in the woods can be found inconspicuous grass with a pleasant smell.She likes to hide in the bushes, but it can always be found and identified by a distinctive flavor, because of which it is often used in perfumes.But it turns out, this herb is not only smells, but also has medicinal properties.
How and where to grow oregano
Oregano (forest mint Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness , dushnitsa, bloshnichnik) - perennial herb of the family grubotsvetnyh height of 30 - 80 cmwith leafy oblique (often creeping) rhizome.Stems erect, quadrangular, branched, covered with soft hairs.Leaves are oblong, pointed, purple flowers with pinkish-purple hue, small, numerous, gathered in large panicles.The fruits consist of four bare brown round-ovate nuts enclosed in a cup.It blooms in July - August, the fruits ripen in August - October.
Oregano is widespread in most parts of our country.It grows between bushes, on edges, forest glades and grassy slopes in the lowland, foothill and midd
As a medicinal plant used aboveground part of blossoming.Harvest oregano in dry weather during flowering, cutting off the flowering tops up to 20 cm. You can not pull the whole plant from the root, as it leads to the death of the thickets.The collected materials are dried immediately in case of delay the start of drying the raw material is easily warmed and lose nutrients.
for drying the raw material spread in a thin layer on paper or cloth.In good weather, raw material, if it is to turn 1-2 times daily, dry week.Drying was stopped when the stems are broken when bent.The output of raw materials is about 30% of the freshly marjoram.
chemical composition and effects on the human body
Grass and flowers of oregano contains up to 1.2% essential oil Essential oils and conception: can help roses? , tannins, flavonoids and ascorbic acid.The seeds contain up to 28% fatty oil drying.
Oregano has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, relaxes muscles, soothing, choleretic, diuretic, diaphoretic, anthelmintic and deodorizing effect.It increases the secretion of digestive glands and motor activity of the intestine.
How fragrant oregano seasoning used in cooking.The essential oil of oregano is used in the perfume industry.
Use of Oregano in medicine
marjoram alone or mixed with other plants in the form of fees or teas prescribed to increase appetite, improve digestion (especially in the secretory failure of the gastrointestinal tract), inflammatory diseases of the gallbladder and biliary tract, diseases of the bowel, accompanied by constipation and bloating.
for colds, accompanied by inflammation of the bronchi and trachea, oregano is used as an expectorant.It is part of the collection of breast, and sweatshop tea gathering for gargling in the treatment of angina, chronic tonsillitis and inflammatory diseases of the gums.Infusion of oregano are encouraged to take as a sedative and anticonvulsant.In folk medicine, oregano is used in rheumatism and gout, as well as painful menstruation, menstrual irregularities, and as anthelmintic.
marjoram and used externally in the form of lotions, compresses and therapeutic baths for pustular skin diseases, septic wounds, eczema and diathesis diathesis in children - an integrated approach children.
Oregano should not be used during pregnancy because it can cause a miscarriage Miscarriage - whether it can be insured? .
how to prepare medicines out of Oregano
Of Oregano preparing infusions and tinctures:
- infusion of oregano pharmacy briquettes, one slice pour a glass of boiling water, to insist 15-20 minutes, filter and take intoin the form of heat for half a cup 3-4 times a day for half an hour before meals;
- infusion of marjoram reception inside: two tablespoons dried minced raw material is placed in an enamel bowl, pour a glass of hot boiled water, heated in boiling water (for water bath) for 15 minutes, cooled for 45 minutes at room temperature, filtered, the remainingraw materials squeeze, the volume of the resulting infusion topped with boiled water to the original level;Take half a cup half an hour before a meal twice a day;The prepared infusion stored in a cool place no more than two days;
- alcoholate oral: tablespoon dried minced raw pour 150 ml of 70% ethanol and insist 7-10 days in a dark place at room temperature;take 30-40 drops 3-4 times a day before meals.
drink infusions of oregano is not only useful, but also pleasant.