Many of you have oregano at any time in your kitchen, first because you use it for its wonderful flavor, and then due to its powerful medicinal properties that it contains!
For many centuries the oregano has been used as a natural remedy due to its powerful antioxidant agents, like rosemary acid, and thymol and some phytonutrients as well, which have the ability to prevent from damage caused from free radicals, and revive some damaged cells as well.
Our DNA membrane can be affected by these free radicals, which can cause a lot of chronic diseases and many unpleasant health issues.
The oregano contains huge amounts of minerals and vitamins inside it, including calcium, potassium, zinc, magnesium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and a lot of omega-3 fat acids too. Also there are some volatile oils contain inside it that hve powerful carminative, anti-malaria, anti-fungal and potent diuretic properties!
Its powerful antiseptic properties make it able to inhibit the microorganism’s multiplication and growth, therefore being able to soothe strep throat, sinusitis and infection symptoms.
There was a report by the Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy in which it was said that the oregano has abilities to prevent from cancer, kill cancer cells, and reduce their growth, and that it was highly effective against colon cancer!
Here Are the Main Health Benefits of the Oregano:
- Eases colds, coughs and flu
- Fights against ear and sinus infections
- Improves and supports the cardiovascular system’s function
- Eliminates intestinal parasites
- Soothes asthma attacks
- Relieves from headache and back pain
- Eases heartburn and fatigue
- Regulates our body weight
- Treats constipation and urinary issues
- Boosts our appetite
- Treats a sore throat
- Treats nasal congestion
- Relieves from cramps and menstrual pain
- Fights inflammation
In order to get the benefits of this miraculous herb you should only prepare an oregano tea.
If you are using dry oregano leaves, add a tablespoon of them in two glasses of water and boil them. In cause you use fresh oregano leaves, pour 2 glasses of water in a cup and add half or one teaspoon of the leaves and boil them.
In order for the leaves to release the most out of them, you should chop them before you add them to boil. Or you can pour boiling hot water over them and let them simmer for a while (10 minutes or so).
Then you can strain the mixture and drink a cup of the tea, do not throw the leaves away, they can be used in some meals while you cook. Crush the oregano leaves in your palm and add them in your meals that contain veggies such as cauliflower, aubergine, broccoli, zucchini, and meals that contain meat.
Also you may add other flavors besides the oregano, such as onion, thyme, garlic, olive oil,and basil.