For centuries, many people around the world have been used oregano tea as a natural remedy for treating many health issues. Oregano is a great source of apigenin-7-O-glucoside, luteolin-7-O-glucoside, eriocitrin, quercetin, luteolin, and apigenin. Also, it contains phytonutrients including phytonutrients thymol and rosmarinic acid known for their strong antioxidant properties, which can prevent oxygen-based damages to cells in the entire body.
According to many recent studies, oregano has a stronger antioxidant impact in the body in comparison to BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), synthetic antioxidants that are commonly added to processed foods. Furthermore, the International Food Journal of Sciences and Nutrition published a study in 2007 which showed that LDL (bad cholesterol) levels can be significantly reduced by a regular consumption of oregano tea.
A number of studies found out that oregano has powerful cancer-fighting properties because it contains phytochemical Quercetin, known to have the ability to kill cancer cells.
The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology published a study in 2008 which showed that oregano extract improved cancer symptoms in laboratory animals who suffered from colon cancer. It is considered that this is due to the strong antioxidant properties of oregano. However, further clinical studies need to be done so this can be completely confirmed.
Health Benefits of Oregano Tea
- Improves digestion
- Reduces anxiety and depression
- Relieves cold and flu symptoms, as well as headaches
- Relieves back pain
- Reduces excess gas, bloating, and urinary problems
- Helps in the treatment of allergies, eczema, ear infections, and canker sores
- Reduces fatigue
- Treats head lice and warts
Oregano Tea Recipe to Heal sinusitis, strep throat, and infections
- 6 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
- 2 ½ cups of water
- 1 tablespoon of organic raw honey
- Tea strainer
Cut the leaves in order to release the oil. Boil the water for 10 minutes and add the oregano leaves. Let it steep for 5 minutes then strain the tea and add the honey. In order to get the best results, you should consume this tea while it is still hot.
Source: Moving To Organic