Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Oregano Good for cough relief and Has Anti-aging properties

It always remind me when having cough is this herbal medicine Oregano. My mother steams it and mixed it with a lemon and that will be good for my cough. It helps also relieving for my sore throat. Here will give you more idea about this Herbal medicine

Oregano (Scientific name:Origanum vulgare) it is also known as Wild Marjoram, Mountain Mint, Origanum, Wintersweet and Winter Marjoram. Oregano is a known herbal medicine for its strong anti-oxidant properties. Oregano contains a rosmarinic acid compound, thymol and carvacrol that are responsible for it's anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-oxidant, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Oregano also contains flavinoids, triterpenoids, sterols, vitamin C and vitamin A.

The volatile oils in oregano and its properties are believed to be responsible for slowing the process of spoilage of food and thus minimizing the risk of ingesting harmful bacteria, parasites and fungi. The anti-oxidant properties of oregano helps fight free radicals in the body that cause cellular damage and accelerate ageing. Free radicals are believed to be involved with many degenerative diseases like osteoarthritis, atherosclerosis and heart diseases, to name a few.

Benefits of Oregano:
• Good for cough relief
• Helps prevent degenerative arthritis
• Has Anti-aging properties• help relieve osteoarthritis
• Healing wounds, insect bites & stings
• Ease asthma attacks
• Relieves upset stomach
• Treatment of urinary tract problems

Preparation of Oregano Leaves:
• Boil one cup of fresh leaves in 3 cups of water for 10 to 15 minutes. Drink half a cup three times a day for colds.
• For the prevention of degenerative arthritis and general good health drink oregano decoction daily
.• For Insect bites, wounds and stings, apply the leaves as a poultice or a compress directly on the afflicted area.


ian said...

i am a health professional and i do believe in the powers of plants, its parts, and its by-products for healing. may we know your sources/references for this article? thanks!

mothproof said...

I have the nastiest cough right now and I tried some boiled oregano leaves too. Are all oregano leaves the same? Because I've seen other varities, like the small-leafed ones. (Ours have slightly hairy leaves and juicy stems.)

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nath nathan said...

The oregano leaves directly loosen your phlegm when you squeeze the leaves after sanitizing to get the syrup up to 1 to 2 tablespoon and drink it. more effective than boiling it up to a lot of water. Oregano leaves, also can clear out your lungs if you have problem breathing because it helps to fight bacteria as known oregano leaves is also anti oxidant.

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