One of the most used spices in cooking is definitely oregano. Its aroma and flavor are very specific and strong, but did you know that it is abundant in health benefits? People even consider it to be among the best natural remedies against many different health issues!
One recipe that can be especially helpful for you is oregano tea. It is full of antioxidants and phytonutrients which destroy free radicals and eliminate any bad cell from your body.
Oregano is abundant in Omega-3 fatty acids, minerals like magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, and calcium, but also vitamins like A, C and E, etc. Oregano is abundant in volatile oils which are full of anti-fungal, anti-malaria, diaphoretic and diuretic properties.
It can be also used as an antiseptic because it prevents the reproduction and growth of bad bacteria and germs from our body. Oregano tea possesses soothing and calming properties, so people have used it for ages to treat many different infections like sore throat, sinusitis etc.
According to different researches, oregano doesn’t harm the healthy cells. It only destroys the cancer cells. Cancer can’t spread. Still, experts advise that more studies need to be done regarding this matter.
This is an amazing spice especially used in the Italian cuisine. It should be added when you’re about to finish your cooking so that it doesn’t lose the amazing taste. Make sure you don’t add too much of oregano because the meal might become bitter.
In case you want the oregano to release the essential oils it has, crash the leaves with your palm. Combine it with vegetables like broccoli, aubergine, zucchini, cauliflower, etc. and various types of meat, especially lamb.
It can be combined with different flavorings and herbs like basil, parsley, garlic, onion, olive oil and thyme. Make sure you’re not allergic to herbs that belong to the Lamiaceae family.
If you consume the oregano tea we’re about to present to you every day, you’ll improve your immune system, decrease the levels of cholesterol, treat different health problems etc.
These are some of the health problems oregano can help you with:
Headache and back pain
Sinus and ear infection
A sore throat
Common cold, cough or flu
Constipation and urinary issues
Menstrual cramps and pain
For the oregano tea, you need fresh or dried oregano leaves. In case you want to use fresh leaves, you’ll need 2 cups of water and ½ a tablespoon of leaves.
In case you’re using dry leaves, combine 2 cups of water with 1 tablespoon of dry leaves. The hot water needs to be poured over the leaves.
Leave the tea to rest from 5 to 10 minutes. Then you can filter the tea and consume it. You’ll be amazed by its flavor as well as the health benefits.
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