Oregano is a shrub with evergreen leaves and leaves are used as much as flowers, which is where its characteristic aroma is concentrated.
It can be grown almost anywhere, even in pots and prefers warm, dry and sunny weather. The oregano of the Mediterranean has a perfect climate and that is where this herb comes from with the highest concentration of essential oil, which you could have imagined.
Commonly we use it to enhance the taste of foods without knowing that this herb has wonderful healing and medicinal properties. While we usually consume it dry, fresh keeps its properties and characteristics better.
Properties of Oregano
Oregano has different properties, depending on whether it is used internally or externally.
Among its benefits at the health level are:
Oregano is an excellent anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic and thanks to its high concentrations of thymol, strengthens muscles and combats general inflammatory diseases.
It is an important 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
Recent studies have shown that oregano has the ability to detoxify the liver and help eliminate toxins thanks to its organic compounds and its important minerals.
Help our skin
We have all heard that citrus fruits have large amounts of antioxidants and nutrients, but believe it or not, oregano concentrates up to 20 times more in relation to other herbs and even in relation to blueberries that are ahead of the fruits, with said properties. Its components prevent cellular aging, therefore that of the skin and benefit our body.
Improve our bone health:
While we are young we do not make long-term projections, but the truth is that over the years our bones weaken and we run great risks of fractures, that’s why it is important to eat healthy throughout our youth. Oregano has calcium and iron, which are indispensable minerals when it comes to strengthening the bone system and protecting us from possible osteoporosis.
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.
Dry oregano, being among the foods rich in fiber, helps to promote intestinal transit, also helping to control obesity.
Also, it helps to treat diseases such as hyperthyroidism, it is beneficial to the eyesight, it can help in the prevention of Parkinson’s disease and contributes the correct blood coagulation.
Advantages of Oregano
Is an excellent home remedy to combat all types of fungi, both internally and externally.
Ingesting oregano infusions combats liver, digestive and gas disorders improve considerably after meals.
At the recommended doses, oregano is a very safe plant.
An overdose can generate alterations:
-Nervous as 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.
Oregano is a purifier of the organism. Since eliminating toxins has been widely used over the years, by our grandmothers, being very effective and economical.