Oregano – a Healing Herb

Abundant Raw Life

Salads and Green Smoothies for Optimum Health Salads and Green Smoothies for Optimum Health

The healthy eating/whole and living foods movement is gaining more ground by the day. More people are more often choosing to eat  natural, unprocessed. It’s a wonderful thing! For a while it was all about salads, green smoothies, (my personal favorite, as you know), and other unadulterated vegetables and fruits. Now we are learning benefits beyond taste of herbs that we heretofore have thought of as “minor” recipe ingredients.

For example, most of us know that oregano is an almost essential ingredient in good marinara sauce, even the raw-served-with-zucchini-noodles variety. It’s a popular taste enhancer with many Italian foods, and is also a very powerful herb with unique and multiple healing properties. It has more than eight times the antioxidants of apples and three times as much as the often touted blueberries. Because antioxidants improve our immune system and fight against free radicals, those little…

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