The Health Benefits of Oregano

3. Oregano in Folklore

According to folklore, oregano has long been used as an ailment to treat various respiratory disorders such as cough, bronchitis, croup, and asthma) and gastrointestinal ailments (from indigestion and heartburn to menstrual pain and bloating).

Hippocrates myths suggest that the herb was used in folk medicine for treating respiratory and tummy troubles—as well as an antiseptic. For instance, the Greeks used it to treat sore, scratchy throats.

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