- Common names: Mediterranean oregano, Cuban oregano, Oreganón, Mexican oregano, Wild marjoram, Winter marjoram , Marjoram, Mountain mint, Wintersweet , Kekik (Turkish)
- Scientific name: Coleus Lour amboinicus o Origanum vulgare L.
- Oregano is a high herb with fleshy leaves, hairy and angled stem used as a condiment and as an ornamental plant. It is native to tropical Asia.
- The described properties of Oregano are: appetizing, carminative, antispasmodic and disinfectant airways. It is a general tonic and diuretic. As external use is analgesic, healing and antifungal. It is an antioxidant.
- Contains an essential oil with 90% of thymol and carvacrol. Oregano also contains terpene, phenolics and other compounds with pharmacological properties.
Dosage & Preparation
- Decoction: Is prepared from the leaves and should be taken three glasses a day.
- Also can be taken as an infusion, before or after meals.
- Use with caution in children and in people with gastritis and gastrointestinal ulcers or intestinal disorders.