Te de Oregano (Oregano Tea)

What is up with this season? I feel like I have been fighting a cold every month. Before I left on our family cruise (more on that trip later), I had a stupid little cough that lingered and would not go away.

On the cruise, the ocean air cured me (temporarily), until the last day of our trip and then I was beyond sick. A horrible cold hit me bad. On our flight home, I was that person no one wanted to sit next to. I looked, sounded, and felt miserable.

I went to the doctor, but all he said to do was drink plenty of fluids and sent me home.

Every time I spoke to my mom on the phone she kept reminded me to drink te de oregano with Mexican dried oregano just like my grandma use to make: Grandmas home remedies.

When my kiddos are sick I always make them oregano tea, so I finally decided to take care of myself and made myself the tea daily.

I am always amazed how good ol’ fashioned home remedies work. Oregano has expectorant properties, so it is very useful to treat cases of excessive cough and bronchial problems.

I decided to research what else oregano tea is good for and come to find out it’s also great for digestion, insomnia, circulation, and decreases menstrual cramps.

I bought myself a tea maker that is pretty darn incredible. If you don’t have a tea maker all you have to do is strain the oregano leaves in a strainer before drinking.

Te de Oregano (Oregano Tea)

Oregano tea is great for excessive cough, digestion, insomnia, circulation, and decreases menstrual cramps.



  1. Boil water and add dried oregano leaves.
  2. After the water with the oregano has boiled, remove from heat, cover, and let steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Use a strainer and remove the oregano leaves.
  4. Serve hot. Sweeten with a spoonful of honey if desired.

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Photography by Jenna Sparks