Cold and Flu
: Go For More Oregano
The best ways to use herbs for their health benefits:
Oregano, the well known herb that gives pizza its familiar flavor, contains powerful nutritional and health benefits.
Oregano, literally translated as 'joy of the mountain' in ancient
Greek, contains the active ingredient rosamarinic acid,
which has strong antioxidant and antibacterial properties. One study
found the herb effective against Helicobacter pylori, the stomach
bacteria that causes ulcers.
Oregano is also used to soothe sore
throats, headaches and coughs.
HOW TO USE IT: Sprinkle dried oregano
on to pizzas and other dishes. Oregano oil -- diluted at least 50
per cent with olive oil -- can be applied to the skin for it's
antibacterial and anti-fungal qualities to ward off conditions such
as MRSA and ringworm.