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15-June-2011 / quantumsniper1

Oregano Tea & Oil

Healing magic from Yiayia’s kitchen

Let’s lighten the mood a bit. Think about our health and well-being.

Here’s the skinny on Oregano (botanical name: Origanum Vulgare). Also known as “Wild Marjoram”  Originally from asia, it quickly spread in popularity through the balkan regions in Europe, and even to Britain.

Therapeutic effects

Sure. Its a pungent …. salad herb, well known and used in Italian and Greek cuisine. But it has also been used as an excellent herbal remedy for years in those cultures. Modern men and women have either forgotten, or never recognized it as a “fashionable” therapeutic treatment.

I don’t know. Whaddya think? Maybe it IS better to pop a prescription Zoloft or a Lexapro, rather than sip a nice cup of tea? I’ll NEVER make any money from my shares in Pfizer if I start brewing a nice cuppa every time I’m feeling depressed !

What’s it do? Well it not only helps with nervousness, not just depression, but also with ‘Foggy Brain’. Got any of that? How about constipation. Excess gas. Bloating. Urinary problems. Regulating women’s menstrual cycle. Fever, vomiting, diarrhea.

As a tea. Sip it hot. Avoid the sugar if you can. If you must, just add a bit of honey. Wash fresh leaves well.

As an Oil, it can fix bug bites, bee stings or venomous bites. Dandruff, and skin disorders. What about as a fungicide. Yeast infection, anyone?Toothache. Analgesic (pain killer). Got Irritable Bowel Syndrome?, or how about a bit of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

So as to properly give credit to the full source article; look here.  Don’t shirk your responsibility to look it up, now. How ELSE will you get healthy if you don’t know how long to brew the tea?

Grow your own (groan!)

Yep. In my experience, fresh is best. So start growing your own fresh herb garden. NOW. Trust me. You will be real proud of yourself once you accomplish this. Go on… get some fresh air and some dirt under your fingernails! I wont tell anyone. Greek Oregano (botanical name: Origanum Vulgare Hirtum) is the best. But then again, maybe I’m a bit biased.

Oregano spreads in the garden. So find a nice little corner to let it do its thing. Happy in shade. Doesn’t need much care except a bit of water in the heat of summer.

As a dried herb. Take a clutch of long growing sticks of the oregano plant along with its leaves and seeds. Roll / wrap them into a thin film wrap with both ends of the film open. Store in a tall glass in the cupboard. You can roll the clutch between open palms (like you’re trying to start a fire with a stick) over the casserole pot or the salad and let the dry leaves speckle your meals.

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