Oregano’s Healing Ability
Oregano (Origanum vulgare) – The name oregano refers to more than two dozen species of this sweetly scented spice, which is also known as wild or sweet marjoram. While the many varieties of oregano are said to subtly differ in flavor, they all contain essential oils with remarkable and similar healing abilities one of which is oregano for coughs. Oregano was first valued by ancient Egyptians, who used the perennial herb as both a preservative and an antidote to poison. In the eighteenth century, it was considered to be useful for oregano for coughs and asthma. Recent research confirms oregano’s use as an antibacterial and antifungal treatment for all manner of respiratory ailments. Oregano is also effective in stimulating the appetite and alleviating tooth pain.
Therapeutic Effect of Oregano:
Antispasmodic and choleretic, or bile stimulating, oregano is often prescribed for indigestion, flatulence and stomach pain and bloating. In addition, oregano acts as an expectorant, helping to clear congestion linked with coughs, bronchitis and asthma.
Components: The essential oil in most Orenano species contains the constituents carvacrol and thymol, both recognized for their ability to help slow the growth of bacteria, loosen phlegm, soothe the digestive tract and destroy most fungi and worms. The spice also contains tannins, flavonoids, resin and bitters, which are said to stimulate the appetite and aid digestion.
Buy Oregano Essential Oil
Herby, woody, yet slightly spicy, Oregano Essential Oil’s main effect seems to be on the digestive system, soothing the stomach and calming intestinal spasms. It may combat acidity, stomach gas, and encourage appetite. Perfect for diffusion, bath, steam inhalation, compress, and massage.
Scent Characteristics: Herby, woody, yet slightly spicy.
Warning: Keep out of reach of children. Highly concentrated, dilute properly before use. Keep away from eyes & mucous membranes. Not to be used during pregnancy or while nursing.
The herb’s spicy, minty flavor makes it popular in the kitchen, too; it often appears on top of pizza and in pastas, soups and sauces.
Starwest Botanicals Carries Dried Oregano
Dried Oregano is a wonderful addition to so many dishes that you prepare for family and friends. Now you can find the finest dried Oregano at Starwest Botanicals, a certified bulk herbs processor committed to bringing you the quality Oregano Spice with exceptional customer service and fair prices.
Organic Oregano is likely one of the first ingredients that you would think of to put into a lovely tomato-based marinara sauce for use over pasta. A sprinkle of oregano on top of a green salad that contains robust cheese crumbled on top and olives makes the vegetables all come alive on the palate. Fresh ripe summer tomatoes, roasted eggplant rounds and mozzarella are beautiful sliced, then arranged on a platter and sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil, black pepper and some oregano. Beautiful new red or fingerling potatoes coated in olive oil and sprinkled with oregano, black pepper, salt and a little paprika, then put into the oven to roast, make a glorious side dish for your next chicken dinner. You can also consider adding some oregano to your chicken marinade for a pleasing poultry addition. Scrambled eggs or scrambled tofu can be easily livened up with the addition of a little oregano, cumin, and pepper as well as a tiny touch of turmeric, along with grated Colby Jack cheese near the end of the cooking time. This makes a wonderful organic oregano-seasoned filling for corn or flour tortillas, which can be served with guacamole, salsa and sour cream.Oregano Dried Spice from Starwest Botanicals comes in cut and sifted, powder, as well as organic and kosher forms for your convenience.
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