Post Nasal Drip and Oregano Oil
Post nasal drip is best described as the backward flow of mucus down the back of the throat. It occurs when the
mucus thickens and drips down. This condition can be caused by various things, such as a persistent cold,
allergies, inhaling smoke, sinus infection and pollutants in your surroundings. PND is one of the early signs
of respiratory problems.
Normally, your nose and throat glands produce around 1 to 2 quarts of mucus a day. You unconsciously swallow
this. When the amount of mucus exceeds 2 quarts a day, post nasal drip starts. The excess mucus drips down the
back of your throat, carrying with it the trapped germs and bacteria. Your throat will be irritated as well as your
entire system. The natural reaction of your body is to produce more mucus to restore balance to your system.
This cycle goes on until it is treated.
Symptoms of Post Nasal Drip
Here are some of the usual signs of this condition:
• Persistent cough
• Sore throat
• Hawking up of thick mucus or phlegm
• Mucus stuck at the back of throat
• Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
• Hoarse voice
• Sleep apnea and snoring
• Constant urge to blow nose
The Usual Treatments for Post Nasal Drip
The usual thing done to treat post nasal drip is to
give the patient lots of water to drink. This is to stimulate the flow of mucus and to prevent it from getting
thick and stagnant. Sometimes a saline solution is added to irrigate the nasal passages. If PND is diagnosed as
related to a sinus problem, antibiotics are administered. In some cases, medications for allergy can relieve
Oregano Oil – A Powerful Alternative
There is a much better way of treating post nasal drip and that is by using oregano oil. This oil is composed of
natural substances that are easily absorbed by the body so it can do its work. Most antibiotics and drugs have
side effects, and harmful microbes can develop resistance against them. Oil of oregano rarely has side effects
and its anti-microbial properties are so potent that harmful microorganisms cannot effectively resist its killing
capacity. This oil has been the subject of studies and experiments by scientists around the world and has been
confirmed to be a very powerful agent that can kill bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi. Therefore, no matter
what causes post nasal drip, it will not progress when you use this remedy.
Why Oregano Oil Can Kill Pathogens
This essential oil is sourced from the wild oregano plant
Origanum vulgare. This wild plant has been used for thousands of years, beginning in Ancient Greece, as an
effective treatment for common ailments like colds, fever, stomach troubles, skin diseases and respiratory
problems. We now have the essential oil extracted from the crushed leaves of this wild plant.
Modern scientists have found that this oil contains powerful antioxidants, phenols, and phytochemicals. Together
with its two major chemical components, carvacrol and thymol, these active agents are responsible for its powerful
anti-microbial properties. In fact, carvacrol is found to have anti-inflammatory abilities, which is very
useful for controlling the inflammation of the sinuses. In any case, post nasal drip can be stopped
because of this oil’s capacity to control the microorganisms that worsens the condition.
In addition to its germ-killing abilities, oregano oil also contains considerable amounts of vitamins, minerals
and important trace elements that can boost the body’s immune system. Therefore it can really treat post nasal
drip, not just because of its anti-microbial properties, but also its ability to strengthen the body’s
defenses against most kinds of disease.
How to Use Oregano Oil for Treating Post Nasal Drip
If you are experiencing this problem, you can use oregano oil to stop it. And you can do it in two ways.
• Internally – mix 2 to 3 drops of this oil with a glass of water or juice. Drink this
every day until you feel PND is gone. In about 3 to 5 days, this condition should have cleared up.
• Nasal Spray – buy an oreganol nasal spray, a 100% natural product made of oregano oil.
Insert the nozzle into your nostril and squeeze the bottle. This will unblock and cleanse your nasal passages
and also strengthen your sinuses and nasal membranes.
Doing both of these will get rid of post nasal drip faster.
For your oregano oil treatment to be effective, you must use the
essential oil sourced from the Mediterranean oregano plant. Unfortunately, there are so many brands of oil of
oregano being sold on the market today that you could end up getting the wrong one. Look at the bottle and check
if it is sourced from the wild oregano plant grown in Greece, Portugal or Turkey, and processed naturally
without using synthetic chemicals.