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Did you know that pneumonia is the number one killer in children under five years and the world’s sixth leading killer in adults? And the numbers were higher before the discovery of antibiotics.
Pneumonia is caused by inflammation in the lungs and or bacterial, viral or fungal infections. Even though antibiotics can treat this condition, they don’t work for most people since their bodies have become drug resistant. So before you use an antibiotic make sure you get tested for its sensitivity.
I may also note that continued use of antibiotics has negative side effects. For instance, antibiotics can damage the good gut bacteria and consequently weaken the immune system.
The good thing is that studies show that you can use herbs to improve respiratory health. And oregano oil has proven to have strong antimicrobial effects.
Oregano essential oil for better respiratory health
Oregano oil has been used for many years for medicinal purposes. It is rich in iron, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, manganese, B vitamins, and vitamin K.
Research shows that oregano essential oil has strong antibacterial properties and can also strengthen immune system, improve bone and heart health.
In one study researchers wanted to know the effects of oregano oil on a pathogen (Staphylococcus aureus) which resists antibiotics. In fact, this bacteria has been linked to numerous infectious diseases.
The researchers discovered that oregano oil was as effective as regular antibiotics in preventing the growth of this pathogen.
Another Greek study also proved the potent antibacterial properties of oregano oil. It found that oregano oil can hinder growth of pathogenic bacteria even when it’s diluted.
Frankly, there are more studies that prove oregano oil’s effectiveness at killing bacteria. So let’s look into how you can use it.
How to use oregano oil
Always take oregano oil in diluted form since it’s very strong. Adding 3 drops to a glass of water, once a day can help prevent pneumonia, fight colds, and strengthen your immune system.
Add it to drinking water 5 times a week. But realize that you may still need antibiotics if you have serious infections. Remember to always consult a doctor before using herbal treatment.