In addition to being rich in antioxidants, oregano is high in fibre and omega-3 fatty acids.
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Oregano or marjoram is considered a staple herb in many cuisines around the world, including the Mediterranean in which it is traditionally paired with tomato. As a perfect natural remedy that should always be at your hand, not just for adding warmth and subtle sweetness to your dishes but also as a healing tea.
Also, wild oregano produces an essential oil, rich in compounds called phenols, primarily carvacrol and thymol.
If you are dealing with a cough, headache and various painful states, this ''pizza spice'' is a jewel in the crown. In its dry shape, oregano retains all of its impressive potential benefits with a more pronounced aroma and flavour.
In addition to possessing a wealth of antioxidants, oregano is rich in fibre (helps digestion) and omega-3 fatty acids (preserves heart health). It is an excellent source of vitamins A, C and E (protects cells from damage) and vitamin K (prevents clogging of blood vessels), and contains minerals such as zinc, manganese, iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium and copper. It is also known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Thanks to the medicinal substance carvacrol, oregano oil has antimicrobial properties.
In addition to strengthening the immune system, oregano boosts energy, protects from diabetes, improves bones structure, encourages detoxification and defends the heart.
Nutrigold wild oregano essential oil is produced by the distillation of an endemic species of wild oregano. Essential oils also kill microorganisms by almost not allowing the development of resistance. In addition, unlike antibiotics, they also act against pathogenic fungi, so that imbalances in the intestinal and urogenital flora of humans do not occur.
Oregano tea relieves various types of pain, such as back pain or headaches, because it is a real natural painkiller. It works by calming the nervous system and helping with unpleasant migraines that are accompanied by nausea and vomiting. When it comes to pain relief, some find it just as effective as morphine.
In folk medicine oregano is recognized as a natural remedy for sore throat, sinusitis, common colds and flu. If you have asthma, inhaling oregano tea will help. The vapours of this tea cleanse the nasal passages and clean the sinuses.
Oregano is rich in antioxidants, which are compounds that help fight damage from harmful free radicals in the body. In combination with other high-antioxidant foods like fruits and vegetables, oregano could provide a hearty dose of antioxidants that may help improve your health.
Various test studies have shown that oregano and its components may slow down the growth of cancer cells.
Oregano is used in traditional phytotherapy for digestive problems because it facilitates the digestive process. Probably that's why it became a spice for pizza, which is a rather difficult meal to digest due to the dough and cheese.
Oregano can be easily added to your diet, we recommend trying oregano tea:
Boil water in a pot and set it aside. Add the oregano tea and mix well. Let sit for about 5 minutes. Then, when the tea has cooled a bit, add the honey as well. For a slightly more intense tea flavour, you can add more tea leaves.
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