What you need to know about oregano
Oregano has been used as a seasoning for sauces and soups, meat, fish and vegetable dishes for a long time. It perfectly matches with many spices, especially with basil, black pepper, rosemary and marjoram. But do you know the benefits of this plant?
Oregano is used in preparation to treat neuroses, hysteria, insomnia, epilepsy, hypertension, atherosclerosis, it is recommended for people who have stomach and intestinal cramps, chronic gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers, liver and gall bladder diseases.
A short list of useful features of oregano:
- It regulates the digestive tract;
- It inhibits inflammation and eases cough;
- It tones;
- It relieves headaches;
- It has a diuretic effect;
- It strengthens the immune system;
- It is suitable as a preventive measure against dental caries;
- It has antibacterial effect;
- It calms central nervous system;
- It stimulates the secretion of bile;
- It promotes sweating.
While some may think that oregano is a cure for all diseases, drinking oregano tea can sometimes be harmful. It is not suitable for pregnant women (may provoke a miscarriage) and in the first months of breastfeeding.