Oregano’s antimicrobial activity may help reduce the viral and bacterial invaders that can cause a runny nose. Plus, the strong aroma could help break up some of the congestion. Coupled with honey, which has shown in human studies to break up coughing and congestion, this Oregano Stuffy Nose Tea could be helpful for various respiratory complaints. Here are a few studies.
Adults, do not exceed one cup a day. Avoid with children and certain medical conditions. Further, do not drink for a prolonged period exceeding two weeks.
Oregano is very easy to grow in the garden. In freezing months, it can also be grown in a pot by a sunny windowsill indoors. Pictured below is my oregano, grown in the Eastern side of my backyard, in a pot buried in the ground.
It is good to harvest oregano leaves before the plant has flowered. Leaves can be frozen or dried. Click here to read more about harvesting oregano: How to Harvest Oregano.
Post by: Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA (ARC), Professional NAHA and AIA Member, LMT
Post Updated: 12/11/18