Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Oregano

Origanum vulgare

It is native to the west or southwest of Eurasia and the Mediterranean region. It is a perennial herb that forms a small stubby bush of about 45 cm. in height. The stems are red, the leaves grow between 2 and 4 cm. and flowers are tiny, white or pink, protected by small reddish leaves. Propagation occurs by seeds. Oregano prefers very sunny places and it is very easy to grow.

Applications:

Oregano is an aromatic herb valued for the intense flavor it lends as a condiment in the preparations of food. It is also a medicinal plant with digestive, carminative, antioxidant and expectorant properties.

Origanum vulgare