How to Use Oregano Oil for Colds?

oregano oil for colds

Cold, cough and flu are something which is very common to see in the winter months. Flu viruses are very stable when they get cold air, and low humidity. This supports the virus particles to stay in the air. As per many experts oil of oregano is one of the best natural products to treat cold. Let us read to know how to use oregano oil for colds.

What Does Oil of Oregano Do for Colds

Oregano oil is known to be one of the best natural solutions when the immune system is attacked by cold virus, flu, or cough? Because of its anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antibacterial, and antioxidant features it helps in fighting cold and flu. The oil contains some potent compounds which can prevent or even treat cold or flu:

  1. Thymol: It is a natural antiseptic. It helps in enhancing the power of immune system and promote natural healing
  2. Beta-caryophyllin: This compound is known for the anti-inflammatory benefits which it offers to the body
  3. Naringin: It enhances the level of antioxidants in oregano oil. It helps in improving the power of oil oregano ability towards fighting cold and flu viruses
  4. Rosmarinic acid: It is an antioxidant. It is also a natural antihistamine which is useful for empowering the body to fight cold and flu

Benefits of Oregano Oil for Cold & Flu

  • If you get the feel that the immune system is already under attack, of flu and cold virus, start using oregano oil. This will help in making the immune system strong.
  • It helps in treating sore throat
  • It helps in treating itchy eyes caused due to severe cold
  • Treats severe headache caused due to severe cold and cough
  • Controls body temperature in case of fever caused due to cold and flu
  • Supports in extracting the accumulated cough inside body
  • Helps in treating problem of running nose caused due to cold and cough
  • Severe sneezing due to flu and cold viruses

1. How to Use Oregano Oil for Colds

Remedy 1: ( Oregano Oil for Colds )

Things you need:

  • Oregano Oil
  • Pillow

Preparation Time: 2 min


  • Add few drops of oregano oil on your pillow before you go to bed Breath the aroma of the oil

How it work: It will help in releasing the pressure of cough on chest

Repetitions: Daily till you are relieved

Best time to Apply: At Night.

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Remedy 2: ( Oregano Oil for Colds )


  • Oregano Oil
  • Any Carrier oil

Preparation Time: 2 mins


  • Mix 1: 3 ratio of oregano oil and any carrier oil
  • Now put some drop of this oil on chest and massage softly

How it works: Aromatic compounds will relieve chest pressure and irritation. Cough-will be out by morning

Repetitions: Daily once till you are relieved

Best time to Apply: Do it before you go to sleep

Tips: Breath slowly to get the effects fast.

To treat cough, oregano oil actually cuts right through the phlegm and the mucus. This will reduce the inflammation developed in the respiratory tracts due to cold and flu viruses. It will support in eliminating the virus or bacteria responsible for causing cough. It will act for stimulating healing process of tissues in neck, back and chest areas of the body.

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