Oregano (Latin name Origanum Vulgare) belongs to the Lamiaceae family. It is a flowering plant and thrives in temperate climates. As a result, Greek oregano is considered one of the best because of the quality and rich aroma it offers. It blooms from July to October and attracts wildlife. Matzourana is a related species to oregano and that is why it is sometimes called wild marjoram.
Health Benefits and Uses
Oregano has been used as both a culinary and medicinal herb for thousands of years. It helps with digestion and respiratory system. The leaves, flowers, and stems are strongly antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, and mildly tonic. The tea from this plant can treat colds, influenza, mild feverish illnesses, indigestion, stomach upsets, and painful menstruation. It is strongly sedative and should not be taken in large doses, though mild teas have a soothing effect and aid restful sleep. Externally, oregano is used to treat bronchitis, asthma, arthritis, and muscular pain. It has a high content of phenols and flavonoids, based on laboratory research. This plant is one of the best natural antiseptics because of its high thymol content. Oregano also helps the heart by protecting it from hypertension and arteriosclerosis.
- In a bunch
Country of Origin: Greece
Pregnant women should not use oregano for medical reasons.
Caution! Herbs should not be consumed uncontrollably. Consult your doctor before consumption. They are not substitutes for drugs and can cause side effects and allergies.