Oregano oil is an essential oil made from the oregano plant that is purported to have healing properties. Its also potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, and cancer-suppressor agents.Oregano essential oil is also a natural way to repel insects.
Be sure not to take too much oregano oil, as it is very potent. It is best to use it sparingly under the guidance of a healthcare practitioner.
There is significant risk of burning internal tissue if a person takes the oil orally. Always follow the manufacturer's guidelines.
Do not use oregano oil on children or infants. Pregnant or breastfeeding women and people with diabetes should also refrain from using it.
Oregano oil can interfere with some medications, including lithium and diuretics. Also, it is possible to be allergic to the oil.