This time of the year, our bodies need extra TLC. There are many measures that can be taken to ensure that the immune system stays healthy throughout the season, but one herb was unnoticed until now. We present you the oregano.
The oregano oil, surprisingly, is not part of most of the health remedies of the folks, but we will show you how you can add this amazing herb to your routine. The oregano oil has been used against many infections, ward off viruses, bacteria, and it is a powerful immunity booster. Here we will show you just 5 of the many potential uses.
1. Free Radical Damage
The oregano oil has high levels of antioxidants, and helps to reduce and prevent the cellular damage, and also reduce the overall inflammation, and also inhibit the growth of the cancer cells.
The oregano is a powerful antihistamine and reduces the symptoms of environmental and seasonal allergies and asthma.
3. Pain Relief
You can use the oregano oil to relieve the muscle soreness and pain, and also you can use it to relieve the joint and muscle pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis. The warming properties of this oil can aid the soothing effects. But, you should mix the oil with some base oil before you apply it to the skin, because if used alone, it can cause some skin irritation.
The oregano oil can stimulate the production of digestive juices and bile, helping to improve and enhance the digestion and the assimilation of nutrients.
5. Infection Fighter
Carvacrol, which is one of the powerful compounds in the oregano, and it is effective against any bacterial infections, and it is more responsive than some other herbs, like Echinacea or goldenseal in boosting the immunity of the body. Also, it is a powerful remedy for yeast infections and candida. It can prevent the food-borne diseases caused by pathogens like E. coli and salmonella, but it can help to relieve the food poisoning symptoms too. Thymol is a natural fungicide with antiviral and antiseptic properties helps boost your immune system, prevent and fight the flu and colds, and promote recovery.
Note: the oregano oil is not recommended for nursing or pregnant women because of the increased effect of blood circulation that it can have within the uterus. See your doctor if you have questions about the use of the oregano oil.