What's the Best Way to Take Oregano Oil?
by Joline Buscemi
You may be accustomed to ingesting oregano in your pasta sauce or Greek dishes, but in order to get the maximum amount of medicinal power, there’s a better way to take it.
While eating herbs is always a healthy way to consume nutrients, Hyssop Health’s innovative process of encapsulating the molecules of origanum vulgare into a highly effective and tolerable supplement means you get the best of its antiviral and antibacterial properties in an easy-to-take formula.
Hyssop Health has developed two products for taking oregano oil: a sublingual liquid supplement and a homeopathic OTC nasal spray.
Hyssop Health isn’t the first to offer an oregano oil product that can be safely consumed, but it’s the first to incorporate nano-encapsulated ingredients that make its supplement more effective and easier to use, with fewer side effects. Typically, oregano oil supplements are offered as capsules that are swallowed whole. While these aren’t entirely without their benefits, this method means that the oil is subjected to stomach acid, where some of the oil is destroyed. And for some people, the strength of oregano oil when taken orally leaves them with gastrointestinal distress.
Instead, the Hyssop Health liquid supplement is absorbed directly into the lymphatic and systemic circulation systems sublingually, via the buccal membrane (aka, under the tongue and through the cheeks). This is the ideal method of taking oregano oil because it bypasses the gut (which means you don’t have to worry about an upset stomach) and more of the product is taken up by the body and into the lymphatic system, where it can provide support to the immune system. Like most all active ingredients, absorption through sublingual use is proven to be 3-10 times greater than oral use, such as a pill. The liquid supplement is sprayed into the mouth, and it can be taken multiple times a day, up to three separate times, for up to six sprays daily.
While the liquid supplement targets the body and its immune system as a whole, the second product, the nasal spray, is especially targeted to sinus and allergy issues. It’s reformulated to be ideal for nasal use — it’s slightly less strong than the liquid supplement in order to increase tolerability, but it remains just as effective for congestion, sinus pressure, and stuffy noses. By delivering oregano oil directly to the sinuses instead of taking it internally, it can relieve many of the annoying symptoms that come along with illnesses and allergies. Unlike some sinus sprays from the drugstore, the oregano oil nasal spray is non-habit-forming. It can be used up to four times daily, with one or two sprays in each nostril per use.
Oil of oregano offers a new (but ancient!) way to treat sinus issues and boost the immune system. While the herb is powerful enough to treat a wide range of problems, our targeted solutions are specifically designed to treat our bodies internally — either directly into the lymphatic system or into the sinuses.