We love it for..
Sore Throat, Colds, Flu, Cough
Fresh oregano is a great antibacterial agent. It has phytonutrients (thymol and carvacrol), which fight infections such as staph and strep.
Why We Love It
Oregano is our favorite herb! It is staple on our home and it’s a must-have travel herb essential.
Medicinal Actions*: Oregano and its oil are strongly antiseptic with potent activity against many bacteria and fungi, notably E. coli and Candida strains. It can aid many acute and chronic infections affecting the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts, especially gastroenteritis, dysentery, bronchitis, coughs, and tonsillitis. Both herb and oil inhibit the gut flora (bacteria naturally occurring within the gut) and have an important role to play in gut dysbiosis, a condition where the presence of harmful gut bacteria leads to symptoms such as gas, bloating, and abdominal discomfort. The diluted oil can be applied to toothache or painful joints.
How We Use It
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Ingredients: Oregano, Thyme, Sage, Rosemary (Dried herbs)
Directions: Mix in equal parts of the herb and store in an air-tight container. Scoop 1-2 teaspoons. Steep on your boiling water. We like our tea strong, but add your favorite sweetener, preferably honey. Serve while it’s hot. Enjoy!
Learn More About Oregano
|Scientific Name||Origanum vulgare (Lamiaceae)|
|Description||Upright perennial herb growing to about 32 in (80 cm). Has square red stems, elliptical leaves, and clusters of deep pink flowers.|
|Constituents||Oregano contains a volatile oil (comprising carvacrol, thymol, beta-bisabolene, caryophyllene, linalool, and borneol), tannins, resin, sterols, and flavonoids. Both carvacrol and thymol are antibacterial and antifungal.|
|Habitat & Cultivation||Oregano is native to Europe and naturalized in the Middle East. The plant thrives in chalky soils close to the sea. It is gathered when in flower in summer.|
|Parts Used||Aerial parts, essential oil.|
|Cautions||Do not take as a medicine during pregnancy.|