Oregano grows all over the world in temperate climates and is well known for it’s healing abilities.
Oregano a must for any herbal medicine cabinet.
Antibacterial and Anti-fungal - Oregano has a compound in it called “Carvacol” which is a great antibacterial agent making it important for preventing disease and especially strains of bacteria that are associated with food poisoning. New research shows that some of the new super bugs can be killed by the compounds found in Oregano… and even with Oregano Oil diluted up to 1,000 times Oregano still kills bacteria… and it’s also a good anti-fungal compound. And Oregano is helpful for staving off colds, flues, and other common conditions.
Skin Conditions - Oregano Oil is great for itches, bites, fungal infections, rashes, and gum irritations, and even other skin problems.
Antioxidant - Oregano is a powerful antioxidant that helps to prevent cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cancer. Oregano binds with free radicals thus helping to slow the ageing process and preventing disease.
Parasite - Oregano Oil has been shown to be much more effective than the most common chemical drug used for treating giardia infections. Giardia is water born parasite which is very common especially when camping, backpacking, and drinking from unsafe water supplies.
Contains - Oregano contains a lots of different chemical compounds including: pinene, ocimene, limonene, thymol, carvacrol, and caryophyllene. All of which are powerful antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents or antibacterial agents.
Also contains calcium for strong bones, potassium for water regulation, iron for anemia, fiber for colon health and creating a good environment for probiotic bacteria to growth.
Also Omega 3 oils for cardiovascular health, tryptophan for a good nights rest, Beta Carotene a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin E for cardiovascular health and sexual health, B Vitamins for health and vitality, Vitamins A and C which are powerful antioxidants, manganeses for preventing osteoporosis, magnesium for cardiovascular health.
Vitamin K - Oregano is full of Vitamin K and thus helps to prevent clotting and thus reduces the possibilities of heart attacks.
GI Health - Oregano is great for soothing the GI tract, calming down spasms, improves GI motility, improves bile production, and soothes away stomach aches.
Eye Health - Oregano contains lots of great zea-xanthin, lutein, and other great nutrients that help to prevent macular degeneration and promote eye health.
Anti-Inflammatory - Oregano is a powerful anti-inflammatory that works well for arthritis, joint pain, and swelling, and also for inflammation of the whole body… which can be the start of disease, such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. And studies show that Oregano has the ability to help with arteriosclerosis and osteoporosis. And Oregano has more antioxidant punch than blueberries (4 times more) and over 40 times more than that found in apples, and over 10 times more than that found in oranges.
Cancer - Studies show that Oregano makes cancer cells kill themselves, and thus helps to stop certain types of cancer. And it prevents the spread of cancer and slows the growth of cancer.
Side Effects - The only true side effect is GI tract upset, if you take too much oregano… but other than that Oregano is very safe. But once in a while someone has an allergic reaction to Oregano, and then you should not use Oregano at all.
Cooking - Oregano is one of the best herbs to grow and cook with… and thus adding healing abilities to food. And Oregano is very easy to grow… we have a variety here on the island that grows like a weed and tastes great. But the more you cook any herb, the more nutrients are lost… so try to eat as much raw Oregano as possible. Oregano can also be used in soups, stews, casseroles, salads, and just about anything you can think of, and of course lots of Italian dishes.
This article is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition. This article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way shape or form.
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, and at www.paulhaider.com - feel free to contact him any time. Also check out Dr. Haider’s radio show at http://www.thesourcecenterradio.com/The-Relaxed-Soul.html Nov. show to be about “A New Way of Learning”
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