Oregano is found in numerous households, due to its strong flavor, but apparently, this spice has numerous medicinal properties as well.
Oregano has been used as a natural remedy for centuries, and it contains many antioxidants such as thymol and rosemary acid, and phytonutrients, which protect and revive the damaged cells.
Free radicals affect the DNA membrane and thus cause various chronic diseases.
Yet, oregano is a rich source of minerals such as iron, magnesium, zinc, potassium, calcium, vitamins like C, E, A, omega-3 fatty acids, as well as volatile oils with potent diuretic, anti-fungal, anti-malaria, and carminative properties.
Its antiseptic qualities inhibit the growth and multiplication of microorganisms in the body, and soothe infections, sinusitis, and strep throat.
The Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacy reported that the oregano extract can improve the indicators of cancer, kills cancer cells, and reduces the growth of colon cancer.
Here are the health benefits of oregano:
Boosts appetite Treats inflammation
Relieves menstrual pain and cramps Treats nasal congestion Treats a sore throat
Boosts appetite Treats urinary and constipation issues Regulates body weight
Eases fatigue and heartburn
Relieves back pain and headache Soothes asthma attacks Kills intestinal parasites
Improves the function of the cardiovascular system Fights sinus and ear infections Eases flu, coughs, and colds
To enjoy its medicinal properties, you can prepare yourself a cup of oregano tea.