Oregano and Melaleuca – 2 more essential oils that can help reduce inflammation

Oregano and Melaleuca essential oils from doTERRAThe more I read and learn about essential oils the more enthused I become.

I’m a great believer in preventative medicine on the basis that prevention is better than cure, so my first priority when I look at all-natural remedies and treatments is from that perspective.

But the more I learn about essential oils the more I discover that they are effective at helping with existing conditions as well.

I shouldn’t be surprised, really – my first foray into natural treatments was when my doctor at the time put me on to a natural treatment that reduced my cholesterol level without generating any side-effects. That was followed by a natural treatment that helped me deal with Cyto Megalo Virus (CMV), both of which were existing conditions.

More recently I used a natural anti-inflammatory to help with my plantar fasciitis. That was a juice, rather than an essential oil, but it did the trick perfectly (as I wrote here).

What I like about essential oils, though, is that often you can be more targeted in their application: all essential oils can be applied either topically or through infusion, and many can be taken internally.

This enables me to address my inflammation in 2 ways: I apply Deep Blue (a doTERRA blend of essential oils) directly to my plantar fasciitis, massaging it in to my foot (and I get relief within minutes), and I take doTERRA’s LifeLong Vitality Pack soft gels orally to address general bodily inflammation.

But I was browsing the Aromatic Science website over the weekend and discovered 2 other essential oils that, applied topically to the troublesome area, can help to reduce inflammation: Melaleuca and Oregano.

Both of those can be taken all 3 ways (infusion, topically or internally).

I tried Melaleuca on my plantar fasciitis after a particularly long hike yesterday and, while it did bring some relief, it was not as effective (at least, not for me) as the Deep Blue blend that I’ve used for a while.

Of course, all treatments (prescription or natural) can react differently with different people, so don’t let my experience put you off!

I’ve not tried Oregano yet, but I do like using the dried herb version of it in pasta sauces. So I’m looking forward to trying that – at least if it doesn’t help with my plantar fasciitis I can use it in my cooking..!

Melaleuca and Oregano are both available online from doTERRA (as is Deep blue, of course).

If you’d like to try them go to my online store, select your preferred language and country, click ‘Begin Shopping’ and do a search for Melaleuca or Oregano.

Click here to get started

If you’re struggling with inflammation, or you know someone who is, you may be interested in my guide on managing inflammation. In addition to my own research, it contains links to videos and articles by other researchers, doctors and even a heart surgeon – you can find it here.

Let me know if you have any questions,


Martin Malden
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  • Andy Croakman September 17, 2016, 2:58 am

    What Melaleuca product would you recommend for sinus inflammation?

    • Martin Malden September 18, 2016, 9:47 am

      I would recommend Breathe, but it’s not based on Melaluca. I’ll send an information sheet to your email address.