I’ve decided it may be wise to put a small disclaimer on here. As the season starts to change from our beloved summer to fall, you may notice a significant increase in my use of the herb oregano in pretty much everything I make.
Why is this you may ask?
Oregano has been proven to aid in warding off colds, coughs, croup, and bronchitis.
Not to mention- it has a pleasant aroma as well as a delicious taste when added to food.
With the individuals whom I support daily at work (or I should say nightly, graveyard shift), the last thing they need in their lives is to get sick. For us to get sick, it is one thing- but when you’re living with a mental disability something as small as the common cold can drastically change and impact your day-to-day living. Anxiety levels tend to rise in the houses I’ve supported in, and as these rise, so does SIB (self injurous behaviour).
I’m hoping that with the added herb to their food, each of these wonderful individuals- along with their daily nutritional regimen- will have an added barrier against cold and flu season.
Thanks for reading!
Do you have any experiences with oregano to share? Please let me know in the comments below!