It's anti-viral, anti-bacterial and immune stimulating properties make it effective for many pathogenic infections. Because it is high in phenols, as is thyme, clove, basil, melaleuca, and peppermint essential oils, it cleanses receptor sites and combats free radicals as well.
Oregano is also very potent when used for respiratory ailments, such as colds, flu, sore throat, asthma and bronchitis. It helps to relieve congestion, loosen mucus, and quiet coughs. Either applying it topically (diluted with another oil) on the chest or bottoms of the feet, or diffusing it, offers you excellent benefits.*
For an intestinal infection or digestive problems, oregano oil can be diluted and ingested.*
Oregano oil can be diffused for its antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties, to clear the air of pathogens, or used as a mouthwash and gargle for sore throats (obviously not in SMA children). Dilute and use for oil-pulling to treat a mouth infection.
Oregano oil can be used very effectively for fungus and athlete's foot. Simply dilute to 50% or more with a carrier oil, such as coconut, and apply topically. Be very careful when using it topically. I accidently got it on my face and it gave me chemical peel like results. It is very painful so please dilute!
Check out Swanson's vitamins, Mountain Rose Herbs, Native American Nutritionals or your local health food store.