What Are The Health Benefits Of Oregano Oil?

Written by:

Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

What are the health benefits of Oregano oil? Some of the health benefits are improving gut health, reduce inflammation, and lowering cholesterol. Oregano oil is a fragrant herb commonly used in Italian food. Some of the antibiotic compounds of oregano are phenols, terpenes and terpenoids.

Studies have shown that oregano oil can help lower cholesterol levels. There was a study on 48 people who had mild cholesterol levels.  32 participants were given 0.85 ounces of oregano in distilled water after each meal. After 90 days the oregano group had lower cholesterol levels compared to those who were not given oregano in distilled water.

What are the health benefits of Oregano oil. photo credit: iStock-bdspn

Test tube studies have shown that oregano essential oil is effective against Candida which is one of the most common causes of yeast infections.

There are studies that have shown that oregano oil can improve gut health. A study showed that giving 600 mg of oregano oil to a group that had gut issues due to a parasite infection.  And after that treatment of oregano oil for 6 weeks they showed a reduction in gut symptoms and parasites.

This study as well as other studies reveal that oregano oil can kill parasites and improve a leaky gut syndrome. Studies have also shown that oregano oil can improve pain in mice and rats. A study showed that oregano oil has helped relieve pain in mice and rats similar to those of commonly used painkillers such as fenoprofen and morphine.

Oregano oil is available in pill or capsule form and can be taken orally. And it is not generally recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you decide to take oregano supplements it is best to look at the back of the package to get proper advice on how to use it.

“Some of the health benefits of oregano oil are improving gut health, reduce inflammation, and lowering cholesterol.” Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert Obi Obadike

The Bottom Line is taking oregano oil has tremendous health benefits such as improving gut health, improving cholesterol levels, and anti-inflammatory properties.

If you have any interest in trying any of our Ethical Supplement products to help you heighten your immune system or assist you with your fitness, weight loss or health goals.

You can get a discount below at this link. ?utm_source=blog


  1. Force M, Sparks WS, Ronzio RA. Inhibition of enteric parasites by emulsified oil of oregano in vivo. Phytother Res. 2000 May;14(3):213-4. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1099-1573(200005)14:3<213::aid-ptr583>;2-u. PMID: 10815019.
  2. Zou Y, Xiang Q, Wang J, Peng J, Wei H. Oregano Essential Oil Improves Intestinal Morphology and Expression of Tight Junction Proteins Associated with Modulation of Selected Intestinal Bacteria and Immune Status in a Pig Model. Biomed Res Int. 2016;2016:5436738. doi: 10.1155/2016/5436738. Epub 2016 May 29. PMID: 27314026; PMCID: PMC4903144.
  3. Manolakaki D, Velmahos G, Kourkoumpetis T, Chang Y, Alam HB, De Moya MM, Mylonakis E. Candida infection and colonization among trauma patients. Virulence. 2010 Sep-Oct;1(5):367-75. doi: 10.4161/viru.1.5.12796. PMID: 21178472.
  4. Cleff MB, Meinerz AR, Xavier M, Schuch LF, Schuch LF, Araújo Meireles MC, Alves Rodrigues MR, de Mello JR. In vitro activity of origanum vulgare essential oil against candida species. Braz J Microbiol. 2010 Jan;41(1):116-23. doi: 10.1590/S1517-838220100001000018. Epub 2010 Mar 1. PMID: 24031471; PMCID: PMC3768597.
  5. Ozdemir B, Ekbul A, Topal NB, Sarandöl E, Sağ S, Başer KH, Cordan J, Güllülü S, Tuncel E, Baran I, Aydinlar A. Effects of Origanum onites on endothelial function and serum biochemical markers in hyperlipidaemic patients. J Int Med Res. 2008 Nov-Dec;36(6):1326-34. doi: 10.1177/147323000803600621. PMID: 19094443.
  6. Preuss HG, Echard B, Dadgar A, Talpur N, Manohar V, Enig M, Bagchi D, Ingram C. Effects of Essential Oils and Monolaurin on Staphylococcus aureus: In Vitro and In Vivo Studies. Toxicol Mech Methods. 2005;15(4):279-85. doi: 10.1080/15376520590968833. PMID: 20021093.
  7. 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.
  8. Bakota EL, Winkler-Moser JK, Berhow MA, Eller FJ, Vaughn SF. Antioxidant activity and sensory evaluation of a rosmarinic acid-enriched extract of Salvia officinalis. J Food Sci. 2015 Apr;80(4):C711-7. doi: 10.1111/1750-3841.12837. Epub 2015 Mar 21. PMID: 25808312.

More great content you may like

Health & Wellness
Obi Obadike

What Are The Benefits Of Coffee?

What are the benefits of coffee? One of the main benefits of coffee is it will increase your energy levels and decrease fatigue temporarily. And

Read More »

More great content you may like

Before you finish your last lap...

Don’t miss any of our great newsletters.