Growing Medicinal Oregano Herbs for Its Excellent Healing Properties

Oregano is a perennial Eurasian herb of the mint family, having wonderful aromatic leaves. Growing oregano herbs for its healing properties is prevalent since ancient days. Oregano is a prominent ingredient of Mediterranean dishes. It became famous and popular due to its wide usage in pizza. Growing oregano is now common to many parts of world mainly Mexico and US.

Growing Medicinal Oregano Herbs Indoors

Growing oregano herb in a kitchen herb garden is easy. If you are confined of space, you can grow oregano herbs from seeds indoors in small pots. The plants require a bright sunny location with out a excess need of water and fertilizer.

Health benefits of Medicinal Oregano herbs

1. Oregano is an excellent antioxidant due to the presence of  high content of phenolic acids and flavonoids. Additionally, oregano has demonstrated antimicrobial activity against food-borne pathogens .Growing oregano for both of these characteristics are useful in health and food preservatives is highly recommended.

2. In the Philippines, the primary usage is of medicinal oregano is in treatment of cold and cough, instead of cooking.

3. Tonics, aqueous and oil extracts, capsules of oregano are taken for the treatment of colds, influenza, mild fevers, fungal infections, indigestion, stomach upsets, enteric parasites and painful menstruation.

4. The leaves and flowering stems are strongly antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and mildly tonic.Growing oregano in your kitchen garden will supply first aid for minor ailments

5. It is strongly sedative and should not be taken in large doses, though teas with mild portion of medicinal oregano has a soothing effect and induces sleep.

6. Medicinal oregano is one of the best antiseptics because of its high thymol content.

7.Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used oregano as an antiseptic as well as a cure for stomach and respiratory ailments.

8.A Cretan oregano is still used today in Greece to soothe a sore throat.

9. Latest news from a team comprising researchers from a UK university and NGO in India have discovered that the essential oil of Himalayan medicinal oregano has strong antibacterial properties and even kills the hospital superbug MRSA. The world is hopeful that these findings will lead to the development of hands-soaps and surface disinfectants in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

10. Oil of oregano has been found helpful against ear infections. Practitioners of alternative medicine often recommend oregano as an herb essential to aid in the recovery of a variety of ailments.

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