Infusion of oregano

The characteristics of the Origanum vulgare

The genus Origanum is part of the Lamiaceae family, and two species belong to this genus, which are widely used in cooking. These are Origanum vulgare, simply called oregano, and Origanum majorana, called marjoram. From these plants, through the drying of the leaves, spices are obtained which are mainly used as seasonings in the kitchen. Oregano is used a lot in Greek cuisine, and also in our Italian cuisine: it is used to season pizza, tomato sauce, roast meat. Its peculiarity is that over time it does not lose flavor, on the contrary, it intensifies its aroma. Not everyone knows, perhaps, that using oregano to season dishes helps people suffering from meteorism to fight this problem. But this is not the only virtue of oregano.

The oregano plant

The name oregano comes from two Greek terms, namely oros, which means mountain, and ganos, which instead means splendor. Hence, oregano is the splendor of the mountain: and indeed its plant is very pleasing to the eye, and generally grows in mountainous areas. Its flowers are white-pink, and gather in graceful spikes on the top of the stems. For culinary use, the leaves and the apical tops are collected; in herbal medicine the whole plant is used, both fresh and dried. From the oregano plant, for example, an essential oil is obtained that has beneficial virtues, if used as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic. Very effective, as well as aromatic, is the infusion of oregano, which can be used to treat various diseases, and soothe the symptoms of some common ailments, such as colds.

The properties of the oregano infusion

The infusion of oregano is prepared using two or three teaspoons of the dried plant, placed in a container and then covered with 250 ml of boiling water. The oregano must be left to infuse for ten minutes, closing the container with a lid. The resulting liquid, before being drunk, must be filtered to eliminate all residues of oregano itself. The infusion is drunk, once it has cooled, two or three times a day. The infusion of oregano can be used in three cases: if you are cold, as it contains flavonoids; if you have gastrointestinal disorders, as it is an antispasmodic and promotes intestinal transit; if you suffer from menstrual pain, as oregano is a natural pain reliever. Also, drinking oregano tea is good for you in any case,

Infusion of oregano: Other properties of oregano

The infusion of oregano, therefore, can also be taken simply for a preventive purpose, and not just to cure ongoing illness. Furthermore, being very aromatic, it also serves to purify the respiratory tract. Furthermore, the infusion of oregano is effective in treating a very common imperfection, namely cellulite, as it drains excess fluids in the body, which are the main culprits of the annoying orange peel. If desired, you can also take a bath by infusing a few handfuls of dried oregano in the tub: it helps to relax and unwind, and relieves physical exhaustion. Another aspect that has recently been discovered in oregano is that it may also have anti-tumor properties, in particular, it would help fight prostate cancer, as it destroys diseased cells.

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