Oregano: Spice and Natural Remedy

Oregano, a fragrant herb commonly associated with Mediterranean cuisine, has long been revered for its culinary contributions. However, beyond its aromatic appeal in the kitchen, oregano transcends its role as a mere spice to unveil a realm of potential health benefits. In recent years, the spotlight has shifted towards the therapeutic properties of oregano, positioning it not only as a culinary delight but also as a potent natural remedy. From tackling stubborn skin conditions such as acne and toenail fungus to emerging as a star player in the realm of herbal medicine, oregano's multifaceted nature invites exploration into its diverse applications. In this article, we delve into the intriguing intersection of oregano and well-being, exploring its role as both a flavorful spice and a compelling remedy for various ailments. Join us on a journey through the aromatic world of oregano, where culinary artistry intertwines with the healing touch of herbal medicine.



In ancient Greece and Rome, warriors applied medicinal oregano oil on their wounds to prevent infections. This versatile herb has continued to aid people over the centuries in treating a variety of ailments. Oregano has been known to promote digestion, have a positive impact on the skin, and serve as a remedy for fungal diseases since ancient times.

Today, it's been discovered that oregano is a potent natural antibiotic, even effective against antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. Sometimes, it's worth returning to the old ways of our ancestors for treatment. Despite advances in medicine, nature remains superior to scientists in some aspects.

Exploring the Natural Active Compounds Found in Oregano

Oregano is a potent source of health-promoting substances, including essential B vitamins, which reduce fatigue and help manage the body's energy levels. These vitamins also promote psychological balance, improve blood circulation, and oxygenate cells and muscles.

In addition to B vitamins, oregano is rich in essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, copper, and manganese, among others. Its anti-inflammatory properties are attributed to beta-caryophyllene, while vitamin E, vitamin K, and omega-3 provide added health benefits.

Moreover, oregano contains carvacrol, which studies have shown to be a potent killer of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Another key component of oregano, thymol, also exhibits superior antiseptic and antifungal properties, as confirmed by studies from 2016. In fact, thymol was found to be effective in treating fungal infections on fingers and toes in human subjects.

Article tip: How to get rid of a fungal nail infection

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Horst Fuchs used to say, "But wait, there's more, my friends!" Oregano is packed with antioxidants and various other beneficial compounds that promote overall human health. It's no wonder this amazing herb has been utilized for centuries to enhance immunity and alleviate acute ailments.

Unveiling the Potential Health Benefits of Oregano as a Medicinal Herb

  • natural antibiotic = helps with flu and colds
  • supports the immune system
  • can effectively treat fungal diseases
  • helps relieve cramps and digestive system problems
  • it is used for the treatment of inflammation in the oral cavity
  • may have a positive effect on the heart
  • can help with irritated skin, eczema and itching
  • helps in the treatment of acne and purulent deposits on the skin
  • improves mental well-being and helps with depression
  • used for irregular menstruation

Using oregano solely as a traditional spice would be a great loss, given its potential natural healing properties that can address a variety of health issues.

Combat Inflammation: Effective Strategies to Reduce Swelling and Pain

Inflammation can cause discomfort and even lead to serious health issues like gingivitis and slow healing of injuries. While synthetic drugs are commonly used to combat inflammation, natural remedies like oil of oregano have been shown in expert studies to have strong anti-inflammatory effects. Besides effectively reducing both internal and external inflammation, it can also alleviate pain caused by injury or arthritis.

Acne Be Gone: Bidding Farewell to Blemishes

To harness the beneficial effects of oregano for your skin, simply infuse the dried herb in hot water, strain it, and wait for the healing liquid to cool to room temperature. Use a cotton swab to apply the infusion to affected areas, leave on for 30 minutes, then rinse.

By repeating this treatment several times a week, you'll soon enjoy soft, blemish-free skin. Alternatively, try NAFIGATE's Unifying cream, which features salicylic acid and almond oil for gentle yet effective acne treatment. Salicylic acid, derived from white willow bark, helps fight inflammation, while almond oil nourishes the skin with vitamins and minerals. Say hello to a healthier complexion today.

Tip: How to Get Rid of Acne

Eliminate Skin Fungus for Good with These Proven Solutions

Toenail fungus is an often-overlooked skin condition that can be extremely difficult to eradicate. Despite classical treatment methods, many sufferers find that their symptoms persist or worsen over time. Unfortunately, some resort to potentially harmful home remedies, such as soaking their feet in unproven sap solutions. It is important to seek safe and effective treatment options, as ignoring toenail fungus can lead to serious health risks.

Nowadays, there are easier and more convenient ways to harness the power of nature in treating toenail fungus than resorting to traditional home remedies. Instead of growing oregano and making homemade creams and tinctures, there are many medicinal products available on the market. One noteworthy option is the special antifungal preparations offered by the Czech company Franail. These innovative products use biocompatible nanofibers to deliver the healing properties of aloe vera and oregano. Through years of research, Franail has successfully combined the benefits of natural remedies with the advancements of modern nanotechnology.


Revolutionizing Natural Remedies with Nanofiber Supplementation

The Franail anti-fungal product operates on the principle of wrapping the nail tightly with nanofibers to prevent the spread of fungus while releasing active ingredients from oregano and aloe vera. These ingredients heal the affected area and penetrate deep into the nail structure, while the antiseptic properties ensure a clean environment for skin cell regeneration.

Furthermore, the nanofibers act as mini plasters to effectively heal skin defects, such as cracked nails and small cracks on the skin. This forms a protective layer, allowing the nail to grow gradually. Regular trimming and the use of a specialized nail polish against fungus will ensure that the mold disappears within a few months.


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Lucie Konečná, from nanoSPACE
Lucie Konečná has been working in the field of nanotechnology for 7 years. She is a co-author of the Czech is Nano project and has been involved in building public awareness of nanotechnology. Lucie has been managing operations of the nanoSPACE e-shop since May 2020.