When talking about remedies for flu and cold, there are numerous ingredients which are very beneficial, including spices and herbs.
Maybe this is one of the least known natural remedies, but oregano tea and essential oil can significantly help you to fight off infections. So, keep reading to find out more about the health benefits of this amazing ingredient!
Health benefits of oregano
Oregano has powerful anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties. It can improve your immune system due to its rich content of manganese, calcium, fiber, iron, vitamin E, omega fatty acids, and tryptophan.
Moreover, it has potent anti-inflammatory properties and it can treat arteriosclerosis osteoporosis.
And that is not all! This amazing herb can treat headaches, toothaches, bloating, asthma, cramps, bronchitis, fatigue, gum disease, heartburn, and muscle pain.
All of these benefits of oregano are mostly due to its rich antioxidant content. Actually, the Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study which showed that oregano is 42 times more powerful antioxidant than apples.
According to a study published in 2007 in the International Food Journal of Sciences, the antioxidants in oregano tea can lower cholesterol.
Moreover, these antioxidants can improve colon cancer which was even confirmed by a 2008 study conducted on laboratory animals, published in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology.
Oregano Tea For Colds
Oregano can act as an expectorant and boost phlegm expulsion, and increase sweat production to help your body detox. In order to get the best results, add oregano oil to a diffuser and inhale the steam.
- 4-6 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
- 2 ½ cups water
- 1 tablespoon organic raw honey
Boil the water and add the chopped leaves to the pan. Simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes. Then, remove it from the heat and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Strain, add the honey and consume it while is still hot.
To treat acne and dandruff- Cool the tea and apply it to your skin or hair
To improve digestion, prevent constipation, and treat gas -- Drink a hot cup of the tea after a heavy meal
To clear up your sinuses and open up your airway – Take a hot bath with a few drops of oregano and eucalyptus essential oil
In order to get the best results, it is very important to consume whole foods, get proper sleep and to stay hydrated.