Oregano is a herb originating from the Mediterranean. It has a high concentration of essential oil which has amazing medicinal and healing properties. Oregano is known as a purifier of the organism and it is widely used for eliminating toxins. It can be used externally and internally. We usually use it in dry form as addition to various meals.
Properties of Oregano
Oregano, whether used fresh or dry or as essential oil, offers a variety of health benefits:
Oregano has strong anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties. Due to its high concentrations of thymol, it prevents inflammatory diseases and strengthens the muscles.
It is a great source of Omega-3 and has minerals such as:
Vitamins C, E, B6 and K, the latter being fundamental to strengthen bones.
Detoxifies the body
According to the results of recent studies, oregano is able to detoxify the liver and eliminate toxins due to its organic compounds and essential minerals.
Helps our skin
Oregano concentrates 20 times more amounts of nutrients and antioxidants than citrus fruits or any other herb. Its components prevent cellular aging, therefore that of the skin and benefit our body.
Improves our bone health:
As we age our bones get weaker and our risk of fractures is bigger. This is why we need to consume the right food during our youth. Oregano has the right amount of iron and calcium, the indispensable minerals in terms of strengthening the bone system and protecting us from possible osteoporosis.
Dry oregano is abundant in fiber and helps in obesity control as well as promoting intestinal transit.
Oregano is also helpful for improving the eyesight, treating hyperthyroidism and prevention of Parkinson’s disease.
It is used for eliminating all types of fungi, both internally and externally.
Ingesting oregano infusions combats liver, digestive and gas disorders.
To take advantage of all these benefits provided by oregano, we recommend you prepare this healing beverage:
-3 teaspoons of fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon of being dry.
-300 ml of water.
-Boil a cup of water.
-Place the oregano inside the cup and pour the water hot.
-Cover the cup and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
-Strain the infusion and sweeten with a teaspoon of sugar.
If you take the recommended doses, oregano is a very safe plant. However, an overdose can generate alterations:
– Agitation, hyperesthesia
-Exaggeration of tactile stimuli
-Cardiac excitation (due to the stimulating effects of its essential oil).
Some people are sensitive to this plant and can suffer adverse reactions when ingesting preparations of the same, by allergic reactions.