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Oregano is a popular culinary spice as well as a medicinal herb that has been used to treat numerous diseases and conditions for a very long time. The spice has powerful antioxidant, antibacterial, anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties as well as numerous health benefits.

Oregano is rich in vitamin A, C, E and K, fiber, niacin, folate, iron, magnesium as well as the antioxidants lutein, zeaxanthin and cryptoxanthin.

The antioxidant capacity of oregano is incredible, which is the reason for its efficiency against free radicals. This amazing herb will easily detoxify your body and treat many ailments, including cancer.

How to use oregano for medicinal benefits

Oregano can be used in fresh or dried form, or taken as an oil or supplement. The most common way of using oregano is by drinking tea. Just add 1-2 teaspoons (about 5-10 gr.) of oregano leaves in a cup of hot water and drink 2-3 cups of the tea per day. Oregano oil can be applied topically to treat microbial and fungal infections, but it needs to be diluted with some other oil before. The oil should be applied twice a day.

Here are the main health benefits of the spice:

  • Treats asthma and most respiratory problems;
  • Treats colds and the flu;
  • Treats earache and headaches;
  • Treats acne and other skin problems;
  • Treats dandruff;
  • Repels insects;
  • Prevents urinary tract infections, menstrual cramps and different types of cancer;
  • Treats digestive problems such as bloating;
  • Treats heart conditions;
  • Reduces muscle pain and fatigue.

 

Here’s how to prepare a healthy cup of oregano tea:

Ingredients

  • 4-6 tablespoons of oregano tea
  • 2-3 cups of water
  • A slice of lemon
  • A teaspoon of honey

Preparation

Boil the water in a pot, then add the oregano and simmer the mixture on low heat for 5 minutes. Leave the mixture to cool down afterwards, then strain it and add the honey and lemon. Enjoy your cup of oregano tea!

Source: jerseydemic.com

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Oregano is a popular culinary spice as well as a medicinal herb that has been used to treat numerous diseases and conditions for a very long time. The spice has powerful antioxidant, antibacterial, anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties as well as numerous health benefits. Oregano is rich in vitamin A, C,...