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Name: Oregano

Scientific name: Origanum vulgare

Family: Lamiaceae 

Flowering period: June - August

Description :


Oregano is an aromatic, herbaceous, perennial and shrubby plant, native to the Mediterranean and Central Asia. It is cultivated even in very poor, dry and stony soils, and it can reach the  20-80 cm. Its flowers are white-purple in colour and they appear during the summer months. Oregano is collected during the flowering of the plant. The small branches are dried in special sheds or dryers and then rubbed and sieved.


Usage & History:


Oregano is the main spice of the Mediterranean countries and a key ingredient of Greek and Italian cuisine. In addition to the characteristic aroma and taste it gives to food, it also has several medicinal properties. The ancient Greeks knew its healing value and used it by drinking its tea. The father of Western medicine, Hippocrates, used oregano for protection against respiratory and gastrointestinal problems, and was one of the first to recognise its antiseptic properties.

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