A Witchy Cure for Common Cold: Oregano
When I woke up this morning with a scratchy throat I felt I was doomed, completely doomed to suffer the same fate as my friend who caught a cold that turned into a cough that lasted for over a month. The stories of the cold, that turns into a cough and then sometimes into walking pneumonia are all over La La land.
Rather than accept my fate I went straight to my magickal cupboard and found that pure oregano oil I got last Fall. In the past I’ve taken a drop or two of oregano in warm water or tea and it has helped me with colds and flu. But, this time I was desperate for something with just a little more “oomph” and honestly too much oregano burns my stomach.
Thankfully, I remembered that some folks rub oregano oil in their kids feet because it absorbs through the soles and directly into the bloodstream. I mixed 3 drops of pure oregano oil with some sesame oil that I had in kitchen and massaged it into the soles of my feet. I immediately felt a soothing warm tingle and then I slipped on some old socks and had myself a nice hot cup of tea.
Throughout the day I’ve been drinking oregano tea and reapplying the oil to my feet every 3-4 hours. I have to admit it’s almost dinner time and I feel like myself again and I haven’t taken a single drop of cold medicine. These are the times when I am soooooo glad that I’m a witch.