Oregano tea recipe that will cure cold and flu infections.
It’s that time of year again, everywhere you go people are coughing and sneezing their germs on you and everyone you know seems to have a cold or the flu.
Flu season happens every year, but that doesn’t mean that you have to fall victim to it every year. There are ways of protecting yourself fro viruses and infections using a really simple ingredient – oregano.
You might have only ever used oregano to flavor your cooking (it goes great on pizzas), but this powerful little spice will actually come in handy in helping you ward off, and recover from winter infections such as strep throat and sinus infections.
You can get a hint of how powerful a herb is usually by smelling it, and oregano is no different. The stronger the smell, usually the more medicinal the herb. Oregano leaves contain over 40 medicinal compounds all which help the body in different ways.
The leaves are rich in three compounds known as polyphenols, flavonoids and anthocyanins – all of these are famous for their antioxidant properties and are found in much more concentrated measures than in any other fruits or vegetables.
Antioxidants are so important for the body because they help protect against free radicals, the atoms that disrupt the cell walls and can cause cancer. The more antioxidants your body gets, the better equipped you are to fight off a range of illnesses.
The leaves are also packed with antivirals, and it is this quality which makes them so great for killing bacteria that causes infections in the throat, ears and sinuses.
Oregano tea is known to-
- Treat sore throats
- Kills parasites
- Heals headaches and back pain
- Fights sinus ear and throat infections
- Reduces inflammation
- Boosts the immune system which helps fight colds
- Helps ease nasal congestion
- Improves circulation
- Increases metabolism
- Keeps your digestive system regular
Oregano tea recipe
If you are using fresh oregano leaves you need two cups of water and 1/2 -1 tablespoon of the leaves.
If you are using dried leaves, you need a tablespoon of these leaves and two cups of water.
Chop the fresh/dried leaves (chopping the leaves releases more of their active compounds) and put them in the two cups.
Pour the leaves with hot water and let the mixture steep for about ten minutes. The tea will be ready to drink after around 10 minutes when the nutrients have had time to be absorbed.