The name oregano derives from the Greek words “oros,” meaning mountain, and “ganos” meaning joy. Greeks and Romans would crown brides and grooms with laurels made of oregano. In ancient Greece the herb was revered for its warming, stimulating, and relaxing effects on the lung and reproductive organs especially. It remains an excellent choice for helping to relieve menstrual cramping and delayed menses caused by cold.
It is a safe, gentle, but effective herb for treating colds in infants and small children, as well as treating stomach gastritis in small children. And does NOT destroy the good bacteria of the gut.
Oregano has also been found to contain 42 times the antioxidants of apples, 12 times more than oranges and 4 times more than blueberries. One teaspoon of dried oregano will fulfil 14% of your daily vitamin K requirements.
Vitamin AB6, C, E and K
Healing benefits include:
Protects against free radical damage (powerful antioxidant)
Gut health: bloating, indigestion, SIBO, heartburn, bacterial infections, food poisoning
Powerful inflammation fighter
Fights & prevents cancer
Assists with weight loss
Colds, flus, coughs & bronchitis
Allergies, ear & sinus infections
Skin conditions: eczema, candidiasis, acne, psoriasis, rosacea, dandruff
Fights parasites, fungus, mould and yeast infections
Arthritis, joint and muscular pain
Immune health booster
Fights against MSRA, Listeria Monocytogenes, malondialdehyde and Heliobacter pylori
Menstrual issues: irregular periods, the onset of menopause and menstrual cramping
Oral health: gingivitis, toothaches, plaque and bad breath
Treats ring worm, athletes foot and toenail fungus
You can find my favourite oregano oil here (internal use)
You can find my favourite oregano essential oil here (external use)
Always consult your health care provider before starting any new supplements or herbs