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Oregano – How Grandma kept you healthy

Top reasons Oregano benefits your health

The use of Oregano to benefit health, dates back to the days of the Greeks and Romans. The name Oregano means “mountain of joy”. Oregano contains the vitamins A, C, E and K, as well as fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, calcium, and potassium. Oregano is also known as “wild marjoram” in Europe.

Oregano is an Antioxidant that supports the immune system

The active ingredient in oregano is rosmarinic acid, which gives oregano strong antioxidant properties. Oregano has 42 times the antioxidant levels of an apple. Oregano is a better source of antioxidants than fruits, berries, cereals, and vegetables.
Oregano is an effective Anti-fungal and Antibacterial
Research has shown essential oils from Oregano may kill food borne pathogens and super bugs like MRSA. Oregano may be used in soaps and disinfectants, as a natural disinfectant. Use of anti-biotics in soaps and cleaning products may have created super bugs like MRSA. Thus, using natural herbs like Oregano may be a safer alternative.

Oregano stops Inflammation

Oregano contains beta-caryophyllin, a substance that inhibits inflammation and may also be an alternative form of treatment for conditions such as osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis and metabolic syndrome. Natural health care providers are also including Oregano in the diets of chronic pain patients, as a drug free option to control their pain.
Oregano is useful to help the body fight Upper Respiratory Infections
Oregano has anti-viral properties, and has been shown to help those with upper respiratory infections. Sprays containing aromatic essential oils may be used as soon as you start to come down with a cold or the flu. Oregano also activates sweat glands, which help to detox your body and remove unwanted phlegm from your lungs.

Consultation at Atlas Chiropractic with Dr. Fred Schofield
Dr. Fred Schofield and his wife raised four children without the use of drugs and surgery, by promoting the life of their family through healthy eating and chiropractic. To schedule a consultation at Atlas Chiropractic in Northwest Phoenix call 1-602-938-8868