Oregano: the natural antibiotic

Oregano: the natural antibiotic

Oregano became a staple for Italian-American cuisine. And although it came to our continent as "the condiment of pizza" it was quickly adopted for countless dishes such as pasta, vegetables, roast, baked meat, potatoes, fish etc. Oregano is a common component in adobes and dressings for meats and salads.

Medicinal properties

Oregano oil is an extraordinarily powerful natural antibiotic. A recent study shows that it is significantly better than 18 other drugs currently used for treating staph MRSA infections. The antioxidant phenol in Oregano destroys fungi, viruses and pathogenic bacteria.

Incredible antioxidant capacity

Oregano is very rich in antioxidants of flavonoid phytochemicals and phenolic acids. It is the third highest herb in oxygen radical absorbance capacity [1] with an impressive score of 200,129. This herb is one of the world's largest sources of the powerful component of phenol: Thymol. Thymol is ideal for improving digestive function as well as destroying harmful microbes.

[1] In microbiology it is used as a parameter of the amount of light absorbed by a suspension of bacterial cells or a solution of an organic molecule, it is measured by a colorimeter or spectrophotometer.

The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) rates the antioxidant capacity of oregano between 3 to 20 times greater than that of any other herb. Oregano has four times more antioxidant power than blueberries, 12 times more than oranges and 42 times more than apples.

Commonly, oregano oil was used as an ear and nose disinfectant and for the treatment of respiratory and throat infections, and also for any type of bacterial or viral condition. In addition, it has properties that suppress the production of cancer cells. Oil of oregano is more efficient than dried herb; However, the dry version still contains immense health benefits.

Scientific studies have shown that oregano acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial, when applied to food or in supplement form. Oregano also has rosmarinic acid, whose properties make it a phenomenal opponent of cancer.

Oregano tea

The infusion of oregano is very beneficial for the digestive system while stimulating biliary function. It is effective in treating patients with constipation and slow digestion. It also solves sleep disorders such as insomnia, according to its natural relaxing and anxiolytic properties. Another goodness of this infusion is its ability to improve blood circulation, where it again acts as an anti-inflammatory. This helps prevent thrombus formation and alleviates headaches caused by poor brain irrigation. Likewise, oregano tea is an expectorant, and it fights both excessive coughs and bronchial conditions in general.


It is highly recommended to season salads, meat dishes and vegetables with dried oregano. While the oil can be used as an aromatic or medicinal essential oil. In short, oregano is very good for your health.

You can try spraying it behind your ear or on your neck, it will burn slightly for a few seconds. It is also possible to ingest oregano oil, placing 1 to 5 small drops in a glass of water, this dose is considered strong.

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