The Indian and Chinese cultures have always believed strongly in herbal medicine. In China, there are herbal dispensaries in most hospitals. The use of herbs is an important part of ayurvedic medicine, which comes from India. Ayurvedic medicine travels hand-in-hand with yoga. It aims to bring the whole being into dynamic balance.

Oregano is also known as wild marjoram. It’s used in pizzas and stuffing. It must not be used during pregnancy, but, otherwise, as an infusion is most helpful for alleviating colds, coughs, flu and indigestion. Oregano makes a good gargle, if you’re suffering with a sore throat. Grow your own on the window-sill, or visit your local health food shop to purchase some good herbal tea-bags.