If you’re an adult, you’ve probably had an experience with the uncomfortable burning sensation you feel from acid reflux. Maybe you ate a burrito with spicy peppers that just won’t give you relief. Perhaps you’re pregnant and see no end of acid reflux in sight. Or maybe you’re eating too late at night, and you end up paying for it with pain and discomfort. Is acid reflux something you’re learning to live with?
A survey by Cedars-Sanai reports that acid reflux causes more than a third of adults in the United States problems every week. With numbers that high, you may want to consider a more proactive way of dealing with the issue. The great news is taking oregano oil for acid reflux is one of the most natural ways you can help yourself.
What is acid reflux?
Acid reflux is caused by a backwash of stomach acid that flows from your stomach into your esophagus, which is the tube connects your mouth and stomach. The reason it happens is the valve at the end of your esophagus doesn’t close properly. Keep in mind that some cases of acid reflux are completely normal. However, when it becomes a regular problem, it’s known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and it can cause numerous symptoms like constant heartburn and chest pain.
Some people may be more at risk of chronic acid reflux. People who are overweight, pregnant, or who smoke might be more likely to struggle with acid reflux. There are also steps you can take to help prevent acid reflux. Taking oregano oil for acid reflux may be one of the most effective ways you can reduce symptoms.
What makes oregano oil effective for acid reflux?
Oregano oil is packed with active compounds that fight problems within your digestive system. While some foods cause problems with acid reflux, oregano is loaded with carvacrol, thymol, and other agents that provide your body with anti-allergy, antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial activities, as well as so much more.
For starters, the carvacrol found in oregano oil is known to neutralize bacteria and parasites, and can combat digestive issues like diarrhea, intestinal gas, and even acid reflux. Carvacrol has been known to slow or completely stop the growth of nearly 25 different types of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. It has even been known to kill yeast in the gut.
Meanwhile, thymol, the photochemical found in oregano, offers an antimicrobial and antifungal properties. Thymol is also known to improve your digestive system. It is known to relax the muscles of your digestive tract, boost its efficiency, and help decrease GERD and acid reflux.
In short, oregano oil is filled with natural properties that will help you combat the problems you may be experiencing from acid reflux.
The Healthy Health difference
You don’t want to trust just any oregano oil. Healthy Health oregano oil is a world-class product that’s all-natural, organic, and safe to use for every day. It is 100% organic and ECO-certified Food Grade oil, and because it’s grown in the remote mountains of Turkey, it’s free of pollution.
Our wild oregano is rich in a long list of minerals that includes calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, and manganese. Vitamins C and A (beta carotene) and niacin also are contained in oregano. Judging from its mineral content alone, it is not hard to figure out why oregano is such a valuable commodity.
Most importantly, our oil comes from the flowering leaves of Turkey’s true Oreganum Vulgare species of oregano. These leaves are picked when the plant is highest in essential oils. We then extract the natural oils of this wild oregano through a natural steam distillation process. You’ll get all the plant’s active ingredients—including all those vitamins and minerals, as well as the powerful carvacrol and thymol—ensuring you truly benefit from it.
How to take oregano oil for acid reflux
If you tend to struggle with acid reflux, consider the following to help reduce its effects.
- Add three or four drops of Extra Strength Oregano Oil with Peppermint Oil to every bottle of water you drink during the day. Drink this regularly to flush your system.
- For preventative use, mix one to two drops of Super Strength Oregano Oil into your juice daily.
- Put a drop of our Extra Strength Oregano Oil into tomato juice, V8, soups, tomato sauce, stews, and salads, which adds a subtle, yet spicy taste to your soups and salads.
- Before bedtime, drink a cup of warm chamomile or peppermint tea and add a drop of our Extra Strength Oregano Oil with Peppermint Oil to the cup.
The Healthy Health team always recommends you seek the advice of a doctor before use. In fact, pregnant and nursing women should not use oregano oil, and oregano oil may interfere with some medications. Always consult with a physician before including it in your normal healthcare routine.