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Help Your Body Keep Infections at Bay with Oregano Oil

In this article, I break down the 5 benefits of oregano oil for the human body and how to create an amazing and delicious oregano spice rub that goes with everything!

5 Benefits of Oregano Oil for the Human Body

This is the continuation of The Best Herbal Oils for Hair, Cooking & Aromatherapy. You can read the previous oils featured in the series at Herbal Oils.

The oregano is native to Eurasia and the Mediterranean region. It’s a common herb in the kitchen and is mostly used in cooking Italian dishes like pasta and pizza.

It’s also used to flavor dishes like marinades and dressings. I use it sometimes in my grilled veggie marinades and love its warm and aromatic flavor.

I also feature it in Mediterranean salad dressings. 

5 Benefits of Oregano for the Human Body

  • Oregano contains vitamins A, C, and E, niacin, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, magnesium, manganese, copper, and boron.
  • Oregano is loaded with antioxidants that help the body fight off infections.
  • Oregano contains the phytochemicals, carvacrol, and thymol, two powerful antimicrobials.
  • Oregano also contains other properties that aid digestion.
  • A cross-section of conditions oregano can help protect the body from including the common cold, fatigue, menstrual cramps and PMS, headaches, and some allergies.

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Oregano Based Spice Rub Recipe

This great mix is rich and gives meat, seafood, and poultry a delicious flavor.

I use this spice rub on my salmon sometimes as it helps to mask the taste of salmon, which I’m not too crazy about.


How to Use

  • Measure the olive oil, herbs, and spices into a bowl and mix well together.
  • Rub all over your meat, seafood, or poultry and marinate for up to 2 hours before cooking – roasting or pan searing. Also works on the grill. 

DIY Oregano Oil

You can create a DIY herbal oil with fresh or dried oregano and a neutral-flavored oil. You can watch a video on how to do this HERE.

How do you use oregano and oregano herbal oil in your cooking? Did you know it had all these benefits?

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