Oregano has been long used for its potent healing properties and its wide plethora of health benefits.
Due to its potent antioxidants, antibacterial, anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties, oregano has many possible health benefits.
Oregano contains vitamins A,C, E, and K, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, fiber, niacin, zeaxanthin, carotenoids lutein, and cryptoxanthin. It possesses detoxifying properties as well, which makes it beneficial for treating many conditions, including balancing hormones.
This fragrant Mediterranean herb can help the body to detoxify, thus is beneficial to remedy many ailments.
How to use Oregano for medical benefits
Oregano can be administered in many ways to obtain its beneficial effects. You can use fresh or dried oregano leaves, in its oil form, or taken as tablets as a supplement.
A common way to use oregano is by steeping a tea. The tea can be made with fresh or dried oregano. About 1 to 2 teaspoons (which is 5 to 10 grams) should be steeped in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes. The recommended dosage of this tea is up to three times daily.
The oregano oil can be applied topically in the treatment of microbial infections, such as athlete’s foot or other fungal infections. The oil needs to be diluted by 50% or more prior to application and it can be applied two times in a day.
Health benefits of oregano
-Cough and cold
-Heartburn (acid reflux)
-Urinary tract infections
How to make oregano tea to heal a cough, asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, rheumatism, infections and more
-4-6 tablespoons of dried oregano leaves
-2-3 cups of water
-A slice of organic lemon to increase bioavailability (optional)
-Organic raw honey to taste (if desired)
Put pure drinking water in a small pot to boil on the stove, turn off heat when boiled. Add oregano leaves and allow to steep for five minutes and cool. Strain the leaves and add honey to taste, if desired. Drink warm throughout the day to reap its maximum benefits.