- Oregano has powerful antioxidant and an antimicrobial properties.
- Used topically, oregano is one of the best antiseptics because of it's high thymol content.
- Apply oregano (dried or oil) to soothe a toothache. I have experienced this one first hand, it works AMAZING for toothaches. Put a pinch of the dried stuff on and around the pesky tooth.
- Add to warm water to make a teasan (tea), and it helps soothe coughs and asthma.
- Add to a cheese cloth or coffee filter and put in a warm bath to soothe tired achy joints and muscles.
- Plant oregano along side beans to enhance their growth. Oregano's potent smell deters insects which commonly infest bean plants. However, it should not be planted alongside broccoli or cabbage.
- Oregano reduces swelling and inflammation.
- Consuming fresh oregano can also help fight infections such as the flu and colds.
- It can soothe bee stings and spider bites (bleck!).
- Preliminary tests conducted at Georgetown University suggest that oregano's antibacterial properties rival that of strptomycin and penicillin.
Do you have some non-recipe uses for oregano? If so, please share below in the comments section!
Quick disclaimer, I am not giving medical advice. Please do not use this as a replacement for seeking medical advice. I simply want to pass along some extra health benefits you may not know about in the food that you eat!