Oregano is a common Mediterranean herb that is used for cooking and medicinal purposes, ranging from treating infections to repelling insects. Mostly known for its culinary purposes, oregano, from the Lamiaceae family has been used for thousands of years to flavor sauces, make herbed bread rolls, and in marinades for meat. But, what you may not know is oregano was used long ago in herbal medicine by the Ancient Greeks.
Health Benefits of Oregano Include:
- Treating respiratory tract disorders
- Improves Heart Health
- Gastrointestinal (GI) disorders
- Immune Booster
- Improves Bone Health
- Fight against a wide range of bacteria
- Menstrual cramps
- Increases Energy Levels
- Urinary tract disorders
- Applied topically, it may help treat a number of skin conditions, such as acne and dandruff.
Oregano contains chemicals that can help reduce cough and spasms, help digestion by increasing bile flow and fight against some bacteria, viruses, fungi, intestinal worms, and other parasites. Active ingredients in oregano could one day help treat osteoporosis, cancer, and diabetes. There are a number of potent active ingredients in oregano that have been deeply studied, and their effects on the body are redundant. This little herb is a natural way to help your body, so next time you are reaching for a spice which one are you going to choose?