The most used ingredients in home remedies, especially the ones for the cold and the flu, are lemon and ginger. But there are also other ingredients, including herbs and spices, that can help you fight against infections. One of the least recognized natural remedies is oregano tea and essential oil.
Why you should drink oregano tea?
Oregano has potent anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties. It also contains iron, fiber, manganese, calcium, vitamin E, omega fats, and tryptophan which help support the immune system as it fights against infections. It can even fight against the drug-resistant MRSA, osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis. And there is more! Oregano can also treat bronchitis, asthma, heartburn, cramps, bloating, headaches, muscle pain, fatigue, toothaches, and gum disease.
Experts say that oregano is so beneficial because of its high antioxidant content. Actually, as reported by the Journal of Clinical Nutrition, oregano has 42 times more antioxidant powers than apples.
Another recent study, published in the International Food Journal of Sciences, showed that the antioxidants in oregano tea can also reduce the levels of cholesterol. And another study, published in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology showed that the oregano’s anti-oxidants can also improve colon cancer in laboratory animals.
Oregano tea recipe
Experts say that oregano increases the production of sweat and helps the body detox. For even better results you can add oregano oil to a diffuser and breathe in the steam.
Here’s the recipe!
- 4 – 6 tablespoons of fresh oregano leaves
- 1 tablespoon natural raw honey
- 2 ½ cups water
First, you need to boil some water in a small pan. In the meantime, slice the oregano leaves and when the water starts boiling, add them to the pan. Simmer on medium heat for 10 minutes and then remove the pan from the heat and let it simmer for another 5 minutes. After that, strain it, add the honey and consume it hot.
Drink a hot cup of this tea after a heavy meal in order to improve digestion, prevent gas production and constipation. You can also let the tea to cool down and apply it to your skin in order to treat acne and dandruff. It is also important to stay hydrated, get a lot of sleep, and eat whole foods. You can also take hot baths with a couple of drops of oregano and eucalyptus essential oil in order to open your airway and clean up your sinuses.