Oregano is one of the most essential medicinal and culinary herb which was used in ancient times because of its numerous powerful health benefits. Thanks to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer features, oregano prevents many diseases as well. Actually, oregano neutralizes the free radicals thanks to its highest antioxidant ratings. In addition, it’s rich in vitamins A, E, C, and K, fiber, niacin, calcium, manganese, folate, iron, magnesium, and the carotenoids zeaxanthin, lutein, and cryptoxanthin. This herb which originates from the Mediterranean helps the body to detoxify, and to heal many ailments.
How to use Oregano for medical benefits
Oregano can be used in plenty of ways in order to obtain its beneficial effects. You can consumed its dried or fresh oregano leaves, taken as tablets as a supplement, or in its oil form.
One of the commonest way to use oregano is by making an oregano tea. It can be prepared with dried or fresh oregano. Steep 2 tbsp. (or 5 – 10 grams) in a cup of hot water for five minutes and drink it 3 times on a daily basis.
What’s more, oregano oil may be applied topically in order to cure microbial infections, like athlete’s foot or some other fungal infections. But, you need to dilute the oil by 50% or more before applying it. It’s allowed to be applied two times on a daily basis.
Health benefits of oregano:
– Cold and cough
-Heartburn (acid reflux)
-Urinary tract infections
This is a recipe for making oregano tea to cure a bronchitis, cough, rheumatism, asthma, emphysema, infections, and even more:
– 6 tbsp. of dried oregano leaves
– 3 cups of water
– A slice of organic lemon (optional)
– Organic honey (optional)
Put the water in a pot to boil, and turn it off when boiled. Add the oregano leaves let it steep for 5 minutes. Then, leave it to cool down. Strain the leaves and add honey. Drink this beverage while it’s warm throughout the whole day in order to reap its maximum benefits.