Spice Mood and Food

Oregano plant

Spice Mood and Food

According to folk wisdom, oregano (Origanum vulgare) relieves heavy-hearted feelings. Spice mood and food and taste buds by adding 1 to 2 teaspoons of oregano to a saucepan of tomato sauce before you toss it with pasta.

Other Healthful Uses for OreganoSpice mood and food with oregano

  • Oregano is taken by mouth as a treatment for colds, flu, mild fevers, indigestion and stomach upsets.
  • A tea of oregano is often used to either bring on menses or to relieve menstrual discomfort. It is also used in baths and inhalations, as well drinking the infusion, to clear lungs and bronchial passages.
  • Oregano is a strong sedative and should not be taken in large doses, though mild teas have a soothing effect and aid restful sleep.
  • Used topically, oregano is one of the best herbal antiseptics because of its high thymol content.
  • Internally and externally, oregano it can help alleviate dry itching skin. There is also an Oregano Essential Oil used in aromatherapy for the same conditions listed above.

Did You Know?

Spice mood and food connection. Your mood has much to do with what you pile on your plate!  A recent study found that happy people ate healthier and grumpy-heads chose more junk food. When in a good mood, researchers say, you value long-term nutrition goals over immediate taste, even if you don’t realize it.

Oregano is a strong sedative and should not be taken in large doses, though mild teas have a soothing effect and aid restful sleep. Again, spice mood and food!

See also: Secrets to Health and Wellness

 

Oregano Health Tip
Spice mood and food. Oregano relieves a heavy heart!

Author: Jeni

Certified by the Professional School of Fitness and Nutrition in March, 1995; honored for exemplary grades. Practicing fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. Featured in the Feb. 1994 issue of "Shape" magazine. Featured in Collage in the spring issue of 1995 Low fat recipe's published in Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others. September, 2001: Featured in "Winning The War on Cholesterol" By Rodale Publishing

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