Oregano Fights Germs
Timeless Health Tip
Oregano is usually thought of as a culinary herb, but it has been used medicinally for thousands of years. Oregano has been used since antiquity to fight infections.
Pure Undiluted Oil Of Oregano is as effective as the common antibiotic drug vancomycin in treating staph infections in mice.
The oil also wiped out an infectious fungus. A daily dose of oregano oil, mixed with oils from fenugreek, cumin and pumpkin seeds, reduced blood pressure and improved blood sugar and insulin sensitivity in diabetic rats. In Texas, oregano proved to kill parasites in humans. Pumpkin seeds provide the body with the required amounts of magnesium. During physical activity people with magnesium deficiency require more oxygen uptake, causing them to feel more fatigued.
Used topically, oregano is one of the best herbal antiseptics because of its high thymol content. Thymol is derived from thyme oil.
As per a study conducted in 2006, thymol is said to inhibit the ability of bacteria like Staphylococcus and E.coli to affect human cells.
People who eat small, regular doses of oregano may get antibiotic benefits, although more tests on humans are needed to verify the potential. Suggestion: Sprinkle some chopped oregano onto homemade garlic bread.
Did You Know? One teaspoon of oregano has as much antioxidants as three cups of broccoli. Add a little to pizza, pastas, sandwiches, and more to reap its benefits.
Oregano Tea anyone? Make an oregano tea by:
- Take 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, add to 2 cups piping hot water.
- Allow to steep 5 minutes (or more) before drinking