Oregano is mostly used as a spice in cooking due to its strong aroma and flavor. But what many people don’t know is that oregano also has amazing health benefits as well and is one of the most effective natural remedies for a number of diseases.
This spice and the tea you can prepare from it abound in antioxidants and phytonutrients which revitalize and protect the damaged cells in your body and fight free radical damage. Moreover, they’re rich in vitamins like A, E and C, Omega 3 fatty acids and minerals like calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium and zinc. Oregano also contains a number of volatile oils with anti-fungal, diuretic, carminative, diaphoretic and anti-malaria properties. It also acts as an antiseptic and prevents the growth and proliferation of bad bacteria and germs in your body.
Due to its soothing and calming properties oregano tea is mostly used as a remedy for sore throat, sinusitis and other infections. According to the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology oregano extract can prevent colon cancer from spreading by destroying the cancer cells and leaving the healthy ones intact. The research is quite promising but further studies and analysis are needed in order to verify these findings.
If you start consuming oregano tea every day you will significantly reduce your cholesterol levels, strengthen your immune system and prevent a number of health issues. It can significantly improve the following conditions:
- Back pain and headaches
- Sinus and ear infections
- Cough, the flu and the common cold
- Nasal congestion
- Improve your appetite
- Help you balance your weight
- Urinary problems and constipation
- Sore throat
- Asthma attacks
- Cramps and menstrual pain
- Intestinal parasites
- Cardiovascular problems
To prepare your healing oregano tea you can use fresh or dried oregano leaves. If you use fresh oregano add half a tbsp. of the leaves in 2 cups of boiling water, and if you use dry leaves use 1tbsp. in two cups of water. Chop the leaves and add them to 2 different cups. Bring a water to a boil and pour it over the oregano leaves. Let it steep for about 5-10 minutes and strain the liquid. Enjoy your healing oregano tea.
In the video below you can see how to prepare an excellent cup of oregano tea: