Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
The herb commonly used as a culinary product to flavour meat dishes and pasta. Called common origanum or wild marjoram. It is a multi-annual crop, with bushy perennials. Who would have thought that it is such a rich combination of active ingredients? Oregano constitutes one of the most effective natural antiseptics. It is a strong ant-inflammatory medication and its painkilling effect is comparable to the potential of morphine.
It was used for medication already by the ancient Greeks and Roman. Its name originated from the Greek words ‘oros’ and ‘ganos’ meaning “the joy of the mountain”. [Read more…]