5 Benefits of Oregano(2minread)

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Oregano is a perineal herb. Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is native to temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region. Oregano contains vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, calcium, and potassium. Oregano is actually more flavorful when dried versus fresh. It has an aromatic, warm and light, bitter taste.

I found it fascinating that this herb has a wealth of health benefits. There are 2 anti-oxidant compounds rosmarinic acid and thymol. Rosmarinic has powerful antioxidant compounds and which help by preventing cell damage from free radicals and also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial activities. Thymol has been used as an antiseptic, antibacterial, and antifungal actions.

Oregano has thymol and carvacrol which are antibacterial properties that help us from getting bacteria(s) which can affect the gut, skin, and other parts of the body.

Cardiovascular health is helped from Oregano because of the natural form of Omega 3’s, which are the good cholesterol helping by balancing your cholesterol levels and reducing inflammation in the cardiovascular system.

Bone health is always a concern, especially when young and when we get up there in years. Oregano contains calcium, iron, and manganese, which are the most crucial minerals for bone health.

You can use Oregano as a detoxifier because it has a high content of calcium, iron, vitamin K, manganese, fiber, and a high level of other organic compounds.

Packed with fiber, Oregano is beneficial for the digestive system by helping food get through easily and in bigger quantities by stimulating peristaltic motion.

An increase in circulation from the iron in oregano increases energy and strength. Oregano also has B vitamins which increase your metabolism.