Oregano

Origanum vulgare ssp. hirtum

Oregano

Oregano is a native plant of the Mediterranean with wide spreading mostly in eastern Mediterranean. Its name comes from the ancient greek word “origanon”, that comes from the word “oros” and ancient greek version of the verb “to love”, because of the presence of the plant in heights. In ancient Greece oregano was used as a seasoning in cooking, and it was also used for its numerous therapeutical properties.

Hippocrates used oregano for curing stomachaches and for conditions of the respiratory system. Nowadays its use is very common in Greek and Italian cuisine, and it is becoming very popular in other countries too. A lot of up-to-date studies show that oregano has powerful antibacterial, antifungal and antioxidant properties.

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