Oregano: Why use this plant?

Oregano is a plant known for centuries. What are its virtues? Discover in this article the properties of this beneficial plant.


Discovering oregano (wild marjoram)

Still called wild marjoram, oregano is best known by pizza lovers. Its success in the world of health, on the other hand, is less so. We can use it to get tastier meat, and even to feed livestock. After reading this article, you'll definitely want to have it at home. Here's what you need to know about oregano.

Many medicinal virtues

Wild oregano or marjoram holds beneficial properties for health. It offers many benefits thanks to its antiseptic and expectorant properties. It is very effective in relieving ailments such as:

  • Asthma;
  • Bronchitis;
  • Fever.

To do this, an infusion of the plant is enough to get relief. Wild marjoram is also suitable for all ailments related to anxiety. These include: anxiety, stress, general fatigue, insomnia... You can also use it to relieve your inflammatory pain, migraines or rheumatism. As an antioxidant, this plant relieves painful periods. All its virtues are possible thanks to the active ingredients it contains.

Effective active ingredients

Oregano owes its many virtues to the active ingredients it contains. The tannin and phenol it contains are the source of its anti-inflammatory properties. These antioxidant properties are only possible thanks to flavonoids and rosmarinic acid. It also consists of active ingredients such as thymol and carvacrol that work effectively when oregano is used as essential oil. This plant is also used in cooking as a spice.

Highly valued culinary properties

Today, wild marjoram is much more used in cooking. It is an aromatic herb that has the advantage of making the dishes tasty. So it is used in the same way as thyme, basil or parsley. You can use it to season various dishes such as salad, stuffed tomatoes, and pizzas, as well as tomato sauces. Dry, oregano brings more flavour to your soups, stuffings or black bean soup.It is often used in Mexico to make the recipe for chili con carne.

What to remember about oregano? Having oregano at home is a great initiative. On the other hand, using it is still a better idea. This plant has significant properties and virtues. It will then be very advantageous and economical to make use of it.

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