Thursday, February 11, 2010
Oil of Oregano
Scientifically speaking, there appears to be no clinical trials supporting the notion that oil of oregano really does prevent sinusitis and/or allergies. Which probably explains why I cannot find any 'scientific' evidence promoting it for this particular use. Thank goodness I found this statement before becoming too frustrated with the lack of information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/oil-of-oregano/AN01195 There are a few smaller studies that have shown that it may be used as an antibacterial, but as one source stated, if you "pour a pile of salt, lime juice, Cointreau, or tequila on a petri dish, it will likely kill most bacteria too." Since I am not a pharmacist or herbalist, I recommend reading these articles in order to learn more and become an informed consumer. While there may not be much science to back up it's use, I'll let you know if I feel any different over the next couple days.