Oregano is a common kitchen ingredient that is mostly used to enhance the flavor of the food, however, many people are not aware of the fact that it contains numerous medicinal properties as well.
This is nothing new as oregano has been used since ancient times for natural remedies as it contains many antioxidants such as thymes and rosemary acid, and phytonutrients which prevent and treat any damage to the cells.
When the DNA membrane is affected by the free radicals it can cause various chronic diseases.
Oregano contains high levels of potassium, calcium, zinc, magnesium, iron, omega-3 fatty acids,, volatile oils with a potent diuretic, anti-fungal, anti-malaria, vitamins like C, E, A, and carminative properties.
Moreover the strong antiseptic properties it contains have the ability to soothe infections, sinusitis, and strep throat.
The Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy reported that the oregano extract can improve the indicators of cancer, kills cancer cells, and reduces the growth of colon cancer.
Benefits of oregano:
Regulates body weight
Eases fatigue and heartburn
Relieves back pain and headache
Soothes asthma attacks
Kills intestinal parasites
Improves the function of the cardiovascular system
Fights sinus and ear infections
Eases flu, coughs, and colds
Relieves menstrual pain and cramps
Treats nasal congestion
Treats a sore throat
Treats urinary and constipation issues
To best enjoy its medicinal properties you can prepare it as a tea.
Use one or a half of tablespoon of oregano with 2 glasses of water. It is best to use fresh leaves. First you need to chop them, by that they release of the active compounds and after that simply pour over the hot water.
Cover the tea and leave it for 10 minutes for the mixture to compose.
You can also use it in combination with other herbs and spices like basil, parsley, olive oil, garlic, onion, and thyme.
Source: Healthy Life Box