DescriptionThe herb we know as oregano is a native of northern Europe, where it grows freely. In addition, oregano has been cultivated for centuries, and the herb can now be found throughout the world. Oregano is prized not only for its strong flavor and pleasant aroma, but for its health benefits as well.
- It strong antiviral and antibacterial properties can help destroy organisms that contribute to skin infections.
- It also has antiparisitic properties which is helpful in digestive problems
- It can strengthen the immune system
- It helps increase the joint and muscles flexibility
- Improves respiratory health.
- Oil of Oregano when applied topically can help treat skin infections, itchy skin and irritated gums, (but make sure it has been diluted because oregano oil is concentrated and can cause burning sensation to tongue or skin).
- The high content of thymol and carvacrol in oregano can help calm upset stomachs and aid digestion. Mix 2 to 3 drops of oil to a glass of juice, milk or water for a quick remedy for mild indigestion.
- Oil of Oregano can help in the treatment of sinus or lung congestion. Just mix 2 or 3 drops of oil with juice, and drink this daily, you can notice the improvement within 3-5days.
- Oregano has antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that the anti-oxidant properties of oregano may even exceed that of apples and blueberries. Antioxidant vitamins are thought to play a vital role in the prevention of many forms of cancer, as well as perhaps slowing down the aging process.
- Oregano is rich in fiber
- Fresh oregano like other leafy vegetables is loaded with vitamins and nutrients. It is a good source of iron and manganese as well as calcium, vitamin C, and vitamin A. It also has omega-3 fatty acids.
- Oregano is good in maintaining the respiratory health
- Oregano oil, also acts as a stimulant, carminative, and it helps to increase perspiration when a person has fever.
- Oregano can help increase menstrual flow.
- When given in the form of a warm infusion, oregano relieves muscle spasms and cramps, colic, or spasmodic pains in the abdomen.
- The dried leaves can also be applied in bags as a warm application to painful arthritic swellings and other conditions, including rheumatism.