What is Oregano?
Oregano is an herb that contains active compounds known as carvacrol and thymol. Oregano is used worldwide in cooking to flavour and preserve foods. The stem and the leaves have been used medicinally for thousands of years.
What does Oregano do in the body?
• Helps to ...Read more mop up free radicals in the body and protect cells from oxidative stress
• Contributes to our bodies defence against foreign organisms and improves immunity
• Helps to maintain stomach and gut health. It encourages the production of bile, supports liver function and the bodies purification systems and helps to maintain gut regularity
• Contributes to a healthy blood sugar level
• Supports the health of the respiratory organs and resistance to respiratory disease
• Has pain relieving properties
• Supports the health of breasts
• Improves the function of the heart, strengthens and increases elasticity of blood vessel walls as well as improving blood pressure
• Helps with the quality of sleep when the oil is burned and the aroma is released
Why do I need Oregano?
Our modern farming methods and production of food has left our soils and food with decrease nutrition content. Oregano provides some protection against free radicals which may help to make to some of the losses experienced in our modern diets.
Oregano may be used in flu season and when your body is under attack from pathogens and foreign organisms as it may help your body’s natural defences, especially those of the respiratory system.
Over 71% of the population suffer from digestive issues of some sort. Oregano may aid your body in producing bile, which is essential for digestion. Oregano may also support regular bowel movements in people who need a little bit of extra help. Oregano also helps with your body’s detoxification process, which is essential for health.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death in the UK. It makes sense to take precaution against such diseases, and Oregano may be useful to you. It may ensure that your blood vessels are flexible which may decrease the pressure on your heart.
Oregano is also traditionally used for its pain relieving properties.
How do I take Oregano?
Oregano comes either tablets or as an oil in capsules or liquid tincture.