Oregano is perhaps one of the most common spices with evergreen leaves which are used as much as flowers, and the best part about it is that it can be grown anywhere, even In pots. It prefers warm, dry and sunny weather, which is why the largest concentration of it originates from the Mediterranean.
But while many people use it to enhance the flavor of foods, this herb has some amazing healing and medicinal properties that not many people know about. In fact, it has different effects when taken internally and externally, and down below you can see what some of its benefits are.
- It Relives Inflammation
Studies have shown that oregano makes for an incredible anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic, and thanks to its high concentrations of thymol, it strengthens muscles and combats general inflammatory diseases.
In addition to that, it is also a source of Omega-3 and has minerals such as:
- Vitamins C, E, B6, K
- Detoxifies the body
Recent studies also revealed that oregano has the ability to detoxify the liver, eliminate toxins and even more, thanks to its organic compounds and important minerals.
- Help our skin
Believe it or not, oregano concentrates up to 20 times more when compared to other herbs in antioxidants, and even when compared to blueberries which are ahead of all fruits and herbs. Its components prevent cellular aging, meaning that it can help your skin stay smooth, shiny and younger.
- Improve our bone health
Over the years our bones tend to get weaker, and the risk of fractures increases. That is why it is important to eat healthy throughout our youth. Oregano is loaded with calcium and iron, which are indispensable minerals when it comes to strengthening the bone system and protecting us from possible osteoporosis.
In order to take advantage of all the benefits oregano has to offer, we suggest you prepare this healthy healing beverage below:
Ingredients you will need:
-3 tsp. of fresh or 1 tsp. of dry oregano.
-300 ml of water.
Start off by boiling a cup of water, before placing the oregano inside the cup and pouring the hot water. Next, cover the cup and let it steep for around 10 minutes. Once done, strain the liquid and sweeten the mixture with a teaspoon of sugar and you are good to go.