How to Help Rid Foot Fungus with Oregano Oil
Oil of Wild Oregano is an effective fungus killer, whether it’s candida infections, the deadly mould that causes the disease pythiosis or even foot or nail fungus.
In this article we will be focusing on foot fungus, and how Oil of Wild Oregano can help you feel confident again, just in time for holiday beach weather!
Toenail fungus or Onychomycosis, is a fairly common problem, yet the condition can be difficult to treat as internal antifungals cannot reach the root of the issue. The body’s blood supply is set relatively apart from toenails hence internal medicines are not very effective in reaching the affected area 1.
What is Toenail Fungus
Toenail fungus can be caused by a number of factors such as trauma to the nail, poor hygiene and an abnormal skin pH level intensified by a weak immune system 2. Feet and toenails are the perfect environment for the fungal organism which thrives in warm, and damp environments 3. The infection usually starts off as a white or yellow spot under the tip of the nail. Then as the fungus reproduces and goes deeper, discoloration and thickening of your nail may occur and even crumbling at the edge of the nail. The nail can become dark, dull and very fragile and can give off an unpleasant smell 4. This infection when left untreated is not just painful but also very unsightly 2.
How can Oil of Wild Oregano help?
Oil of Wild Oregano contains Carvacrol which has great antifungal properties. There are many other constituents that work synergistically together to help with healing and fighting off the fungus. Many studies have proven the potency of Oregano Oil against toenail fungus. The Department of Horticulture and National Food Safety and Toxicity Centre at the Michigan State University demonstrated that Carvacrol has very effective antifungal properties 5. It has also been shown that in comparison with other antifungal essential oils such as thyme and sage, oregano oil displayed the highest and broadest antifungal activity 6.
How to use Oil of Wild Oregano for Toenail Fungus
Consistency and persistence is key to ridding oneself of toenail fungus. Natural treatments such as Oil of Wild Oregano are not going to be a miraculous cure for an overnight fix, it can take up to 4 months. So keep at it and don’t give up!
Apply to the affected toenail a couple of drops (2-3) of Solutions4Health certified organic Oil of Wild Oregano which is already diluted with a carrier oil, certified organic extra virgin olive oil.
You can also consider taking a daily does of one of Solutions4Health’s Vegicaps of Oil of Wild Oregano to help maintain a healthy immune system to fight off these infections 7.
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2 Daenterpri, Toenail Fungus and Oregano Oil. Oregano Oil Health Benefits. Viewed at: http://oreganooilhealthbenefits.com/toenail-fungus-and-oregano-oil/
3 Lee K. Complete Guide to Using Oil of Oregano for Toenail Fungus. Healthy oil planet. 2006. Viewed at: https://www.healthy-oil-planet.com/oil-oregano-toenail-fungus.html
4 Kulić P. Nail Fungus (Onychomycosis) – How to Cure it in a Natural Way? Krenizdravo. 2017; viewed at: https://www.krenizdravo.com/en/health/diseases-and-conditions/nail-fungus-onychomycosis-how-to-cure-it-in-a-natural-way
5 Ramesewak R.S., Nair M. G., Stommel M., and Selanders L. In vitro antagonistic activity of monoterpenes and their mictures against ‘toe nail fungus’ pathogens. Phytotherapy Research. 2003; 17(4): 376-379.
6 Sokovic M., Tzakou O., Pitarokili D., and Couladis M. Antifungl activities of selected aromatic plants growing wild in Greece. Nahrung. 2002; 46(5): 317-320.
7 Each Solutions4Health Vegicap contains 100mg of Origanum Vulgare essential oil