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Oregano: Properties, benefits and uses of this medicinal plant

 

Oregano , Origanum vulgare , a medicinal and aromatic plant with a very pleasant and characteristic smell easily recognizable when used in cooking recipes. But in addition, the use in natural remedies of this plant in popular medicine has been very varied by different ancient cultures due to the medicinal properties of oregano .

Oregano leaves are mainly used for medicinal purposes, which are oval, petiolate and covered by hairs. We can use oregano internally by preparing it as an infusion and tincture and externally by applying the infusion locally, the essential oil of oregano diluted in a base oil for massages or in water to steam and infused oregano oil.

Oregano is a plant that belongs to the botanical family of the Lamiáceas  or Labiadas , as well as other medicinal and aromatic plants as beneficial as Rosemary  and Mint .

When looking for oregano, the best thing is to buy Organic Oregano to obtain a product of the best quality and without toxicity.

I encourage you to grow the oregano plant because in addition to being able to use this wonderful plant and have it on hand, you should know that oregano is a natural remedy to repel ants .

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Active principles and medicinal action of oregano

The oregano plant has flavonoids, tannins, phenolic acids, essential oil (carvacrol, thymol, origanene).

Within the medicinal action of oregano we can highlight that it is antialgic, digestive, antidiabetic, anticatarrhal, deworming, antiseptic, carminative, antitussive and bequic, emmenagogue, anti-inflammatory, estrogenic, tonic, antioxidant and expectorant.

Medicinal properties and benefits of the use of oregano

oregano benefits To alleviate the symptoms of colds and colds, prepare an infusion with oregano leaves. Add hot water to a cup in which we will have put a teaspoon of dried oregano leaves, cover and let it rest for 3 minutes. Then we strain and drink little by little when it is tempered.

In general, oregano is a very beneficial medicinal plant for conditions of the respiratory system due to its anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antiseptic effect. Make baths or baths with a few drops of oregano essential oil.

Prepare an oregano oil  or dilute rosemary essential oil in base oil (sweet almonds, argan, coconut, olive) and massage areas with arthritis, rheumatism, muscle pain, lumbago, sciatica, trauma (without open wounds), dislocations , etc. to mitigate pain and stimulate improvement.

Oregano is a plant that stimulates blood circulation both externally and internally.

If you have gas and flatulence problems, in addition to the fact that oregano will help prevent it, it helps you eliminate them and alleviate their discomfort. Take it as an infusion after meals.

We can use the oregano infusion externally to clean wounds, sores, insect bites, etc.

Relieve coughs by gargling with the warm oregano infusion. You can also combine oregano with thyme.

We can improve the cases of fluid retention with the infusion of oregano.

Oregano may stimulate the production of estrogens, female hormones that decline during menopause.

For cases of fever, we can reduce it with the help of an oregano infusion. It should be taken at room temperature. You can also soak a clean cloth in the oregano infusion, add apple cider vinegar and apply the cloth on the head.

If you have menstrual cramps or PMS, oregano will come in handy. You can massage the abdominal area with oregano oil and / or drink oregano infusion. This plant is very useful for pain.

Due to its antioxidant action, oregano is a natural way to improve our defenses and the functioning of our immune system.

Oregano can help lower blood glucose or sugar levels in people with diabetes.

By making swish or rinses with the infusion of oregano we can take care of the health of our mouth in a natural way.

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