Oregano: Not just a pizza topping

As you may know by now as we’ve explored cayenne pepper, turmeric, and other spices, kitchen herbs are not just for cooking. This time we are taking a look at the benefits of using oregano as an herbal remedy and the benefits it brings to your supplement regimen. With this blog post, you'll learn all the benefits and uses so you can start making your own Oregano Capsules at home!

 

The basics

The botanical name for oregano is Origanum vulgare. The flowering plant is part of the mint family and native to the Mediterranean and Southwestern Eurasia. While you’re probably familiar with it as an Italian culinary spice, oregano is also used as a natural supplement. Why? Read on!

 

Breaking it down

The powerful benefits in oregano come from the active chemical compounds found in it. Besides fragrance, these compounds are a rich source of antioxidants, as well as being considered antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antifungal. This includes compounds such as phenolic glycosides (known as phenols), monoterpenes, flavones, and monoterpenoids. The primary components of Oregano and the ones associated with its benefits are:

  • Carvacrol
  • Thymol

 

Health Benefits and Uses

Taken in supplement form, oregano has been found to bring about several health benefits like:

  • Great source of antioxidants
  • Fighting free radicals
  • Digestive health
  • Immune system support

 

Furthermore, the capsules are used in treating and healing conditions like:

  • Bacterial, parasitic, skin infections
  • High cholesterol
  • Colitis
  • UTI’s and yeast infections
  • Viruses

 

Oregano capsules can be both liquid or powdered (and both can be made on your own, using Capsuline products!). However, oregano essential oil must be distinguished from oregano oil, the extract. While the first is meant for topical use, (with carrier oil in order to dilute it), the second is the one used as a supplement, mostly in capsule form.

 

Final words

Just like the title says, oregano is much more than a pizza topping. Other than allergic reactions and pregnancy precautions, it is found to be a safe herbal remedy. Speak to your physician if you have any doubts or if you take any medications, to verify potential interactions that may arise from continued use. At Capsuline, we want to encourage a healthy lifestyle, where natural supplements take center and help your body reach peak performance. Consider oregano as a great source of health benefits and a natural remedy for a range of health issues and #MakeYourOwnSupplements!

 

This blog provides general information and discussions about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this blog, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

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