Oregano Steam Inhalation

The replication of the COVID virus in the airways can lead to the alveoli (air sacs) of the lungs to fill up with fluid, which may bring on symptoms of cough, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing.[1] Two oils particularly beneficial for combating COVID are oregano and eucalyptus oil (organic and undiluted). Oregano oil is antiviral[2], antimicrobial[3], and we have found it to be extremely beneficial for those in the initial to moderate stages of COVID. Eucalyptus oil may also help inhibit COVID.[4] The following remedy should be used at the first sign of an illness. It is especially helpful for symptoms in the respiratory tract but can also help with a broad variety of immune disorders.


Step 1

Boil 8 cups of water in a pot.

Step 2

Put 2 drops of pure oregano oil on a spoon and lower the spoon into the pot of hot water.

Step 3

Breathe in the hot vapor for 5-10 minutes. You may need to repeat step 2 several times, as the essential oil evaporates quickly.

Note: If oregano oil unavailable, may use a full hand of oregano leaves, boil for about 5 minutes prior to inhaling.


Repeat every 2 hours for infection and 1-2 times daily for prevention. Optional: 3 drops eucalyptus oil or 3 drops of peppermint


[1] U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Covid-19 and the lungs. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. Retrieved February 10, 2022, from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/coronavirus/lungs

[2] Pilau, M. R., Alves, S. H., Weiblen, R., Arenhart, S., Cueto, A. P., & Lovato, L. T. (2011, October). Antiviral activity of the Lippia graveolens (Mexican oregano) essential oil and its main compound carvacrol against human and animal viruses. Brazilian journal of microbiology : [publication of the Brazilian Society for Microbiology]. Retrieved February 9, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3768712/  

[3] Leyva-López, N., Gutiérrez-Grijalva, E. P., Vazquez-Olivo, G., & Heredia, J. B. (2017, June 14). Essential oils of oregano: Biological activity beyond their antimicrobial properties. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland). Retrieved February 9, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6152729/  

[4] Khanna, K., Kohli, S. K., Kaur, R., Bhardwaj, A., Bhardwaj, V., Ohri, P., Sharma, A., Ahmad, A., Bhardwaj, R., & Ahmad, P. (2021, May). Herbal Immune-boosters: Substantial warriors of pandemic covid-19 battle. Phytomedicine : international journal of phytotherapy and phytopharmacology. Retrieved February 9, 2022, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7532351/