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A brief summary from http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_..._32/ai_91563260 about it:

Carvacrol is the primary component in oregano oil. Research suggests that oxygen molecules in it react with water in your body to create heat that kills germs by dehydrating them.


Preliminary research for oregano oil supports its use for infections. Several test-tube studies have shown that oregano oil can inhibit or destroy many strains of bacteria, fungi, and parasites. A handful of human and animal studies, sponsored by an oregano oil manufacturer, have found similar results.

In an abstract in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition that appeared last year, 18 mice were injected with the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. Three of the six mice that received oregano oil orally survived the infection, while two of the six mice that received the antibiotic vancomycin did. All six of the mice that received no treatment died within three days.

Anyways, I ran out of tea tree oil a few days ago and though I've been using oregano occassionally in the past, I never used it long enough to see if it was helping that much. I'm gonna start adding a few drops of it to my moisturizer (jojoba oil) daily, and spot treat using some of it, diluted. Oregano oil will iritate your skin if left undiluted as it is VERY potent.

Has anyone else had any experience with it before?

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