When fall arrives, alongside of pumpkin spice flavors and apple picking comes something a little less playful: cold and flu season. That means it’s also sore throat season. A sore throat is typically caused by upper respiratory viral infections like the cold or flu. You may experience pain or itchiness, difficulty swallowing, soreness in your neck, a hoarse voice, and more. But can anything be done to combat these symptoms?
The answer is yes. When you use oregano oil for a sore throat, you’ll be giving yourself one of the most powerful natural advantages that’s out there.
Viral infections are tough to combat
Viruses are responsible for some of the toughest diseases to combat. In addition to the common cold or flu, viruses also cause illnesses like pneumonia and coronavirus.
There aren’t treatments for viruses, though certain measures can help prevent them or relieve the symptoms. It’s important to take a proactive approach to help reduce the reasons a virus may spread, too. The basics include washing your hands with soap, avoiding contaminated areas, physical distancing, and coughing or sneezing into a tissue with your mouth and nose fully covered.
Why oregano oil is useful in fighting upper respiratory infections
In addition to those basic measures, oregano oil is incredibly useful when dealing with viral infections. That’s because oregano oil has a high level of carvacrol, which is one of its most important healing components. This abundant phenol has been known to stop or prohibit the growth of around 25 different bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
In fact, more than 800 studies reference carvacrol in PubMed, the world’s top database for scientific evidence-based literature. This fact emphasizes how research supports the capabilities oregano oil offers.
Oregano oil is so powerful, it can fight against fungal infections, parasites, viruses, inflammation, candida, allergies, cancers, and more. Oregano also encourages sweat production as a mode of detox and ingesting it may help your body to get rid of unwanted phlegm in your lungs.
That’s right—oregano oil is a natural defense, not just against a sore throat or viral infection, but against many kinds of health issues.
How to use oregano oil for a sore throat
To take full advantage of the anti-viral activity found in oregano oil, we suggest you use it in the following ways:
- Create a spray by combining 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp. raw honey, 2-3 drops of our Extra Strength Oregano Oil with Peppermint Oil, and enough filtered water to fill a 4-oz spray bottle. Coat the back of your throat when you feel a dry, scratchy feeling. Use it as needed.
- Add a drop of our Extra Strength Oregano Oil to a hot cup of Echinacea tea if you have a scratchy throat or cough. The oil will sooth the discomfort while both the Echinacea and oregano oil boost your immune system.
- Gargle with warm water and a drop of our Extra Strength Oregano Oil with Peppermint Oil to sooth a dry, itchy throat.
- Mix a few drops of oil with a small spoonful of coconut oil, then put it under your tongue until it disappears. Repeat 2-3 times per day until your sore throat goes away.
Why Healthy Health
Healthy Health offers the best oregano oil on the market. Oregano has 40 types of subspecies across the globe, but Healthy Health chooses the top species, Origanum Vulgare, to make our oregano oil.
We steam distill our oil from the flowering leaves of this wild Mediterranean variety of oregano, which is found only in the mountains in Turkey, not far from where our founders grew up. It’s the highest quality of its kind, not just because it’s spicy and full of flavor. But it offers the right mix of components that can improve many of your health issues.
We also want to remind you that while oregano oil has numerous benefits, it should never replace the medical advice of any of your physicians. Please consult with a doctor before use.