As the cold, winter months come along they bring with them the inevitable colds, sore throat and the flu. We all know that when it comes to treating them, the best thing is to turn to natural remedies. But which ones are the most effective? Most people would say lemon and ginger are the best, and even if they are effective, there are many other remedies that provide even better results. Nature has provided us with so many herbs and spices to choose from in order to promote our overall health and cure a number of problems.
Today we’re going to tell you everything there is to know about oregano tea and essential oils, including how to exploit its health benefits.
Why is oregano tea so beneficial?
Oregano is a herb with powerful anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties. It’s a rich source of vitamins, minerals and fiber, including iron, calcium, vitamin E, manganese, omega fatty acids and tryptophan, which boost your immune system. A stronger immune system will help you fight off infections and stay healthy. Oregano is so powerful that it can even help you with the drug-resistant MRSA>
Oregano tea can help in the treatment of arteriosclerosis and osteoporosis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It helps with bronchitis, asthma, headaches, bloating, cramps, heartburn, toothaches, fatigue and muscle pain.
Most of its health benefits come from the abundance of antioxidants. Many studies have shown that oregano actually has 42 times more antioxidants than apples. One study conducted in 2007 revealed that oregano tea can help people suffering from high cholesterol level thanks to its antioxidant content.
Another study revealed that the high antioxidant levels in oregano can help in the treatment of colon cancer in lab animals.
How to prepare oregano tea to fight off colds?
Below you will find the best recipe for oregano tea which will help you fight off the cold and the flu. Oregano is very beneficial against the common cold because it boosts sweating and detox and has expectorant properties. You can even add some oregano essential oil to your diffuser and let it do its magic.
- 6 tbsp. fresh oregano
- 2 and a half cups water
- 1 tbsp. organic honey
As with any other tea you need to bring the water to a boil. Chop up the oregano leaves and add them to the boiling water. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes on low to medium heat and set it aside. Cover it for 5-10 minutes, strain it and add the honey. Sip it hot and enjoy your healing cup of tea.
There are many other things you can use oregano tea for. If you cool it off you can use it for acne and dandruff treatment. A hot cup of oregano tea after a meal will help digestion, prevent flatulence and constipation.
If you have some medical problem, remember to take good care of yourself. Drink plenty of water, sleep well and eat healthy.