THE herbs or plants They have long since become a staple of food, not only because of their contribution as a spice or flavoring to food, but also because they provide important health benefits.
In this sense, a herb with olive green leaves and purple flowers emerges. “It is closely related to others that might help with digestion and with the fight against certain bacteria and viruses, and heart risk”summarizes MedlinePlus, US National Library of Medicine.
How to use oregano for health
He Origanwhose scientific name is Wild oreganoit is an aromatic plant widely used to season food, in particular pasta, pizza, salads, fish, meat and sauces, due to its light spicy and aromatic.
“It is characterized because it has properties antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatorywhich is why it helps fight fungi and bacteria, prevents the appearance of some chronic diseases and favors the weight loss“, describes the health portal Your Saude.
It can also be ingested in the form of tea, be used to make syrups or as an essential oil to be inhaled and enhance images related to sinusitiswhich also lead to headaches.
- Put the water to boil.
- Add several oregano leaves to the pot.
- When the water boils, turn off the fire.
- Carefully inhale deeply the vapor emitted by the oregano infusion and exhale. Repeat several times to breathe better.
He Oregano oil It is also a product that offers benefits for the body.
“Similarly, it is also applied to relieve the burning of insect and spider bites, reduce muscle pain and varicose veins,” she says. MedlinePlus.
According to the specialized portal Health 180helps to cope signs of sinusitisespecially to improve breathing and migraine.
- Mix two drops of oregano oil with a tablespoon of almond oil, until you get a homogeneous result.
- Apply with circular massages in the area of the paranasal cavities.
Mayo Clinicnon-profit organization dedicated to clinical practice, education and research, please report some cases where it is necessary consult a doctor:
- That sinusitis does not respond to treatment.
- Having sinus symptoms that last more than 10 days.
- Symptoms do not improve after seeing your doctor.
To be more precise, the Portuguese health portal Your health lists other benefits provided by regular consumption of oregano:
Daily infusions of oregano tea help lower cholesterol called bad or LDL for its antioxidant properties, such as flavonoids, thymol and carvacrol, thus preventing cardiovascular disease.
oregano is good antispasmodic and increases the production of gastrointestinal juices, aiding digestion.
Act as an expectorant
Acts on the bronchi increase pulmonary secretions, which makes it a good food with an expectorant action. dry cough, common cold and laryngitis are also useful.
Fight muscle pain
Thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, oregano helps relax your muscles and reduce some pain, as in the case of stiff neck and low back pain. It can be applied to the affected area, as a poultice or essential oil.
owns a effect against diabetes by blocking some enzymes that act on glucose metabolism, brings the portal back, promoting blood sugar balance.
Prevent premature ageing
Eat oregano every day can prevent premature ageingfor flavonoids and vitamin C that help neutralize excess free radicals.
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