well, so it kills off parasites. Number four way to use and benefit from usingoregano oil is its powerful antioxidant properties. In fact, it's one of the top 10 antioxidantherbs 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 cleansefor 10 days, but you can diffuse it around your home. You can make it as part of a personalcare product. In fact, you can make homemade mouthwash with oregano oil, and it helps cleanyour teeth and helps fight gingivitis and bad breath. So again, there are many benefitsand uses here of oregano oil. Make sure when you're buying oregano oil thatyou buy from a very high quality brand. Again, oil of oregano is beneficial because it'santifungal, it's antiviral, it's antiparasitic. 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, andit may be an effective natural treatment against different types of cancer. So guys, this has been Axe recommendingyou add oregano oil or make it part of your healthy natural medicine cabinet. If you want to learn more about essentialoils, make sure you subscribe to our YouTube page. I'm always putting out new tutorials onthe many benefits of herbs, vitamins, minerals, superfoods and essential oils.