Marjoram - herbal remedies, used as a diuretic and expectorant.
It stimulates the secretory and motor functions of the gastrointestinal tract and bronchi.
Oregano (oregano, dushnitsa, motherboard, amulet, zenovka, matserdushka) - perennial herb of the genus of the family Lamiaceae Oregano.
Has sedative, expectorant and diuretic effect, increasing peristalsis. Has antimicrobial properties, it increases the appetite and gastric acid secretion.
Marjoram most prevalent in Europe and the Mediterranean. It grows mainly in open areas - edges, glades, on the slopes of hills and dry outdoor areas.
At the height of the grass marjoram slightly more than half, the rhizome - branching, stem - myagkoopushenny and branched at the top. Leaves from 1 to 4 cm, ovate, pointed upwards. Blossoms numerous small purple flowers from June. The seeds ripen in August. The smell of marjoram gentle and pleasant, vaguely reminiscent of the smell of marjoram, taste - bitter, spicy, slightly tart, astringent. Collect the second year of vegetation, cutting is usually at the height of 17-20 cm from the soil.
Herb oregano contains ascorbic acid and tannins, which are the most in the leaves and considerably less than in flowers and stems. From the collected grass can obtain an essential oil or dried for later use as a medicament or as a spice in cooking. For the essential oil of oregano herb is processed immediately after harvest hydrodistillation method. For drying, use a well-ventilated area.
In some countries, marjoram is cultivated and most commonly used in cooking as an aromatic plants, better known as oregano. It is used for making vegetable and meat dishes, pickles, baked goods, as well as in the various teas in the kitchens of different people.
The essential oil of oregano herbs used in cooking (in the manufacture of fruit liqueurs, beer and kvass), perfumes (in the production of toothpaste, cologne, soap), in folk and traditional medicine.
Producing marjoram as dried shredded vegetable raw materials in cardboard packs of 50 g and 100 g
Marjoram are used inside and externally. Inside used in the form of infusions at:
- Respiratory diseases - acute and chronic bronchitis, and acute respiratory viral infections as an expectorant;
- Secretory failure of the gastrointestinal tract;
- Intestinal, as well as to improve digestion and appetite;
- Chronic gastritis;
- Enterocolitis, accompanied by constipation or flatulence;
- Liver and gall bladder.
Outwardly marjoram is used in pyoderma and diathesis (atopic dermatitis) in the complex therapy.
The healing properties of herbs oregano - expectorant, diaphoretic, soothing, used in the treatment of colds; soothing - insomnia, neurosis, hysteria, headaches; analgesic, hemostatic, sedative - stomatitis, periodontitis, gingivitis.
Due to its properties marjoram can be used as a stimulant and general tonic. In folk medicine, it is used in the treatment of boils, abscesses, eczema, various rashes, itching dermatoses, wound healing, and as a means to regulate menstruation.
Use of herbs oregano is contraindicated during pregnancy (due to the exciting impact on the smooth muscles of the uterus), lactation and under 18 years. Also, do not use it at:
- Increased gastric secretion;
- Diseases of the cardiovascular system;
- Duodenal ulcer and stomach.
Contraindications herbs oregano is a hypersensitivity to the drug, in this case the use of marjoram is unacceptable, and the appointment of peers conducted allergy tests.
mode of application
For the preparation of infusions 2 tbsp chopped marjoram (about 10 g) is poured to 200 ml of hot water and heated to boiling for 15 minutes in a water bath. After cooling for one hour at room temperature, the infusion is filtered and the volume was adjusted to 200 ml. Take depending on the evidence on the 1 / 4-1 / 2 cup for 15-20 minutes before meals 2 times a day.
Externally the infusion, pre-Shake, apply to lotions and bath several times a day.
When using herbs oregano may be minor allergic reactions.
Herb Oregano can be purchased without a prescription. Shelf life - 2 years.