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Video: The Use Of Oregano In Medicine
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The use of oregano in medicine
Infusion from the herb of oregano, collected during flowering, has long been used for many diseases. Oregano essential oil is a component of ointments used as a pain reliever for toothache.
Oregano herb extract is included in the composition of a complex preparation approved for use in medical practice as a means that has an antispasmodic effect and promotes the release of stones from the ureters, enhances bile formation and bile secretion, has an antiseptic effect and reduces inflammation in the urinary tract, increases diuresis and improves hepatic blood flow … This magic remedy is called "Urolesan".
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The popular use of oregano is very diverse. The plant is used internally for gastrointestinal diseases (stomach and duodenal ulcers, cramps in the stomach and intestines, flatulence), lack of appetite, with a decrease in gastric acidity, chronic constipation, diarrhea, as an analgesic and carminative, with vomiting, with worms and hemorrhoids, with liver diseases.
It is used for colds, catarrh of the respiratory tract, colds, angina, cough, pulmonary tuberculosis, bronchial asthma, asthmatic bronchitis, as well as with high blood pressure, headache, absence of menstruation. Its infusion is used for sexual disorders, rheumatism, as well as for various female diseases. The popular name of the plant "motherboard", characteristic of the Slavic languages, is not accidental and reflects the high efficiency of the plant in the treatment of disorders of the female reproductive system.
Oregano preparations are effective for diseases of the central nervous system, neuroses, epilepsy, with increased sexual excitability, insomnia, paralysis, asthenic syndromes. In such cases, the infusion of oregano is taken orally and rubbing or taking baths from the herb infusion.
This plant is used in folk medicine as an external pain reliever, as well as for firming and aromatic baths (50 g of herbs per 10 liters of water) and compresses. Outwardly, oregano herb is used for edema, furunculosis, eczema, for washing wounds, for pustular skin diseases and diathesis in the form of lotions, compresses and medicinal baths. It is used for rinsing for gingivitis, diabetic periodontal disease, as well as for washing the head and rinsing for allergies, psoriasis, skin disease, hair loss, dandruff, migraines or insomnia.
For a long time in folk medicine, infusion of oregano is used for gout, rheumatism, kidney damage.
An infusion of oregano herb is used for menopause, diabetes mellitus, impotence, neurosis (a tablespoon of crushed raw materials is poured with a glass of boiling water, insisted for 30 minutes, filtered, taken half a glass three times a day before meals).
An infusion of herb oregano and lemon balm is drunk for menopausal disorders, for diabetes mellitus (a tablespoon of a mixture of herbs in equal proportions is poured with a glass of boiling water, infused for 30 minutes, filtered and taken half a glass 30 minutes before meals).
An infusion of oregano herb (external) is used for lotions, compresses, rinsing, douching (a tablespoon of chopped grass is poured with a glass of boiling water and insisted for 2 hours, filtered).
Oregano herb infusion for baths is used for menopause, neuroses, goiter. To do this, 50 g of grass is poured into 10 liters of hot water, covered with a lid, and left for 6 hours. Then the infusion is filtered into a bath with a water temperature of + 37 ° C. Take a bath at night. After a 12-14 minute bath, the body is soaked with a warm sheet, and they rest in bed for at least an hour. Then they put on warm dry clothes and drink a glass of tea with oregano before bed.
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A decoction of the leaves in folk medicine is used for certain diseases of the respiratory tract, as a sedative and diaphoretic (boil 15 g of dried herbs in a glass of water and take 1 tablespoon three times a day).
Taking a decoction inside eliminates bad breath, strengthens the gums in diabetic periodontal disease, regulates carbohydrate metabolism, especially in women in the climacteric period, therefore it is used in recipes for fees specifically for diabetic patients of this category.
Tea. Mix 3-4 parts of rose hips and leaves, one part of rowan and oregano herb. Crush dry fruits. Pour 1-2 teaspoons of this mixture with a glass of boiling water, bring to a boil and leave for 1-1.5 hours in a porcelain or enamel bowl. Add honey or sugar to the infusion to taste.
This is an excellent multivitamin, anti-sclerotic agent that has a beneficial effect on the body's metabolism. When treating oregano, it should be remembered that it adversely affects the course of pregnancy. To avoid miscarriage for pregnant women, it is dangerous and contraindicated to use this plant. It is undesirable to take infusion of oregano and with hypersecretory forms of gastritis.
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