Benefits of Kalabo Plant (Origanum vulgare)

Oregano

Kalabo plant is also called as Oregano. It is very popular as flavor herb in Eurasia, Spanish and Mediterranean cooking. It also popular as herbal plant as it is used as cure to several sickness, such as asthma, cough, and fever. The plant has a menthol aroma. Its aroma could be the reason that it is popular for cooking in Mediterranean. Besides, it has more antioxidants, minerals and full of fibers, and rich in omega 3. Oregano has several health benefits:

  1. Oregano leaves and flowers are used as antiseptic for cuts and burns. Oregano contains thymol, a crystalline substance that has antiseptic and fungicide properties.
  2. Oregano is also used as herbal medicine to cure respiratory and stomach ailments.
  3. Oregano oil extracts help treat cold, mild fever, and indigestion.
  4. Oregano tea is believed to have a soothing effect and helps in getting restful sleep.
  5. Tea made with oregano is also used to relieve flatulence and menstrual pain.
  6. Oil derived from oregano leaves offers relief from toothaches. Rub a few drops of oregano oil on the teeth and gums after every meal and at bed time to reduce bad breath.
  7. The oregano herb is also a good source of fibre.
  8. Oregano is a relatively good source of calcium, iron, manganese, Vitamin A, C and K.
  9. Used as a steam inhalant, oregano helps clear sinuses.
  10. Oregano oil helps in controlling acne and pimples. Add two drops of oregano oil to any face wash when cleaning your face [recommended: twice daily].
  11. Externally crushed oregano leaves are mixed with oats and hot water and pounded into a paste. When applied over swelling, itching and aching muscles, eases pain. It also provides relief when rubbed on affected joints [twice daily] in case of arthritis.
  12. A few drops of oregano oil rubbed on the scalp at night help control dandruff. You may experience a mild warming sensation, which is normal. Wash off with a shampoo next morning.
  13. Oregano oil helps remove lice from hair.
  14. Oregano oil helps cure infections of fingernails.
  15. Oregano oil when rubbed on the chest and inhaled as vapors directly from the bottle several times in a day, helps clear the passage in cases of asthma.

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