Oil of Wild Oregano is a treasured gift from nature. For centuries its potent properties have aided many, from gastrointestinal issues to topical application to aid in cuts and scrapes. Not much has changed from then till now, Oil of Wild Oregano is still widely used today for the same things! Only difference now is it is much more readily available for use, there isn’t the need to scale mountains and handpick the plants to then steam distil them yourself. It’s all conveniently done for you. Same benefits none of the hassle. 

Preparing Oil of Wild Oregano for Use

It’s important to remember that not all Oregano Oil’s are made the same. Solutions4Health products is not just a supplier of essential oils; Solutions4Health products are nutraceutical products that contain emulsified essential oils. 
The essential oil of Wild Oregano in its pure form is very potent and carries risks when handled by the consumer in its pure form. When using it in this form, the consumer MUST be cautioned, and directed with clear instructions to achieve appropriate dilution, so as to ensure a correct and appropriate dose is consumed.
This is the case whether it's being used for internal or external consumption.
Consumers can rest easy with Solutions4Health's Oil of Wild Oregano. It is emulsified in a carrier oil at ratios that achieve appropriate dilution, ready for immediate internal or external use.
We do not wish to leave the consumer with the responsibility of preparing the oil for use.

Incorporating Oil of Wild Oregano into Your Life


Due to our formulation Solutions4Health products can be taken daily without the need for a break.
You are able to take it orally in a glass of juice or water first thing in the morning to get your day started, or some may opt to take it with or after food depending on what suits their stomach as it is considered a hot oil so it may be a little harsh on empty stomachs for sensitive people.
Oil of Wild Oregano is considered a “hot” essential oil. Oil of Wild oregano oil feels “spicy hot” when you swallow it (or when it touches any mucous membrane).
The spicy hot feeling is normal and is a typical characteristic of the oil. The burning sensation will pass. If the “spice” is a bit too much we offer the exact same formula in a Vegicap. Simply take one capsule a day. It is important to remember however that not all oils are created for internal use, as we said above, Solutions4Health products are already emulsified in carrier oils in appropriate ratios to enable for immediate internal and external use.



You may also apply the oil topically as needed. For anti-inflammatory needs, apply the oil topically to the effected area and re-apply throughout the day as needed. When using it for cuts and scrapes be aware that it is “hot oil” so it will sting when applied – much like other antiseptics.


Practitioners Dosage

However, for a specific health issue, various practitioners may recommend higher dosages than that recommended on our labelling as a general health tonic. If you use Oil of Wild Oregano at a therapeutic dose (recommended by a health practitioner) to treat a particular illness for an extended period of time, then a break and a good probiotic may be beneficial.
As you might already know, traditional antibiotics are focused on killing bacteria. The same applies with Oil of Wild Oregano. You might actually get some bacterial die off (Herxheimer reaction). You can have some die off of those bacteria, such that you are likely to feel worse before you feel better.
However, when you are using it as a general health tonic, you can take minimal dosages in accordance with the directions on our labelling, such as one capsule a day or 1-5 drops 3 times a day. When you take the product daily as per the dosage recommendation on the label, we do not see the need for a break and the gut flora is maintained as long as it is paired with a healthy diet.

Other Ways to Incorporate Oil of Wild Oregano

Beyond internal and external uses, Oil of Wild Oregano can be used in an oil lamp. Diffusing the smell as an aromatherapy use. As good as it may smell to us, insects are not too fond of the pizza aroma; studies have shown the repellent activity of Origanum vulgare against insects such as mosquitoes, flies and beetles 1,2,3. Its antimicrobial properties make it an excellent addition to homemade mouthwashes or toothpaste, contributing to oral hygiene. As you may know by now it is very potent, which can make for a great added component to many dishes, spice up your dips or add strong flavours to your favourite meals. Only a few drops are needed!

When to Use it Externally or Take Internally?

Gastrointestinal Issues

Taking Oil of Wild Oregano internally is the way to go! Its beneficial effects are attributed to its primary constituents carvacrol and thymol, which have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. These components can help alleviate gastrointestinal discomfort by reducing inflammation, inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria, and possibly aiding digestion. 5

Superficial Fungal Infections

External fungal infections are complex and can be fought from both inside and out. The constituents that make up Oregano have a low molecular weight, this is what helps it penetrate into the skin to find the fungi.4 Taking the oil orally allows Oregano to fight it from the inside out. The compounds in oregano that give it its antifungal benefits; carvacrol and thymol, are absorbed into the bloodstream through the digestive system. This enables it to travel through the body to where the fungal infection is occurring.

Cuts & Scrapes

Topical is ideal for this situation, target the issue at its source. Studies have shown that Oregano effectively reduces inflammation and aids cell movement in wound healing. Additionally, it was shown that Oregano helped normalize changes in the extracellular matrix important for skin structure. These results suggest Oregano Oils potential in treating skin inflammation and promoting wound healing.6,7

Cold & Flu

Oregano Oil is highly regarded for its effectiveness in combating cold and flu symptoms. To reap the benefits and to reduce the symptoms of the common cold and flu it is recommended to take Oil of Wild Oregano orally. This oil's ability to inhibit viruses is largely attributed to carvacrol, a potent component known for causing damage to the virus's capsid and RNA. It has also been observed to disrupt the fusion between viruses and cells, alongside displaying significant virucidal activity. Numerous studies have consistently highlighted its efficacy, reinforcing its reputation as a reliable cold-fighting natural remedy.8,9,10,11


Inflammation is a major issue, that is very broad and can be a cause for many ailments. This means Oregano can be used either internally or externally. Many studies show that Oregano oil is a great inhibitor of inflammation.12,13,14 When applied topically, oregano oil's compounds penetrate the skin, exerting anti-inflammatory effects directly on areas. When ingested, these compounds are absorbed into the bloodstream, working systemically to reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Another important thing to note is that Oregano oil contains potent antioxidants which can neutralize free radicals in the body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause oxidative stress, leading to inflammation. By combating these free radicals, oregano oil helps reduce overall inflammation.

