Oregano (Origanum Vulgare) 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.
Ingredients: Organic Oregano leaves and blossoms.
Oregano is perhaps the most basic ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine. It is known for the distinctive scent and taste in food nevertheless it has many therapeutical properties too.
Traditionally, it is used for problems of the gastrointestinal system and is considered to have antidiarrheal, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial action. It is used for healing inflammations of the mouth and tonsils. Modern studies have shown that oregano has strong antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and anticancer action. It contains lots of antioxidants that protect cell from damages, slow their decay and the process of ageing.
Directions: In cooking is used as a seasoning to flavor meats, fish, poultry and olives. Used in many fresh salads and especially in those who have tomato as their main ingredient.
For herbal tea. Add one teaspoon of herb per cup of hot water and steep covered, for 4-5 minutes. Strain and enjoy hot or iced, plain or add sweetener to taste.