Drinking oregano tea has been a long tradition in many parts of the world as a home remedy for some different ailments. It is mostly used to heal strep throat, sinusitis, coughs. Also useful in cancer treatment, headaches, back pain, infections and more. Some have used this tea to relieve fever, diarrhea, vomiting, and jaundice. Some herbs tend to lose some of their strength and potency in the drying process. But not oregano herb! It retains it’s all round goodness very well.
Oregano tea is also rich in iron, fiber, antioxidants, manganese, omega-3 fatty acids, etc. which makes it a healthy herb. It is also an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. It is high in vitamins A, C, and E complex, as well as zinc, magnesium, calcium, potassium, copper, and niacin.
Why Drink Oregano Tea?
Regular intake of oregano tea also helps in preventing any bacterial infections by inhibiting their growth. (1)
Oregano leaves contain more than 40 different compounds and these compounds belong to phytonutrient classes called polyphenols, flavonoids, and anthocyanins, which are all recognized for their anti-cancer properties. (2)
In a study published in the International Food Journal of Sciences and Nutrition in 2007, it was shown that drinking oregano tea help in lowered LDL levels. (3)
It is an effective mouthwash for canker sores in the mouth and is an effective topical application for the treatment of acne or sores on the skin. (4)
Oregano tea can be used for relieving an asthma attack. Inhaling the vapors of oregano also helps in clearing the nasal passages. (5)
Oregano tea is a great source of fiber which helps in controlling weight, keeping the entire body fit and also decreasing the chance of numerous illnesses. (6)
Oregano tea can be used to replace anti-inflammatory medications for reversing pain and swelling. Some report it as being nearly as high a pain killer as morphine. (7)
Healthy Oregano Tea Recipe:
Oregano leaves- 1 ½ tsp
Water- 1 cup
Honey- 1-2 tbsp (depending on the taste)
In a saucepan, bring the water to boil.
When the water starts boiling hard, turn off the flame and keep the pan aside.
Add the oregano leaves and stir well.
Leave for 5 minutes in the boiled water.
It can burn the leaves and spoil the taste of the hot beverage).
After soaking it in boiled water for 5 minutes, strain in a cup and add honey.
Oregano tea recipe is very simple! You can make the herbal tea strong by adding more leaves in the water.