Origanum (mother) - a medicinal plant that has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and analgesic effects.
Flowers and grass of oregano contain 0.3-1% of essential oil, which consists of:
- Phenols, such as thymol and its isomer carvacrol (about 44%);
- Free spirits (about 15%);
- Bi- and tricyclic sesquiterpenes (about 12.5%);
- Geranyl acetate (about 5%).
It also contains tannins, flavonoids and ascorbic acid. Oregano seeds contain up to 28% fatty oil.
Oregano stimulates the bowels, stimulates appetite, improves digestion, relieves nausea and vomiting, stops intestinal and stomach cramps, increases menstrual bleeding and removes headache.
In addition, the herb oregano has a choleretic, diuretic, diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anticonvulsant, sedative, analgesic, wound healing and expectorant action.
Indications for use
Dushitsa is produced in the form of crushed dry raw materials in packs of 100 g and 50 g, 75 g of rectangular-shaped tiled briquettes and powder for snuffing. You can also use essential oil from oregano.
Oregano herb is recommended to take in the following diseases and conditions:
- Cold, cough, whooping cough, tonsillitis, gingivitis;
- Bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, bronchiectasis, cough, pulmonary tuberculosis;
- Pathology of the intestine and stomach, in particular, atony of the stomach, reduced secretion of gastric juice, flatulence;
- Diseases of the liver and gallbladder, including cholecystitis, biliary dyskinesia;
- Kidney pathology;
- Bad mood, insomnia, sexual over-stimulation;
- Delayed menstruation, painful menstruation;
- Convulsions, epilepsy;
- Hypertension, tinnitus;
- Worm invasions.
With a headache or a runny nose smell of oregano powder. Also, to relieve headaches with a warm infusion of herbs wash their heads.
Outwardly use infusion of oregano in the form of compresses, lotions, washings and baths for itchy rashes, scrofula, rickets, boils and boils. In the case of a toothache, a cotton swab dipped in essential oil of oregano is put on the tooth.
Oregano can not be taken during pregnancy, as it contributes to the reduction of the uterus and the threat of miscarriage.
It is not recommended to take oregano grass with increased acidity of the stomach, gastric and duodenal ulcers, severe menstrual bleeding, severe cardiovascular pathologies. Men do not want to use oregano for a long time, since with prolonged use it can cause impotence.
Homemade Oregano Medicines
At home, you can easily cook a decoction or infusion of oregano.
Infusion of cough and cold. Chopped herb oregano (1 tablespoon) is poured boiling water (200 ml), infused for 30 minutes, then filtered. Take 50 ml before meals three times a day.
Infusion of oregano for insomnia. Crushed grass (2 tsp) is poured with boiling water (200 ml), infused for 20-25 minutes, then filtered. Take 100 ml immediately before bedtime.
Compress from infusion of oregano for headache. Prepare an infusion of herbs, for which the crushed raw materials (2 tsp.) Pour boiling water (150 ml), infuse for 25-30 minutes and filter. A piece of gauze, folded in four, or a piece of natural fabric (flax, cotton) is moistened in oregano infusion, wrung out a little and put on the forehead. Usually in 45-60 minutes the headache disappears.