Oregano means “mountain joy” and is a wonderfully aromatic, flavorful herb popularly used in Spanish and Mediterranean cooking. Oregano adds depth and savor to any dish, but goes particularly well with tomatoes, eggplant, fish, chicken and any meat. For an extra zest sprinkle oregano in your scrambled eggs and salad dressings.
Oregano oil is extracted from the Oregano plant. It contains two different compounds that work together to create the healing effect; carvacrol and thymol. It is an antiseptic, an antifungal, and an antioxidant. Oregano is not used as a seasoning for food in the Philippines but is considered a medicinal plant.
Oregano, the seasoning, can be found in any grocery store however, this is not the Oregano that you are searching for. If you want the Oregano oil health benefits you will need to buy the concentrated oil that is found in health food stores. Before you purchase the oil, make sure that the Oregano oil is from Origanum vulgare and has at least a 70% concentrate.
Oregano Oil Health Benefits: An upset stomach may be brushed off as indigestion when it could be caused by bacteria. The bacteria may be treated with oregano oil. Put a few drops into a glass of juice and drink it. With the help of carvacrol and thymol in oil of oregano, you can relieve the symptoms of joint pain and stiffness. Oil of Oregano has recently been found to be more effective in killing MRSA infections than the drugs used in the past.
A small drop of oregano oil on an ailing tooth can also relieve toothache pain. Oregano oil is great for all different types of skin conditions. Skin infections are easy to get, but hard to get rid of. The oil can be combined with water and then placed directly on the infection, where it will begin working immediately to kill the infection. Read the bottle of Oregano oil first before using. Most of these oils require that you mix it with coconut oil, olive oil, or water before you apply it to the infected area. When used correctly you can enjoy the many Oregano oil health benefits from one bottle.
Cold season can be rough on anyone. You get sick and it seems like it takes a long time before you are able to get over it. People usually reach for vitamin C in order to ward off cold symptoms, but this year put Oregano oil in your cabinet and be prepared for the next cold that comes your way. For sinus congestion, you can add as little as three drops of the oil into your glass of juice, one time a day for up to five days and it will help reduce the symptoms associated with the congestion.
Within a few hours of adding three drops of Oregano oil to your juice you can feel the symptoms of a cold or sore throat begin to weaken as the oil kicks in. It’s best if you only use the oil for a total of five days.
Oregano oil has a sedative effect and can be used to induce sleep when insomnia is a problem. It should not be used in large quantities for this purpose. It only takes a little bit. Keep a bottle of this oil in your medicine cabinet. You will be glad you did when you need one or more of oregano oil health benefits. It is also available in soft gels.
Research credits: http://www.essential-home-remedies.com/oregano-oil-health-benefits.html#ixzz1roaRxAHJ
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So there you have it! This well-known spice Oregano that everyone has heard of also has great value as medicinal uses and offers great health benefits! Keep a bottle of oregano oil with you while traveling to offset any nasty infections that you may encounter. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of money you may have to spend when you come down with a nasty flu.
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THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW:Oregano Has a Calming Effect. Oregano has been used to settle a queasy stomach, treat motion sickness and calm anxiety. A cup of oregano tea before bedtime can soothe and relax the nerves and prepare you for sleep.
THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO SAVE: Oregano Leaves…they smell good too!
ZENTRAVELER SAYS:Drink more Oregano Tea and spice up your life with oregano sprinkled on your food!
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