One of the essential herbs used in almost every kitchen is oregano. It is also a medicinal herb that has been used since ancient days and possesses numerous powerful health benefits.
Its powerful antibacterial, antioxidant, anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties make organo abundant in various health benefits.
Oregano is rich in fiber, vitamins A, C, E and K, niacin, calcium, manganese, magnesium, folate, iron, and the carotenoids zeaxanthin, lutein and cryptoxanthin.
Oregano has one of the highest antioxidant activity ratings excellent for neutralizing free radicals.
This is a fragrant herb which originates from the Mediterranean. It can help our body to detoxify and can be useful to treat various illnesses and diseases.
How to use Oregano for medical benefits
Oregano can be used in many different ways to obtain its beneficial effects. Use fresh or dried oregano leaves, in oil form, or as a supplement.
Oregano tea is also one of its most common ways of use. Prepare your tea with fresh or dried oregano. Steep about 1 to 2 teaspoons (which is 5 to 10 grams) into a cup of hot water for 5 minutes. You can drink this tea 3 times a day.
Oregano oil can be applied topically to treat various microbial infections, like fungal infections or athlete’s foot. Dilute the oil by 50% or more prior to application and apply it twice a day.
Health benefits of oregano
– Muscle pain
– Digestive disorder
– Cough and cold
– Heart conditions
– Heartburn (acid reflux)
– Intestinal parasites
– Repelling insects
– Menstrual cramps
– Urinary tract infections
Here’s how to prepare some oregano tea and heal asthma, a cough, bronchitis, rheumatism, emphysema, infections etc.!
– 4-6 tablespoons of dried oregano leaves
– 2-3 cups of water
– A slice of organic lemon to increase bioavailability (optional)
– Organic raw honey to taste (if desired)
Put pure water into a small pot to boil on the stove. After it has boiled, remove it from the heat and add the oregano leaves. Leave it to steep for five minutes and cool. Strain the leaves and add honey if you want to. Drink this tea warm, throughout the whole day and you’ll manage to use all of its incredible benefits!