Oregano finds its place in the majority of homes exactly because of its intense flavor; however its various medicinal advantages play a major role as well.
For hundreds of years, oregano has been used as a natural solution, on account of many antioxidants like thymol and rosemary acid, and phytonutrients, which shield and recover the cells that have been damaged.
Free radicals have an impact on the DNA membrane and therefore lead to numerous chronic illnesses.
Still, oregano is source high in minerals like iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, calcium, vitamins such as C, E, A, omega-3 fatty acids, together with essential oils with strong diuretic, anti-fungal, anti-malaria, and carminative abilities.
Its antiseptic properties interfere with the development and reproduction of microorganisms in the organism, and eliminate infections, sinusitis, and streptococcus.
The Pharmacology and Pharmacy Journal informed that the oregano extract can boost the cancer indicators, destroy the cancer cells, and inhibit the development of colon cancer.
These are the health advantages of oregano:
- Increases appetite
- Soothes inflammation
- Reduces period pain and cramps
- Treats nasal congestion
- Unblocks stuffy nose
- Cure UTIs and constipation
- Stimulates weight loss
- Treats exhaustion and heartburn
- Soothes back pain and headache
- Deals With asthma attacks
- Destroys intestinal parasites
- Boosts the cardio function
- Treats sinus and ear infections
- Cures the flu, coughs, and common cold
Make yourself a cup of oregano tea to treat all of the conditions above.
If you intend on using fresh oregano leaves, soak 1/2 or 1 tablespoon of them in 2 glasses of water. If you plan on using dried leaves, a single tablespoon of them in two glasses of water is enough. Just make sure the leaves are chopped in order to prompt the release of the active properties, and cover them with some hot water. Leave it sit for 10 mins, and then enjoy in the tea you have prepared.
You can use it in a combination with other herbs and additives such as basil, parsley, olive oil, garlic, onion, and thyme.
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