Oregano is a culinary and medicinal herb known for its astonishing medicinal properties. Traditionally, people have been using the tea for treating numerous health ailments, while enjoying the amazing taste.
The herb provides an excellent source of antioxidants such as thymol and rosemary acid. Also, the rich phytonutrient content prevents and treat any damage to the cells.
Moreover, oregano is full of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, amongst minerals such as magnesium, zinc, and iron. Additionally, there are some volatile oils inside, providing powerful anti-fungal, anti-malaria, carminative, and diuretic properties.
Due to its amazing antiseptic qualities, oregano can prevent the growth and multiplication of deadly microorganisms. According to the Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy, oregano treats sinus problems, sore throat, and many infections.
Additionally, oregano extract can improve cancer indicators, and reduce the growth of colon cancer cells and eventually destroy them.
Due to its potent antiviral properties, oregano can significantly improve your immune system, thus preventing numerous illnesses. Also, drinking oregano tea on daily basis decreases the levels of cholesterol in the body.
Here are some extra health benefits of oregano:
- Stimulates appetite
- Treats urinary and constipation issues
- Heals inflammation
- Soothes headaches and back pain
- Eases asthma attacks
- Fights sinus and ear infections
- Alleviates colds, flu, and coughs
- Alleviates heartburn and fatigue
- Treats nasal congestion
- Kills the digestive parasites
- Treats a sore throat
- Improves the function of the cardiovascular system
- Assists the optimal body weight
- Alleviates menstrual pain and cramps
Here’s how to prepare oregano tea, and cure strep throat, flu, and sinus infections:
- 2 cups of water
- 1&½ tbsp fresh oregano leaves / 1 tbsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp orange juice (optional)
If you wish to use fresh leaves you need 2 cups of water and 1&½ tbsp of the leaves. However, if you choose the dried ones, add 2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon of these leaves.
Then, chop the fresh/dried leaves and put them evenly into the 2 cups. Lastly, pour the hot water over them, and let them sit for about 10 minutes. Enjoy!