There is some strong evidence that oil of oregano has anti-viral and immune boosting effects, especially with regards to respiratory illness.
Carvacrol, a compound in oil of oregano, was shown to be more effective against certain viruses on its own while oregano oil as a whole was more effective against respiratory viruses, such as flu viruses. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5260481/)
Supplementation can be in capsule or tincture - make sure if you opt for the oil in tincture form that you are not trying to consume Oregano Oil that has not been tinctured (meaning mixed with alcohol or other oils to dilute the strength). You can burn your esophagus badly!
Oil of Oregano is VERY STRONG and can be unpalatable to some, so here is a great recipe that allows for full benefit without the horrible taste. Now, this shooter is not something sweet and crave-able - but it is definitely going to give your immunity a kick in the pants!
1 lemon, peeled and seeded
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 an apple. peeled and cored
1 inch knob of ginger, peeled
2 tsp honey
3 drops pure oil of oregano
1 pinch cayenne pepper
Put all ingredients, except cayenne and apple slices in a blender and process until smooth.
Serve in a shot glass garnished with a sprinkle of cayenne
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