Oil of Oregano - the Natural Alternative to Soolantra
According to dermatologists, type 2 rosacea is the easiest rosacea to treat. But all of you type 2’s might beg to differ!
To treat type 2, dermatologists and GP’s usually prescribe antibiotics. This can be in the form of a topical gel, which is applied directly to the skin. If the case is more severe, oral antibiotics are prescribed.
But are there any alternatives to antibiotics? Here at finca skin organics, we spend a lot of our time researching the latest products and poring over the ingredients in detail. We do this to see if we can find a natural ingredient which will do the exact same thing. One such example is oil of Oregano.
Oil of Oregano
The Oregano herb is well known for its fragrance and flavour, but few people realise that it can also be made into a herbal oil with a long list of benefits. Here’s some of the things oil of Oregano can reportedly help with:
- Allergies, Anti fungal properties, Antioxidant powers, Arthritis, Rheumatism, Athletes foot, Bacterial infections and parasites, Bee stings, insect bites and venomous bites, boosts immune system, Dandruff, Diaper Rash, Cradle Cap, Rosacea etc.
Researchers in Turkey have found that it has ability as an anti-inflammatory, due to the carvacrol produced by the oil (Silva FV, 2016). The oil is rich in vitamins and minerals, and also purifies the blood. It can be taken orally or applied topically (directly on the skin) for immediate relief from irritations.
If you want information on a condition, very often the best people to ask are those who have the condition. We spend lots of time here looking at the online rosacea forums where sufferers are trying herbal remedies and posting pictures of their successes (or failures).
Many contributors find that taking antibiotics for 2-3 weeks, then Oregano Oil for 2 weeks worked very well in helping avoid long term reliance on antibiotics. As it is an all natural product, the risk of unwanted side effects significantly decreases.
All you have to do is Google ‘Oregano oil for skin reviews’ and there you will see pages of people raving about it. Members of acne.org rated Oil of Oregano an average of 4.7/5 and 94% of members would recommend it to a friend. With these kinds of statistics I believe it’s definitely worth a try!
If you are interested in trying natural alternatives to prescription medicines, you might be interested in our new serum for type 2 rosacea. It's packed full of anti-inflammatories and demodex mite removing ingredients. These include Oil of Oregano, Tea Tree Oil, Green Tea Oil and Licorice Root Extract. If you would like to find out more, visit www.rosacea.ie/products/rosacea-sub-type-2-serum/
Word of caution – because it is very potent herb: 1. Avoid when pregnant. 2.Not recommended for use on infants or children.
That’s it for now – as always I hope I haven’t been too long or too short & I hope this information will be of use to you.