Oregano has been long used for its potent healing properties and its wide plethora of health benefits. Most of its benefits are attributed to its anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antioxidant properties.
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.
Oregano has one of this highest antioxidant activity ratings, and is listed Listed at 175,925 for oxygen radical absorbance capacity or ORAC value. As a matter of fact, it contains over 42 times the antioxidant punch of apples.
As for dried oregano, it is worth mentioning that it contains numerous compounds, including volatile essential oil, borneol, rosmarinic acid, and triterpenoids, meaning oleanolic and ursolic acid.
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.
Moreover, oregano oil can be applied topically for 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 twice daily.
Health benefits of oregano
– Cough and cold
– Digestive disorder
– Muscle pain
– Heart conditions
– Heartburn (acid reflux)
– Intestinal parasites
– Repelling insects
– Urinary tract infections
– Menstrual cramps
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)
Boil the water and pour the boiled water in a mug. Add your dried oregano leaves to the boiled water and leave it to steep and cool for a period of 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, strain and add your pure natural honey to the tea, stir and it’s ready for drinking.
You can consume this tea thrice daily, you need to drink it warm always for best results. In a short period of time the ailments will be cured and you will be healthier than you have ever been.