Health Benefits and Other Uses of Oregano

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In this article you will see The Health Benefits of Oregano and Uses of Oregano

What is Oregano?

Oregano with a scientific name of Origanum vulgare comes from a Greek name which means “mountain of joy”. Oregano is a perennial herb and is one of the healthiest, powerful and versatile herbs that are used for culinary and medical purposes for thousands of years. Oregano can be consumed as fresh, dried, paste and oil. But I think the most popular one is the dried one that can be bought at the supermarkets. It is the staple herb of Italian-American cuisine. It combines well with spicy foods. It is also used widely in Turkish, Palestinian, Lebanese, Egyptian, Syrian, Greek, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish, Philippine and Latin American cuisines in different ways.

Health Benefits of Oregano

1.) It helps treat indigestion because of its compounds thymol and carvacrol.
2.) It helps treat bloating
3.) It helps treat burn
4.) It helps treat flatulence
5.) It helps treat coughs and colds
6.) It helps in treating urinary problems
7.) It helps treat bronchial problems
8.) It helps treat headaches
9.) It helps treat swollen glands
10.) It helps relieve menstrual cramps
11.) It helps treat respiratory tract disorders
12.) It helps treat skin disorders
13.) It helps treat toothache. The wild oregano oil includes thymol which has antiseptic qualities that will decrease the pain of the tooth ache.
14.) It helps promote menstruation
15.) It helps relieve fever


Upon elaborating the many health benefits and uses of oregano, we can say that oregano is a powerful herb. The many nutrients found in oregano can help improve our body. And aside from its health benefits, it is an herb that also has many uses in our daily cuisine. Eating is essential to our body and some of us are already conscious in what we eat so why not try to add oregano in our daily food. We are not only adding aroma and spice on it but little by little even without noticing it we are already benefiting on the herb.

Importance Notice:

This herb does not serve as a medicine but as a supplement. Before taking any medicine always consult your physician.


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author avatar Ptrikha
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Great uses of this herb.

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author avatar yayang0405
7th Jun 2014 (#)

Yes Ptrikha. Thanks for stopping by.

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