Oregano, (Origanum vulgare)
Oregano is also called origanum or wild marjoram. Its origin is from the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is actually a perennial herb. Furthermore, it is native to the Mediterranean countries. It is a small evergreen-like subshrub.
Health Benefits of Oregano
The scientist does need to do much more research to confirm the benefits of Oregano, however, there is some evidence that it really can help with:
- Fighting Bacteria
- Known to provide relief to inflammation
- It can regulate blood sugar and lipids
- Helps fight cancer in some studies
Oregano provides our body with dietary antioxidants. It can help eliminate free radicals which can cause cell damage.
Excellent source of Vitamin K, E, Fiber, manganese, iron, and calcium. Also a 0 Calorie leaf!
Fresh Oregano is a great antibacterial agent. It contains thymol and carvacrol or phytonutrients that help prevent cell damage. It is loaded with Antioxidants.
It has been found in test tube studies that oregano and its components may protect you from some viruses. (Although still being studied so do not use that as advice on fighting or preventing the deadly covid virus) Studies they did were tested on a viral infection that causes diarrhea nausea and stomach pain within one hour of treatment. The other study was how they found that thymol and carvacrol inactivated 90% of the herpes complex virus within one hour. (Links go right to the actual scientific study results.