This ointment is very simple to prepare at home and it’s extremely useful to have at hand. The medicinal properties of the 2 plants used for this recipe are infused in the olive oil and then absorbed into the body, through the skin.
Oregano and Eucalyptus Ointment – Recipe
– 3 cups of olive or coconut oil
– 1 ½ cup of oregano
– 1 ½ cup of beeswax
– 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oil
Mix the oregano with the olive oil and keep this mixture in bain-marie for 30 – 60 minutes. Maintain them on low heat so as to not burn the plants. Strain the liquid to extract all the oil and then put it in another bain-marie recipient and this time add the beeswax. Mix this solution until the wax is completely melted. Pour the mixture in glass jars and, after they are cooled down, you can add the eucalyptus oil. If you can’t get any oregano, you can get oregano oil from the healthy food stores and use 4 cups.
This powerful ointment can be used for colds, the flu, lung conditions or infections. Apply it on the chest, neck, temples or soles while gently rubbing the skin.
Effects and Benefits
Some scientific research suggests that the oregano oil has anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-inflammatory properties. The active compound in the oregano is responsible for killing the bacteria and boosting the immune system, helping it fight against viruses, parasites and fungi. Oregano can be used for the following conditions:
– Muscle pains
– Acne and dandruff
– Menstrual cramps
– Bug bites
– Headaches, toothaches and otalgia
– Heart diseases
– Intestinal parasites
Eucalyptus also has anti-bacterial, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties. The eucalyptus essential oil is used to ease the cold symptoms (runny nose, cough etc.), bronchitis, skin wounds, fungal infections and fever.
Eucalyptus essential oil will stimulate and enhance the immune system and will help treat the following diseases:
– Wounds and burns