Herb - Oregano | Wild marjoram
Origanum vulgare lamiaceae Also called Wild marjoram
A perennial that can reach a height of 30-80cm, oregano is common throughout Europe, particularly in dry places. Its pointed, oval leaves grow in pairs opposite each other along the woody, reddish stems. Between July and September, round clusters of pinkish crimson flowers appear at the top of the plant, offering passing bees an abundance of scented nectar. As well as having medicinal value, the aromatic plant is also a popular culinary herb.
Oregano is rich in flavonoids, and the essential oil contains thymol and carvacrol, which have both antiseptic and antispasmodic properties.
Researchers have demonstrated the ability of thymol and carvacrol in the essential oil to act against bacterial and fungal infections. For example, in 2001, American studies showed the power of the essential oil to act against the fungus Candida albicans,This can cause thrush. The essential oil is also beneficial in the treatment of urinary,lung and intestinal infections, and is known to have a stimulating, tonic effect.
Scientists have also demonstrated the antispasmodic powers of thymol and carvacrol, and oregano infusions are recommended for coughs and bronchitis, as well as for indigestion caused by stomach spasms.
Oregano can also be applied externally in ointments and massage ., oils to help ease rheumatic pain, . period pain and headaches
Oregano can be grown from seeds, sown in autumn. It thrives in dryish, neutral to alkaline soil with plenty of warmth and sunlight.
PREPARATION AND DOSAGE
For internal use
TO TREAT abdominal wind, stomach upsets
INFUSION (see above) Drink 3-4 cups a day.
For external use
TO TREAT rheumatic pain, headaches
IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST CONSULT A DOCTOR
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