Oregano for IBS
Oregano Tea for IBS
Oregano is also known as marjoram in some countries and has been used for centuries, originally by the Greeks, for curing a variety of ailments. The ailments that oregano was used to treat in ancient times include a vast range of conditions from convulsions to heart failure.
Oregano contains two volatile oils, thymol and carvacol, that act as anti-spasmodics, increase the production of gastric juices, ease bloating and gas, and relieve menstrual cramps.
Oregano also aids nausea and morning sickness, and has a calming effect as a muscle relaxant. Many people also have oregano tea or oil for the onset of a cold due to the benefits it has on the Stomach.
Many people who suffer from IBS have also found oregano oil to be very beneficial in relieving painful symptoms. Oregano can be administered in a variety of ways to obtain beneficial effects. A common way to administer oregano is by steeping tea. The tea can be made with fresh or dried oregano. Just use 1 to 2 teaspoons, steeped in hot water for approximately 10 minutes, strain and serve. In addition you may wish to add this amazing herb to your daily cooking.