It is anti-inflammatory, which is why it is used to treat Crohn's disease, osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis and carvacrol, one of its components is used to fight prostate cancer.
According to the Digital Library of Traditional Mexican Medicine of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM):
Oregano, an aromatic plant that is used primarily as a condiment, is also possessed of certain medicinal qualities that are applied against various gastric and gynecological ailments; particularly in central Mexico.
What benefits does oregano have on the human body: oregano and its properties
Anti-inflammatory: oregano has an active principle called beta-caryophyllin (Crohn's disease) that can help in the treatment of diseases such as osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis and also for chronic disorders such as Crohn's disease, inflammatory disease of the digestive system.
Andreas Zimmer from the University of Bonn, one of the authors of a study, conducted jointly by the University of Bonn (Germany) and the Technological Institute (ETH) of Zurich (Switzerland) on oregano, noted:
Our results reveal that E-BCP inhibits inflammation.
... experiments in mice have shown that this substance is also effective against osteoporosis.
Jürg Gertsch, from the ETH Zurich (Switzerland), points out about the effect of E-BCP on the control of chronic disorders such as Crohn's disease:
This compound could become an important dietary factor in the inhibition of these types of current diseases.
Antioxidants: Oregano contains vitamin E and polyphenols, two substances that have antioxidant properties that fight free radical damage and premature aging.
Antiparasitic: there is preliminary evidence indicating that oregano could be used to treat parasites thanks to its antiparasitic properties. According to an investigation by the Faculty of Chemistry, Autonomous University of Querétaro, oregano oil, thanks to its content of thymol, cimeno, among others, would be effective to combat them.
Antimicrobial: the compound of oregano, carvacol, fights viruses, bacteria and fungi.
Expectorant properties: thanks to them it is effective to treat respiratory tract disorders, helps in the treatment of diseases such as bronchitis, asthma, cough and respiratory allergies.
What disease heals: what are the medicinal properties of oregano
As mentioned above, oregano has many beneficial health properties. To all of them is added a very important one: inducing the death of tumor cells of the prostate, thus fighting this type of cancer. This was discovered by research conducted by Long Island University in the United States. According to it, carvacrol, one of its components, would be responsible.
Supriya Bavadekar, a co-author of the study, noted at the time:
We knew that oregano has anti-inflammatory properties and that it acts as an antibiotic, but its effect on cancer cells places the spice in the category of "superspecies."
What is oregano tea good for: oregano properties
Oregano tea has multiple benefits:
To treat gastrointestinal disorders, reduce stomach upset including parasites or heartburn.
Treatment of menstrual pain.
By Patricia Carámbula