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Oregano

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Oregano

  1. 1. OREGANO
  2. 2. What is Oregano? • Oregano is a warm and aromatic yet slightly bitter herb in the mint family. • Good quality oregano has a pungency that numbs the tongue. • Oregano is an herb with many health-promoting properties. • Natural remedy
  3. 3. Health Benefits •Oregano contains high amounts of: • Omega-3s •Iron •Manganese •Antioxidants.
  4. 4. Oregano Oil • Is considered to be antibacterial, antiparasitic, antiseptic, antiviral and immune stimulating. • Known in natural health communities • It is often used internally during illness • Externally for skin infections (including yeast) though it should be diluted before use • To help promote healthy gums
  5. 5. How to Use • Oregano Oil can be consumed as an herb in culinary uses, a tincture, tea or essential oil • can be consumed to speed recovery during illness. • Oregano Oil (diluted in coconut oil) can be used on skin infections to boost healing. • Oregano oil can be mixed in to oil as part of an oil pulling routine.
  6. 6. •Diluted oregano oil taking internally can help with allergies. •Oregano oil diluted in olive oil can be rubbed on sore muscles and joints for pain relief. •Dried oregano, in combination with other dried herbs like basil, rosemary and thyme, can create an effective facial steam for loosening congestion and calming coughing. •It can be diluted for effective use on athletes foot and fungal infections. •Oregano oil can be helpful in redding the body of ringworm when used topically. •It can be effective in removing warts when used diluted on the skin.
  7. 7. Side Effects and Warnings • Mild side effects include stomach upset. • Oregano might also cause an allergic reaction in people who have an allergy to plants in the Lamiaceae family. • Oregano is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts during pregnancy

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