Savvy people know that wild oil of oregano (we like to call it “WOOO”) can be a smart choice when it comes to fending off colds and the flu during flu season, but that doesn’t mean it should go unused during travel season. There are many benefits to WOOO all year round, so don’t leave wild oil of oregano on the shelf this travel season!

Stay healthy while you travel

Traveling really puts our immune system to the test because of being in such close quarters with potentially sick people, breathing in recycled airplane air, increased stress levels and changes in sleep. Oil of oregano is a powerful medicine to have handy when you feel your immune system has been compromised or even as a pre/post flight preventative immune protection. Oil of oregano is an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and a digestive aid. Make sure it’s in your travel bag!

Fight summer colds during travel season

Colds don’t just happen in the winter. As the weather turns warm, the viruses that cause most colds tend to shift. Enteroviruses cause many summer colds, triggering upper respiratory symptoms such as a runny nose and sore throat, as well as stomach problems. Enteroviruses are more common in the summer months than rhinoviruses, which are more common in colder months. Wild oil of oregano may help safeguard against cold and flu symptoms. Travel, sleep loss, and stress can all wreak havoc on our immune systems so it’s no wonder so many people catch colds when they travel, even in the summer.

Keep summer allergies at bay

Summer can be a big allergy season for many. Pollen, mold and insect stings are common allergy culprits during the summer months. This can be aggravated by pollens you’re not accustomed to being around, like when you travel. The soothing properties of oil of oregano can produce a sedating effect on the hypersensitivity of allergies, which ultimately encourages relief.

Protection against bugs, germs and parasites

Regardless of whether you travel takes you to far-flung destinations or just a state away, you can become susceptible to bugs and parasites when you travel. Unfamiliar foods, perhaps less than sanitary conditions if you’re traveling abroad, and other situations can lead to intestinal parasites but don’t fret! Wild oil of oregano has been considered for possible treatment of intestinal parasites and the symptoms that go with it, such as:

  • Bloating
  • Cramping
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea

Some laboratory studies show that oregano or its components have properties that can kill some food-borne germs.

Fight pesky UTIs when you travel

Travel any time of year can be a big disruption to our usual routine. More alcohol, less water, and long road trips without enough bathroom breaks can lead to developing a UTI. Anyone who has ever traveled with a UTI knows what a big damper it can be on your vacation. Herbalists recommend oil of oregano to treat urine infections. Studies show that oregano oil is at least as effective at killing bacteria than prescribed antibiotics. This is especially great news when you’re far from home and your family doctor!

Of course, if you suffer from any of the above issues, it’s always a good idea to contact your doctor or medical professional, especially if symptoms persist or get worse. However, keeping a bottle of WOOO handy is a great way to help keep you happy and healthy this travel season. Don’t leave Wild Oil of Oregano on the shelf; you never know when you might need it this summer.