If someone says oregano, it is likely that you will think in terms of cuisine, and you would be right, as most people do think of oregano in terms of adding it in food. However, there are immense medicinal properties to oregano as well. Did you know that oregano makes a luscious cup of savory tea that works well for gas, indigestion, bloating, coughs, urinary problems, bronchial problems, headaches, and swollen glands as well as induce and regulating a woman’s menstrual cycle? No? Well, we researched about it and we are amazed about oregano healing properties. Many swear that is can cure fevers, diarrhea, vomiting, and same jaundice.
We even found historical evidence that oregano was used as an external medicine: they used its dried leaves by crushing them and adding just enough water to create a paste-like substance, applying it to cure arthritis, itchy skin, sore muscles, and swelling. We definitely know that if you want an all-natural, a relaxing and soothing bath use oregano leaves in the bath water.
In Jamaica, people burn Oregano scented incense to ward off coughs and other respiratory distresses., which we are not surprised as it is used by Greeks when you have a cold.
Italians went a step further – in Italian cooking you will notice a distinct relationship between the uses of oregano in combination with basil. The two always seem to create the perfect marriage, especially in a tomato sauce. Oregano is also used on many vegetable dishes as well as a seasoning on various meats. The Greeks would never consider cooking without oregano in their pantry. The famous Greek salad boasts its flavor of oregano.
It is simply amazing how Nature provides with one simple ingredient and we turn it to so many uses, from health to cooking to vitality. Next time you come across a bag of oregano, just think what many great thinks you can do with it – your imagination is the limit!
And to prove that we found a great video on how to make an amazing salad dressing with oregano which you can store it in your fridge – all natural!