Oregano tea drinking has been a tradition in cultures around the world for centuries. Compounds and minerals found in oregano, such as quercetin, rosmaric acid, luteolin, eriocitrion, are all essential for our health and keeping our organism working at an optimal level.
Most of these compounds have anti-oxidant properties, and they can drastically affect our cells, in a positive way. They promote regeneration of cells and tissue, and keep our cells damage-free.
Consuming oregano tea aids us in multiple ways, and its properties are:
Dozens of studies have shown that regular consumption of oregano tea slows the growth of microorganisms that are harmful to humans. One specific study, published in the “Journal of Food Science” shows that minerals in oregano leaves can even fight malaria, as they slow the microorganisms responsible for causing it.
Oregano tea can also stop the growth of candida fungi, which are the main cause of yeast infections.
Quercetin, a phytochemical contained in oregano, has been proven to slow the growth of cancer cells and promote apostosis.
In a study published in 2008, in the “Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology” it shown that oregano extract improved the state of animals being tested, in cases of colon cancer. These findings were attributed to oregano’s antioxidant properties.
Making Oregano Tea:
You will need:
- 4-6 fresh oregano leaves
- 2+1/2 cups of water
- 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey
Cut the oregano leaves in order for them to release oil. Boil the water for no less than 10 minutes. Add the leaves and steep for 5 minutes. Strain the tea and add honey according to taste, and make sure you consume the tea while it’s still hot.
Oregano tea is also used for headaches, coughs, and respiratory issues. It is excellent to use during colds, and even preemptively during the flu season. The tea can also used against parasites, such as warts and lice.