Oregano is a common culinary and medical herb that is used for centuries, and offers numerous powerful benefits for your health.
As a result of its powerful antioxidant, anticancer, antibacterial as well as anti-inflammatory properties oregano has a number of health benefits.
Oregano is high in vitamins C, E, A and K, calcium, fiber, niacin, folate, manganese, magnesium and iron, but it also contains the carotenoids cryptoxanthin, lutein and zeaxanthin.
Its antioxidant powers and proven prevention of various diseases are incredible. Actually, oregano has among the highest ratings of antioxidant activity, which is great for neutralizing the free radicals.
This aromatic Mediterranean herb will help you detoxify your body, so it’s beneficial for treating a number of ailments.
Use oregano for the amazing medicinal benefits
Oregano can be used in various ways in order to obtain beneficial effects. You can use dried or fresh oregano leaves, oregano oil, or you can take it as a supplement.
People often use oregano as a tea. The tea can be prepared both with dried or fresh oregano leaves. About 2 teaspoons (which is equal to ten grams) of oregano should be steeped in one cup of hot water for about five minutes.
The recommended dose of oregano tea is up to 3 times a day.
Furthermore, you can topically apply oregano oil for treating microbial infections, like athlete’s foot or some other fungal infections. You should dilute the oil by at least 50% before application and you can apply it two times a day.
Health benefits of consuming oregano
• Cold and cough
• Digestive disorders
• Muscle pain
• Acid reflux/Heartburn
• Heart conditions
• Intestinal parasites
• Urinary infections
• Repelling insects
• Menstrual cramps
How to prepare oregano tea to treat coughs, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, infections, rheumatism and much more.
• 5 tablespoons of dry oregano leaves
• Three cups of water
• One slice of lemon to increase its bioavailability
• Organic honey (optional)
Put water in a small pot on the stove to boil and turn off the heat when its boiled. Add the oregano leaves and let them steep for 5 minutes and then let it cool down. Strain the oregano leaves and add honey. Drink it warm during the day to obtain maximum benefits.