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WRITTEN BY SNEHA EDITED BY STEPHANIE SEAROR, MS, RD, LDN
Oregano is an herb more popularly used as an extract, essential oil, or ingredient for culinary dishes. But it can also be used to make tea. Here are some science-backed benefits of oregano tea.
OREGANO HAS ANTI-
Oregano has carvacrol and thymol,. Both are shown to reduce inflammation by inhibiting the body’s inflammatory response.
Oregano’s carvacrol content can also help reduce blood glucose levels. Some studies suggest that it can also keeps the cells that produce insulin alive and functioning.
Oregano is great for diabetics
Studies show that oregano can reduce the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections, prevent colonic damage in acute and or chronic colitis, and kill infection-causing bacteria.
Oregano can be antibacterial and antiviral
OREGANO IS GOOD FOR THE GUT
Oregano can help reduce the bacterial imbalance, and improve the intestinal barrier in your gut. This helps inflammatory conditions like Crohn’s disease and food allergies.
OREGANO MAY HELP RELIEVE PAIN
Oregano’s carvacrol content has some analgesic effect for acute pain. Although it may not be as strong as aspirin and morphine, it is enough for mild pain.
OREGANO MAY HELP WITH DEPRESSION
Oregano has various compounds that have been shown to increase and prevent the degradation of serotonin, the feel-good hormone.
Studies suggest that oregano extract helps improve memory, focus, concentration and helps to keep the mind calm. This means that it may even be beneficial for anxiety.
Oregano may improve brain functions
While oregano tea may be bitter, unlike most teas that are sweet or spiced, its health benefits make it worth a try.
Ready to make this at home? Should you use oregano oil. extract or leaves to make your tea? We have the answers and tips to brewing your perfect cup