Scientific name: Origanum vulgare
Parts used: Leaf and flowering stems
Origin: Native to Greece
Oregano is a small shrub with warm aromatic flavor that has been a valuable part of both culinary and medicinal treatments since ancient times. The name is derived from the Greek, meaning “mountain of joy” and the ancient Greeks and Romans revered it as a symbol of happiness.
Oregano has been gaining popularity as a natural remedy though its use as a health-boosting herb. Some of the important health benefits of oregano include its ability to protect the immune system, support healthy digestion, strengthen the bones, improve heart health, increase energy levels, and even protect against diabetes. This nutrient-rich herb is excellent source of manganese, calcium, iron, vitamin K, fiber, and a wide range of other organic compounds that makes it helpful for detoxifying the body.
With its remarkable bacteria-fighting power and antiseptic properties, Oregano can be used on skin infections to boost healing. The antimicrobial and antifungal properties of Oregano make it great remedy on athletes foot and fungal infections. Also used for aches, pain, spasms and muscle tension. Oregano is widely used in medicated skin care products such as foot cream, skin toner and also face wash. Essential oil of Oregano is known as one of the most effective remedies for removing moles.
Drinking Oregano tea has long been a tradition in many parts of the world as a home remedy for a number of different ailments. In parts of the Mediterranean, Oregano tea has been used to treat sore throats, congestion, and colds and speed recovery during illness. It has also been used to help with insomnia and anxiety.
Aches, Allergies, Bronchitis, Cold, Congestion, Diabetes, Digestive Disorders, Fatigue, Fungus, Heart Conditions, Infections, Muscle Pain, Sore Throat, Spasms, Stomach Bugs
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