2. Lower Cholesterol
In conjunction with diet and lifestyle changes, the addition of oregano oil to your daily routine may help lower bad cholesterol numbers even further. One study found that people with mildly elevated cholesterol achieved lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and higher HDL (good) cholesterol after taking 0.85 ounces of oregano oil after meals.
Researchers believe the credit goes once again to the carvacrol in oregano, as this is known to lower cholesterol in mice on a high-fat diet. Thymol is a natural antifungal in oregano that may also play a part; it supports the immune system and protects the body against toxins.