Oregano doesn’t just taste good but it also has several medicinal properties. If you are looking for a more natural way of treating certain issues, oregano is something that you can grow in your own garden and use when you need to. It can be used for cold sores, muscle pain, acne, dandruff, digestion, bronchitis, toothache, bloating, headaches, heart conditions, allergies, intestinal bacteria such as Sibo and Candida, sore throat, fatigue, repelling insects and menstrual cramps.
Oregano is rich in antioxidants. Did you know that 1/2 tea spoon of oregano has more antioxidants than 3 cups of fresh spinach? It has anti-inflammatory properties when applied to food or taken in supplement form. It contains rosmarinic acid which has cancer fighting properties. Oregano oil can also be used to certain treat infections.
Here are some remedies:
- Nail fungus – Apply oregano oil directly to the infected nail.
- Ringworm and athlete’s foot – Mix oregano oil and coconut oil and apply topically.
- Sinus infections and colds – Use a few drops of oil in a steam bath and inhale.
- Intestinal Parasites – Two or three drops of oregano oil to water, freshly squeezed lemon juice, and drink it three times a day
- Calm Cough and Loosen Congestion – Oregano and other herbs such as sage, thyme and lavender in a pot of boiling water and use as a facial steam.
Please keep in mind that for those who are allergic to plants in the Lamiaceae family, such as basil, lavender, mint, and sage, may also have an allergic reaction to oregano.