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.
- 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!