Best Natural Cold Cure: Joy of the Mountains Oil of Oregano

When the seasons start changing I usually feel cold symptoms coming on. But they tend to stay at bay because of my love (and hate) of Oil of Oregano. This immune boosting miracle oil has prevented and healed sickness for me on numerous occasions. And the best part is that it is completely natural.

What is Oil of Oregano Good For?

Essentially Oil of Oregano discourages the growth of harmful microrganisms, parasites, and viruses.  It also is great for candida, muscle pain, joint pain, infections, digestive health and inflammation. It can be used both internally and topically.

Best Brand of Oil of Oregano?

My favourite is brand  Joy of the Mountains Oil of Oregano which is composed of certified organic, freshly distilled and pure oregano oil. You can grab a 30 ml bottle for around $29 CAD in your local health food store, but don’t be afraid by the price – this should last you a while. What you may be afraid of is the taste. When you first try it, test with 3-4 drops under your tongue. Swallow slowly and be prepared for some sensation in the back of your throat. This is normal. I like to think of the feeling as though it is actively killing germs.

Where to Buy:

Natural health food stores

Planet Organic, Capers, Whole Foods

Alive Health Centers


Get well soon!



As a note, a few cautions:

  • Though oregano oil is natural, it is still wise to consult your health care practitioner before using it and to determine correct dosages

  • If you have an allergy to any herbs in the mint family, which includes thyme, basil, mint, and sage, you may also have a sensitivity to oil of oregano

  • If with topical use you notice any irritation, discontinue use