How to use oregano for medical benefits…
Oregano can be administered in many ways. You can use fresh or dried oregano leaves, in its oil form, or taken as tablets as a supplement.
A common way to use oregano is by steeping tea. The tea can be made with fresh or dried oregano. About 1 to 2 teaspoons (which is 5 to 10 grams) should be steeped in a cup of hot water for 5 minutes. The recommended dosage of this tea is up to three times daily.
Moreover, oregano oil can be applied topically for treatment of microbial infections, such as athlete’s foot or other fungal infections. The oil needs to be diluted by 50% or more before application, and it can be applied twice daily.
Oregano Tea Recipe
- 1 drop oregano essential oil (we recommend this)
- 3 tablespoons oregano tea leaves, dried
- 1 organic lemon, freshly squeezed, increases bioavailability
- 1 teaspoon raw organic raw honey (we recommend this)
Put 3 cups of pure drinking water in a small pot on the stove, turn off heat when boiled. Add oregano leaves and allow to steep for five minutes and cool. Strain the leaves and add honey to taste, if desired. Drink warm throughout the day to reap its maximum benefits.
Due to its potent antioxidants, antibacterial, anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties, oregano has many possible health benefits.
Oregano is rich in vitamins A, C, E and K, fiber, calcium, niacin, manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, and the carotenoids lutein, zeaxanthin, and cryptoxanthin.
Its antioxidant power and proven disease prevention are incredible. In fact, oregano has one of the highest antioxidant activity ratings, which is excellent for neutralizing free radicals.