In conclusion, Oil of Wild Oregano stands as a versatile and powerful natural remedy, deeply rooted in history and embraced in the modern day for its myriad health benefits. Whether used internally for gastrointestinal issues, cold and flu symptoms, or inflammation, or applied externally for fungal infections, cuts, and scrapes, this remarkable oil demonstrates its efficacy. Moreover, its adaptability extends beyond medicinal uses to culinary and aromatherapeutic applications, making it an essential addition to any wellness regimen. Embracing oregano essential oil Australia in daily life not only taps into the wisdom of ancient practices but also leverages the advancements of contemporary health science, offering a holistic approach to health and wellbeing.


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2. Sharififard M, Alizadeh I, Jahanifard E, Wang C, Azemi ME. Chemical Composition and Repellency of Origanum vulgare Essential Oil against Cimex lectularius under Laboratory Conditions. J Arthropod Borne Dis. 2018 Dec 25;12(4):387-397. PMID: 30918908; PMCID: PMC6423461.

3. Alessandra La Pergola, Cristina Restuccia, Edoardo Napoli, Salvatore Bella, Selina Brighina, Agatino Russo & Pompeo Suma (2017) Commercial and wild Sicilian Origanum vulgare essential oils: chemical composition, antimicrobial activity and repellent effects, Journal of Essential Oil Research, 29:6, 451-460, DOI: 10.1080/10412905.2017.1353448

4. Flores, F.C., Beck, R.C.R. & da Silva, C.B. Essential Oils for Treatment for Onychomycosis: A Mini-Review. Mycopathologia 181, 9–15 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11046-015-9957-3

5. Veenstra JP, Johnson JJ. Oregano (Origanum vulgare) extract for food preservation and improvement in gastrointestinal health. Int J Nutr. 2019;3(4):43-52. doi: 10.14302/issn.2379-7835.ijn-19-2703. Epub 2019 Apr 9. PMID: 31080888; PMCID: PMC6508890.

6. Avola, R. et al. (2020) ‘Oregano (Origanum vulgare L.) essential oil provides anti-inflammatory activity and facilitates wound healing in a human keratinocytes cell model’, Food and Chemical Toxicology, 144, p. 111586. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2020.111586.

7. Moslemi, H.R., Tehrani-Sharif, M., Mohammmadpour, S., Makhmalbaf, A., Kafshdouzan, K., Ahadi, T., & Fard, R.M. (2015). Wound healing activity of Origanum vulgare against surgical wounds infected by Staphylococcus aureus in a rat model. Iranian Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 9, 135-142.

8. D.H. Gilling, M. Kitajima, J.R. Torrey, K.R. Bright, Antiviral efficacy and mechanisms of action of oregano essential oil and its primary component carvacrol against murine norovirus, Journal of Applied Microbiology, Volume 116, Issue 5, 1 May 2014, Pages 1149–1163, https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.12453

9. Picoli, T. ., Waller, S. B., Hoffmann, J. F., Peter, C. M., Barcelos, L. da S., Lopes, M. G., Faria, R. O. de ., Cleff, M. B., Hübner, S. de O. ., Lima, M. de and Fischer, G. (2021) “Antiviral and virucidal potential of Origanum vulgare Linn. (oregano) extracts against Bovine alphaherpesvirus 1 (BoHV-1) ”, Research, Society and Development, 10(5), p. e28410514979. doi: 10.33448/rsd-v10i5.14979.

10. Pilau, M.R. et al. (2011) ‘Antiviral activity of the Lippia graveolens (Mexican oregano) essential oil and its main compound carvacrol against human and animal viruses’, Brazilian Journal of Microbiology, 42(4), pp. 1616–1624. doi:10.1590/s1517-83822011000400049.

11. Mediouni, S. et al. (2020) ‘Oregano oil and its principal component, Carvacrol, inhibit HIV-1 fusion into target cells’, Journal of Virology, 94(15). doi:10.1128/jvi.00147-20.

12. Han, X. and Parker, T.L. (2017) ‘Anti-inflammatory, tissue remodeling, immunomodulatory, and anticancer activities of oregano ( Origanum vulgare ) essential oil in a human skin disease model’, Biochimie Open, 4, pp. 73–77. doi:10.1016/j.biopen.2017.02.005.

13. Ocaña-Fuentes, A. et al. (2010) ‘Supercritical fluid extraction of oregano (Origanum vulgare) essentials oils: Anti-inflammatory properties based on cytokine response on THP-1 macrophages’, Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48(6), pp. 1568–1575. doi:10.1016/j.fct.2010.03.026.

14. Silva, F.V. et al. (2012) ‘Anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer activities of Carvacrol, a monoterpene present in the essential oil of oregano’, Journal of Medicinal Food, 15(11), pp. 984–991. doi:10.1089/jmf.2012.0102.

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