Oregano tea has been used for centuries all over the world. Why? Maybe because it has an abundance of healing agents and immune boosters to treat unwanted ailments and so much more.
Oregano contains many essential compounds including quercetin, eriocitrin, luteolin-7-O-glucoside, apigenin-7-O-glucoside, luteolin, apigenin, and rosmaric acid, which are known to be very powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants drastically inhibit oxygen-based damages to cells throughout the human body.
Studies have even shown Oregano has a stronger impact on the body than BHT or BHA which are synthetic antioxidants that are added to foods. Not only is oregano tea packed with antioxidants to keep you healthy but studies have also shown it can lower bad cholesterol.
In a study published in the International Food Journal of Sciences and Nutrition in 2007, it was shown that drinking oregano tea does have antioxidant results as well as resulting in lowered LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.
The herb also treats bronchitis, asthma, heartburn, cramps, bloating, headaches, muscle pain, fatigue toothaches, and gum disease.
Its anti-inflammatory benefits also treat osteoporosis and arteriosclerosis.
Numerous studies found that compounds in oregano can fight cancer. It contains quercetin, which is known to slow cancer growth and also promote apoptosis.
A 2008 study published in the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology found that oregano extract improved indicators of cancer in laboratory animals who had colon cancer, an effect the authors attributed to oregano’s antioxidant properties.
Oregano tea recipe
- 4-6 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 tablespoon organic raw honey
- Tea strainer
- Boil the water for about 10 minutes
- Add oregano leaves and let steep for about 5 minutes
- Strain the mixture and add the honey
- Drink and Enjoy! (preferably while it’s hot to reap all of the benefits)
Oregano tea uses:
- Coughs, headaches, bronchial problems, swollen glands
- Depression, flu, head lice, warts and athlete’s foot
- Constipation, parasites, fungus
- Lyme disease, colitis/gastrointestinal disorders, canker sores
- Echerihia coli
- Eczema, ear infection, sprains, colds, and back pain
- Indigestion, excess gas, bloating, urinary problems
- Allergies, burns, bleeding, fatigue