Oregano is a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae). The plant is perennial, grows 20-80cm tall and bears opposite leaves which are 1-4cm in length.
Oregano is herb and has been used for medicinal and cooking purposes since thousand of years.
LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Oregano is a blessed with potassium. 100g of oregano contains 36% of daily requirement of potassium.
Recent studies suggest the role of potassium in lowering blood pressure may be equally as important as a low sodium diet.
Oregano is one of the best sources of iron. 100g can provide you with twice the daily value of iron.
Iron is involved in the transport of oxygen to the tissues and is an essential component of hemoglobin. Deficiency of iron can cause anemia which is characterised by fatigue, irritability and shortness of breath.
Oregano is herb of wonderful benefits when it comes to allergies.
Oregano helps dissolve phlegm, relieves congestion.
Oregano is loaded with vitamin B6 which is required for optimal brain function.
Vitamin B6 is involved in the synthesis of neurotransmitters which carry nerve impulses. It is also involved in the production of hormones serotonin and norepinephrine which influence mood.
Vitamin B6 in oregano is involved in the synthesis of melatonin which regulate the sleep wake cycle. Oregano can a great herb to include in diet in people suffering from insomnia.
Oregano is an affluent source of calcium and can prove of aid in preventing the risk of osteoporosis.
In an era of booming food intolerances, flatulence and bloating aren’t uncommon.
With its magnificent fiber content, oregano stimulates intestinal peristalsis and gets rid of bloating and flatulence.
PREVENTS COLON CANCER
Diets rich in fiber are a promising way to prevent the risk of colon cancer.
Fiber shortens the contact time of colonic mucosa to the toxins in the intestinal content and promptly reduces the chances of colon cancer.