Oregano – herb, medicinal properties
Oregano has several names in English, such as: dusmanca, brass color, phallus, motherboard, peppermint forest, zenovka, amulet, bone crunching upland grass.
The name of the herb comes from its smell. The aroma of the oregano smells like oregano and thyme. The taste is tart, spicy. Worldwide herb used as seasoning for various dishes….
Oregano is common in Russia, everywhere except the far North, it can be found in glades in the woods, on the edges of forests and rivers, fields, grows on dry and Sunny places.
Collect grass for medicinal purposes in the second year, during flowering. Cutting off the tops of the plants at a height of 15-20 centimeters, the less stems the better raw material for further drying and processing. Dried plants under a canopy or in well-ventilated areas.
Video about oregano, it’s therapeutic properties, contraindications and the recipe of tea:
Medicinal properties of oregano
In the grass contains a lot of phenol, essential oil, tannins, thymol, mineral salts, vitamin C and polysyllabic chemical elements. Essential oils contain large amounts of carvacrol, which is an antihistamine and a good antibiotic.
Oregano drugs have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, expectorant, cholagogue, diaphoretic and diuretic.
The use of oregano
Used in the form of tinctures, infusions, is used externally in the form of baths, ointments and oils.
Oregano used for bronchitis, hypertension, insomnia, pustular skin diseases. The plant is well stimulates the gastrointestinal tract and stop stomach cramps, vomiting, improves appetite. Try oregano to use when cancer of the prostate. The mixture from the flowers of oregano and yarrow is used to treat such diseases as eczema. In diseases of the bronchi use decoctions of plants, when applied well separates viscous sputum and is excreted from the body. The essential oil also has a stimulating and tonic effect, is effective in urinary tract infections, lung diseases and intestinal infections. For external use apply the ointment and massage oil for headaches and rheumatic pains.
Usage recipes oregano
1) In the neuroses. headache. insomnia
15 mg of crushed, dried herbs pour 1 Cup (200 mg) of boiling water,insist 30 minutes, filter and take 2 tablespoons 3 to 4 times a day 20 minutes before meals.
2) In bronchitis and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
20 grams of dried ,flowering tops of the herbs fill one liter of boiling water, insist 10-15 minutes. Take half a Cup of infusion 3-4 times daily before meals.
100-200 grams of dry grass, pour 2-3 liters of boiling water, infuse, strain and pour into the tub.
Contraindications to the use of oregano
Contraindications to the use of oregano as there are none. Grass has no toxic action, but still you need to consult a doctor, especially if you are allergic, pregnant and have severe cardiovascular disease.