What is Oregano?

Oregano: panacea for the immune system

OreganobloemThe world around us charges the body constantly with bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. A strong immune system defends us against these invaders, but sometimes we can use some support. Herbs provide us with high doses of vitamins and minerals. Their scents change our mood and refresh our minds, but more importantly they help the immune system to become stronger. Oregano has the most potent ability to increase the resistance.

Origanum vulgare is derived from the Greek ‘oros’: mountain and ‘ganos’: joy. In ancient times, the herb was by Aphrodite elevated to peace symbol. As they wove bridal wreaths of the herb to symbolize love and respect. Romans gave each other bunches of oregano as a sign of friendship.

This herb is also known as mountain joy. Aristotle reported that turtles who swallowed a snake, immediately had to eat oregano to do not die, so oregano was also welcomed by people as an antidote.

Greeks and Romans used oregano to flavor meat, fish, vegetables and wine. Also it is said that farmers grazed their cattle on fields where many oregano growing in the belief that the meat would taste better. In ancient Egypt, it was already known that oregano could cure.


Oreganobloem 2Oregano tackles harmful bacteria, as well as free radicals. As a result, oregano is a true boost to the immune system. Oregano has an analgesic effect in:

Neuralgia and rheumatic pains. It helps with arthritis, flu, colds, shingles, cough, asthma, slow digestion, poor appetite, low blood pressure, worm infection, cramps, fungal, bacterial and viral infections.

Oregano is a very powerful natural antibiotic, it neutralizes free radicals and slows down the aging process. It is an extremely powerful antioxidant. Oregano is also a natural pain reliever. It is attacks yeast, bacteria and viruses directly and those these invaders are attacked and dehydrated. It helps with digestive problems.

Oregano is also an antiviral agent, attacks herpes and even the flu, it helps against inflammation and congestion. It continues to work against stomach cramps, nervousness and other internal problems. Oregano is used in mucosal inflammation of the stomach, mouth, and throat. Oregano is also used to treat depression and anxiety, migraines and nervous headache.

It helps the natural defenses of the body. Because of this it is also used against lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome. There is a lot of manganese, vitamin K, minerals, iron and calcium in oregano, it also contains vitamin E, antioxidants and fibers. Products with fibers stimulate the body to make bile salts thus reducing the risk of colon cancer is reduced considerably.