It's that time of year where it seems like everyone and their mothers are sick with the flu, a cold, or whatever is going around. While it seems like the flu gets worse every single year, that doesn't have to be the case for you. There is one product I absolutely swear by when it comes to getting sick, and it works 98% of the time. Are you ready to change your life?!
I'm sure you've heard of oil of oregano before. Yes, it's an herb. It comes from the oregano herb but there are 40 different species of the plant. This natural and holistic way of preventing yourself from getting the flu is super easy to get, and it's really not that difficult to take minus the flavour. It's perfect to carry about with you during the wintertime.
I am 100% that person that would rather try the natural way before turning to medicine. With oil of oregano, it's best to take it when you feel like something is coming on, but also taking it as a prevention every single day is totally fine as well. If I feel a little tickle in my throat, I run and grab my oregano oil. Or if everyone around me is sick, it's by my side 24/7.
So what is oil of oregano? Well, first off, it has antibacterial, antivirus, antifungus, antitumor, anti-inflammation, and antiparasitic properties. It was first recognized in ancient Greece where they would use it to treat bacterial infections on the skin. It's a natural remedy against so many things, but most people use it in the winter time to really get the benefits so they're not catching the flu. It kills off all the bad bacteria in the air, as well as in your body when consumed. No, oregano oil does not taste nice. It tastes like oregano, but if you can swallow it down, you'll be good to go.
Seriously, it's crazy how many benefits oil of oregano has. From promoting digestion, to a natural painkiller, to getting rid of any inflammation, it's a lifesaver if you're trying to ward off the flu naturally. You can put it into your essential oil diffuser and have it set into the air, or you can do it as I do and put 5-6 drops under your tongue and swish it around then swallow. I do this a few times a day if I feel anything coming on.
Not only do I swear by this product, but I recommend it to all of my family and friends. You can combine this with a probiotic to really make sure your gut is healthy, since 70% of your immune system is in your gut. This amazing immune booster can be found at any health foods store, but make sure it's the pure kind. When everyone is sick around you, take a few drops of this and watch yourself not get sick. It's that powerful.
Of course, as with anything, it's best to check with your doctor before consuming this product. However, with all the properties it has, there shouldn't be a reason why you shouldn't take this product. If you don't care for the smell, you can also mix it with eucalyptus oil which will really clear up your sinuses.