Oregano is an aromatic, perennial succulent which grows to about one meter in height. The leaves, which put forth a strong sweet smelling odor, is heart-shaped and fleshy in nature. The small flowers are white or pale purple in colour.
Its medicinal uses:
- Promotes the flow of urine
- For the expelling of gases, flatulence and griping pains from the stomach and bowels
- Promotes menstrual flow
- Strengthens and gives tone to the stomach
- Gives tone and vitality to the body
- Indigestion, discomfort or pain
- Good for asthma and acute abdominal pain
- Cough and bronchitis
- Kidney problems and epilepsy
- Jaundice, gout and rheumatism
- Sores, ulcers, boils, sprains and swellings
- Sore throat, headache and urino-genital disorders
How to use:
- The juice of the leaves is recommended for dyspepsia or indigestion, discomfort or pain, cough, bronchitis, kidney problems, epilepsy, jaundice, gout and rheumatism.
- The juice acts as a good ointment when applied externally for sores, ulcers, boils, sprains and swellings.
- The heated leaves applied externally relieves sore throat.
- Application of the fresh pounded leaves relieves headache.
- The decoction of the leaves is a good remedy for urino-genital disorders.
- In the case of extracted juice, one should administer 1 tablespoon every hour for adults but only 3 to 4 teaspoons a day for children. For external application, use as needed.