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What Are the Health Benefits of Oregano?

Oregano

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  • Oregano contains vitamins A, C, E, and K, as well as fiber, folate, iron, magnesium, vitamin B6, calcium, and potassium
  • Oregano has anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and anti-fungal effects, and may kill MRSA, listeria, and other pathogens
  • Oregano essential oil may be useful for respiratory ailments like colds and flu
  • Adding oregano to meat before cooking may help reduce the amount of toxic compounds created by the cooking process

By Dr. Mercola

Oregano is a wonderful herb, both to use in your cooking and to use therapeutically as needed. Its name means "mountain joy," and oregano was revered as a symbol of happiness by the ancient Greeks and Romans.


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