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Oregano tea for cough

oregano herb tea

Dried or fresh leaf of oregano can be made into a tea by steeping 1 to 2 teaspoons (5 to 10 grams) in hot water for ten minutes. Strain tea, drink unsweetened or  sweeten with honey or sugar. This tea can be consumed three times a day. I Used oregano to seasoned meat as well. Oregano tea tastes similar to the Jamaican mint tea.

Fresh oregano (Origanum vulgare)

oregano (Origanum vulgare)

Oregano was used extensively by the Greeks for conditions ranging from convulsions to heart failure. Nineteenth-century American Eclectic physicians (doctors who recommended herbal medicines) employed oregano as both a general tonic and to promote menstruation.

Oregano is an aromatic perennial herb that can grow to about two feet in height. It is native to the Mediterranean region but is cultivated worldwide. 

Botanical names: Origanum vulgare

Dried oregano (Origanum vulgare)

dried oregano

This dried herb contains several constituents, including volatile oil (up to 3%), such as carvacrol, thymol, and borneol, plus flavonoids, rosmarinic acid, triterpenoids (e.g. ursolic and oleanolic acid), sterols, and vitamin A and vitamin C.  The thymol and carvacrol contents in oregano are responsible for its antimicrobial and antifungal effects. Oregano is a gas-relieving herb that may be helpful in calming an upset stomach.

 

How to make oregano tea

Dried or fresh leaf of oregano can be made into a tea by steeping 1 to 2 teaspoons (5 to 10 grams) in hot water for ten minutes. Strain tea, drink unsweetened or  sweeten with honey or sugar. This tea can be consumed three times a day.

Note: In addition to European oregano, there are several types of related species, including Greek/Turkish oregano (Origanum onites) and Mexican oregano (Lippia graveolens, Lippa palmeri). These should not be considered substitutes for true oregano, though they may have similar properties. The leaves as well as the volatile oil of these various species are used medicinally, but must be carefully distinguished as they are quite different. Always use the European oregano.

Oil of Oregano benefits

Volatile oils from oregano have been shown to have significant antifungal action. Oil of oregano has been shown to effectively inhibit the growth of Candida albicans. The oil (50% or greater dilution) may be applied topically twice a day to areas affected by athlete’s foot or other fungal infections. The affected area should be covered by the oil with each application. Oil of oregano is good for Chronic Candidiasis,

Oil of oregano

Oregano side-effects

Oregano leaf is very safe. There are no known risks with oregano leaf, neither of these references mentions oregano oil.

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