Many of you have heard of taking oil of Oregano for colds or the flu. Some people claim they can take it at the first sign of sniffles, and wake up the next morning feeling great. Others take it every day, and claim they’ve been able to avoid the flu all year.
But have you heard of using oil of oregano for migraine? Many people do.
Just three drops under the tongue at the first sign of a migraine attack, and that’s it.
I’ll warn you, it’s pretty strong. And it’s not just the oregano you put on your pizza (although it’s still oregano – you’ll recognize the smell). This is a kind of oregano known as origanum vulgare.
Two of the key ingredients occurring naturally in this type of oil of oregano are carvacrol and thymol. We don’t know exactly why oregano seems to work for some people, though we do know it has anti-inflammatory properties.
If you want to give it a try, make sure you get a reputable brand with 70% standardized carvacrol. A good option is Source Naturals Oil of Oregano (it’s also available in capsules, but for migraine you want the liquid to drop under your tongue).
As well as being well known as being an anti-inflammatory, oregano is being studied for its antiviral and antibacterial properties, and for such diverse issues as metabolic syndrome, colon cancer and respiratory illness. It is a powerful herb packed with health benefits, and I’m sure we’ll see more studies on it as time goes by.
I have some friends who have found oil of oregano helpful as a migraine killer. Have you tried it? Leave a comment!