Lung diseases like cough, asthma, and bronchitis, rheumatism, and infections are some of the most common diseases that affect adults, senior citizens and kids alike except for rheumatism which is more common in adults and senior than children. Over-the-counter drugs and prescription medicines are common in curing these kinds of illnesses but these can have side effects in the long run. Several treatments will be provided if you are affected with such illnesses but another very effective drug without the side effects is considered a herbal treatment.
This herbal remedy is called oregano. Oregano is a kind of perennial herb meaning it can live more than two years. It grows from 20 cm to 80 cm or 7.9 to 31.5 inches in height. Its leaves are green and its flowers are purple in color. Not only used in cooking and potpourri, oregano is also a powerful herb to cure the diseases mentioned above. It can also make your body healthier.
Nutritional Characteristics of Oregano:
- Has anti-bacterial properties
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Has anti-oxidants
- Has anti-cancer properties
- Rich in vitamins A, C, E, and K
- Contains fiber
- Contains calcium
- Contains niacin
- Contains manganese
- Contains folate
- Contains magnesium
- Contains iron
- Contains lutein
- Has zeaxanthin
- Has kryptoxanthin
The nutritional content of oregano makes it the best herb to cure the illnesses mentioned above especially with its capacity to combat free radical cells inside the body.
You can use oregano by using its oil or drinking supplements which contain the powder form of oregano. It also comes in tablet form. Ordinarily, you can steep the leaves of oregano in hot water, strain it and drink it as tea. You may add sugar if you wish. You can also put oregano in meat, fish and vegetable dishes not only to make your dishes smell good but to reap its health benefits.
You can use the oil of oregano by putting a few drops of it in water and use it as a soak for aching body and to relieve shortness of breath.
Other that oregano can cure:
- Joint and muscle pains
- Acid reflux or heartburn
- Heart disease
- Ear infection
- Worms inside the body
- UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
- Menstrual cramps
- Other infections
Oregano Tea Recipe
What you need:
- 4-6 tablespoons of dried oregano
- 2 glasses of water
- A slice of lemon
- Raw honey (optional)
- Turn on the stove to medium heat and put water
- Put the oregano leaves once it boils
- Let the water boil as it absorbs the nutrients of the oregano leaves
- Turn off the stove and let the leaves steep
- Wait for it to cool a little
- Strain the oregano mixture and put it into a mug or glass
- You can put honey if you want
- Drink the whole recipe during the day
Aside from using oregano, you can also choose a healthy lifestyle by eating fruits and vegetables. You can maintain an active life which can help you be healthier and free of chronic diseases. You should also consume fish and lean meat as well as other health supplements that keep the body healthy. Remember that it is better to prevent illness than cure it. By keeping healthy, you can make sure that you can live longer and enjoy a happy and full life.