Oregano (Scientific name Οriganum Vulgare Hirtum – Greek Oregano) is an aromatic herbaceous, perennial, native and shrubby plant of 20-80 cm. Its quality is considered one of the best in the world. The flowers are white-purple and bloom from June mainly until August depending on the region.
Main active ingredients: Carvacrol, Thymol
Mythology & History
The word oregano means “ornament of the mountain” and comes from the words “mountain” (mountain) and “ganos”, which means “beauty”, due to its beautiful pink and purple flowers.
Oregano was used in herbal medicine even by the ancient Greeks. As a decoction they drank it to cure abdominal cramps but also against poisoning.
Dioscorides considered oregano to be one of the best medicines and recommended it to those who had lost their appetite.
Method of preparation
In a kettle with water, boil 1 kg of oregano for a few minutes, strain it and drink it.
For the bath We pour a decoction of oregano in the bath water, to soothe and tone our skin. (Boil for a few minutes, 80-100 g of oregano in 1 liter of water).
Gargle Gargle 2-3 times a day with oregano decoction, for mouth problems, ulcers and toothache