Oregano is one of the most popular spices in the world. Although it is most commonly used in the Mediterranean, because of its pleasant scent and taste it goes well with a variety of food and there is no reason not to start using in the preparation of your favorite dishes, especially salads, soups and stews.
In addition to being a classic and essential seasoning for pizzas and tomato dishes, and gives the dishes a stronger flavor, this herb (which many cooks believe that actually tastes better when it is dried) is 42 times richer in antioxidants than apples, 20 times richer than other spices, 12 times richer than oranges and four times richer than the blueberry.
Oregano is good for the heart
In addition the oregano contains a number of minerals such as copper, niacin and beta-carotene and other nutrients. The oregano also contains omega 3 fatty acids that improve the performance and the health of the heart. Omega 3 fatty acids protect the health of the entire cardiovascular system, and will prevent the build-up of plaque on the walls of the blood vessels and therefore reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Oregano is good for the whole body
Oregano, like basil and rosemary contains, a so-called, Rosmarinic acid. This powerful antioxidant helps prevent cell damage caused by free radicals, thereby reducing the risk of cancer, heart disease, atherosclerosis and premature aging. Since it is characterized by anti-inflammatory effect, the rosmarinic acid is effective in the treatment of allergic asthma.
Oregano helps in the treatments of flu, colds and headaches
This plant stimulates the digestion and the liver and gall function and is successfully applied against acute and chronic sinuses inflammation, viruses, flu, colds and chronic headache.