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Oregano is not only strong on the taste, it is also strong against microbes.

Besides being great on pasta, oregano’s antibacterial properties can help you fight an infection or beat a cold.

This herb’s anti-yeast benefits apply to yeast in your body as well as those growing on your body surface. That is why some naturopaths recommend taking oregano internally as well as applying to your skin to treat conditions like athlete’s foot.

Others have also used this herb for easing muscle aches.

References
[1] Collins, Elise Marie. An A-Z Guide to Healing Foods: A Shopper’s Companion. San Francisco, California: Conari Press, 2009. Print.


Cindy L. TJOL is trained in Psychology, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has several years of experience writing on natural health on the internet. Follow her on her blog and read her other articles at Insights On Health.com.