Features and secrets of the competent use of oregano during pregnancy

Features and secrets of the competent use of oregano during pregnancy

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Oregano is a fragrant seasoning and medicinal plant. For help in the treatment of gynecological diseases, she received a second name - motherboard.

Possessing healing and flavoring properties, the plant has long been successfully used in cooking, perfumery and medicine.

Consider in the article whether it is possible to drink decoctions or use the plant for cosmetic purposes for pregnant women. Let's also talk about the nuances of aromatherapy.

In the early stages

Eating oregano increases the production of the hormone estrogen... As a result of a change in the ratio of the level of hormones in the blood, the body malfunctions. The consequences are difficult to predict - uterine bleeding and miscarriage are possible. Loss of blood can be fatal.

During pregnancy, it is not recommended to use medicines and potent herbs. The motherboard belongs to such herbs. In the first trimester, the child's nervous system and brain are formed, the use of oregano in any form can affect these processes.

The group of particular risk includes:

  1. women over 33;
  2. girls under 20 years old;
  3. suffering from preeclampsia and uterine tone.

Important! Oregano belongs to abortions!

At a later date

It is not recommended to use the motherboard inside during the entire pregnancy. But in the later stages, the herb can be consumed, albeit exclusively for cosmetic purposes.

It is not recommended to use masks and creams based on oregano extract... Easily absorbed through the blood, the substances enter the body of the mother and child.

In the second and third trimesters, oregano can only be used for external use and for aromatherapy.

Use in small doses

A young and healthy body of the expectant mother is quite capable of coping with a small amount of oregano... But is it worth risking not only your life and health, but also your child?

Cosmetic use

Hormonal changes during gestation often affect the appearance. The skin becomes inflamed, acne and acne appear. The sebaceous glands are unstable, the fat content of the skin increases. To eliminate such problems, it is recommended to wash your face with an oregano-based broth.

Decoction for oily skin


  • 5 tablespoons of dry herb;
  • 500 ml of water.

Cooking method:

  1. Pour oregano into an enamel pot and add water.
  2. Bring to a boil, cool slightly.
  3. At this time, you can make a steam bath for your face.
  4. When the broth has cooled completely, strain and pour into a convenient bottle.

Apply with a cotton pad morning and evening to cleansed skin for fourteen days. Take a week off, repeat the course.

Cosmetic ice for skin firmness


  • 2 tablespoons of oregano;
  • a glass of boiling water.

Cooking method:

  1. Pour boiling water over the herb and let it brew for 2 hours.
  2. Strain and pour into an ice cube tray.
  3. To freeze.

Wipe clean face and neck with ice cubes in the morning.

Facial cleansing tonic


  • 6 tablespoons of herbs;
  • 3 cups boiling water.

Cooking method:

  1. Pour oregano with water and leave for 5-7 hours in a dark, warm place.
  2. Then strain and pour into a convenient bowl.

Wash your face two to three times a day.

Hair care

Decoctions and tinctures of oregano are also used in hair care... Masks and rinses on the following basis:

  • protect hair from harmful external influences;
  • normalize the fat balance of the scalp;
  • eliminate dandruff;
  • reduce hair loss;
  • promote rapid hair growth;
  • restore the structure of hair follicles.

Hair rinse


  • 2 tablespoons of oregano;
  • 250 ml of water.

Cooking method:

  1. Pour dry grass with water, bring to a boil over low heat.
  2. Cool to a comfortable temperature.

Wash your hair with shampoo, rinse with water. Rinse hair in a decoction of oregano, gently pat dry with a towel. Rinse off is not required.

Oregano has strong tanning properties. After the first application, the hair may become coarser and drier. If dryness persists, it is better to refuse to use oregano.

Treatment of wounds and abrasions

Oregano has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. It is widely used to treat purulent wounds, scratches and abrasions.


  • 2 tablespoons of oregano;
  • 1 cup boiling water

Cooking method:

  1. Pour boiling water over the herb and leave for an hour.
  2. Strain.

To wash the wounds twice a day, in case of severe inflammatory processes, it is recommended to increase the number of treatments up to 5 times.

Use in aromatherapy

Oregano oil is used in aromatherapy. It has a calming, antidepressant effect. For insomnia and nightmares, it is recommended to apply one or two drops to the pillow.... It is not recommended to apply it on the skin - the oil contains quite active components that can penetrate the body through the skin.

The smell of oregano is a remedy for the prevention of colds and the treatment of headaches.

Use oregano in aromatherapy during pregnancy with caution, in small quantities. Consultation with a specialist is recommended. Grass mother has many useful properties and can help in solving various medical problems while carrying a baby - the main thing is to use it correctly. Consultation with a specialist is recommended.

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