5 Reasons You Need Oregano

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For ages, one simple ingredient has been used to clear skin, lift moods, and strengthen the immune system. But this powerful herb isn’t expensive or hard to find.

Oregano, the popular kitchen spice, can also be used as a beneficial oil and supplement. Here are five reasons to stock up on it this winter.

Oregano for Immunity!

While many have used oregano in the kitchen, it can also be consumed as a supplement or oil! Regular use of oregano can help prevent mucus and respiratory issues caused by winter illnesses. According to Georgetown University researchers, oregano even has the ability to fight off drug-resistant bacteria.

Oregano Is an Healing Herb!

Feeling sick despite your best efforts? Have no fear. Oregano can fight off bacteria commonly associated with the cold and flu. Here are a few other helpful herbs.

Oregano for Mood

According to University Health News, the heart-healthy herb oregano can ease symptoms of anxiety and depression. It can also help the body balance stress hormones.

Oregano for Skin Problems

In the dry winter months, oregano oil helps achieve a soft, clear complexion. While its liquid form can be used as a bug repellent and hand-washing aid, it also clears up acne and common fungal infections. To smell as beautiful as you feel, you can use oregano and other natural ingredients to make your own deodorant.

A Plant With History

If you’re looking for a health solution with a strong track record, the herb oregano may be perfect for you. Oregano used to relieve body aches, cuts, and other ailments dates back to ancient Greece.

Get Started with Oregano!

Are you ready to stock up, but don’t know where to start? Try these great options from North American Herb and Spice.

Sources: 

“Natural Remedy for Depression, Anxiety, and Pain” by UHN Staff, University Health News, 6/14/16

“Oil of Oregano Benefits: 11 Things To Know About Oregano Oil” by Terri Coles, Huffington Post Living, 11/14/13

“Oregano Oil May Protect Against Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Georgetown Researcher Finds,” Science Daily, 10/11/2001

Contributor: 

Pamela Bump

Pamela is a recipient of Boston University’s Master of Science in Media Ventures. In addition to developing online content and managing social media for Taste for Life, she’s served as Health Editor/Copy Editor for the Keene Sentinel newspaper, Social Media/Member Engagement Coordinator for Boston Women in Media & Entertainment, and Editorial Assistant for MedTechBoston.com.