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Oregano
Oregano
Oregano
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Oregano
Origanum vulgare

This standard kitchen garden herb, sometimes referred to as "Wild Marjoram," is most commonly known for its use as a spice in Italian and Latin-American cooking. Oregano, a close cousin to 'Sweet Marjoram', is also used extensively in Spanish, Portuguese, Philippine, Egyptian, Syrian, Palestinian, Lebanese, Turkish and Greek cuisine. It adds a warm, spicy flavor to recipes.

Native to the warmer areas of the Mediterranean and western to southwestern Eurasian regions, Oregano is a tender perennial herb.  In colder climates, it can be grown in pots or outside as an annual.

It can grow fairly tall (up to thirty inches), has pink flowers and spreads by underground runners. The herb can be used fresh but is generally used after drying the leaves.  Each packet contains 0.1 gram, which is approximately 850 seeds.

Medicinal Herbs Oregano's medicinal properties are described as being antibacterial, anti-fungal, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, calmative, carminative, diaphoretic expectorant, and mildly tonic.

As with its close cousin, 'Sweet Marjoram', an infusion is made using two to three teaspoons of fresh Oregano, per cup of boiling water, and used for stomach ailments, providing relief from abdominal cramps in women, headaches, and respiratory issues. Bruised leaves, added to a sleep pillow, were said to help resolve insomnia.

Modern science has identified several important compounds contained in Oregano.  One, called Carvacrol, provides Oregano its disinfectant or antimicrobial properties.  According to Kelly Bright, who led a research project at the University of Arizona, "Carvacrol could potentially be used as a food sanitizer and possibly as a surface sanitizer, particularly in conjunction with other antimicrobials. We have some work to do to assess its potential but carvacrol has a unique way of attacking the virus, which makes it an interesting prospect."[2]


References:
  1. "A Modern Herbal," Mrs. M. Grieve, 1931, p. 520-521.
  2. "Antiviral efficacy and mechanisms of action of oregano essential oil and its primary component carvacrol against murine norovirus," Gilling, D.H., Kitajima, M., Torrey, J.R. and Bright, K.R., Journal of Applied Microbiology. doi: 10.1111/jam.12453, February, 2014

The Victory Seed Company does not advocate medical self-diagnosis or self-medication. Reference to the medicinal properties of plants are described here for educational and historical purposes only and are not to be construed as a prescription, prognosis or diagnosis for any disease or illness.  As with any remedies or medicines, you should consult your personal health care provider before using.

Customer Reviews Average Rating review
Nice little plant
I started the seeds inside and had a great germination rate. I then planted them in my herb garden and other gardens. Mainly for insect attraction. I was pleasantly surprised as to what a pretty plant this is. I had a huge supply of oregano all season and dried a lot for cooking and dried flower arrangements. Will be growing more this year.
Reviewed by: rosemary kelley from Southern Illinois. on 1/3/2014
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