Scientific Name:Origanum Vulgare
Family: Oregano is part of the Lamiaceae family.
These are some of the most common species of Oregano:
- Golden Oregano
- Greek Oregano
- Small leaf Oregano
- Mexican Oregano
Medicinal Uses for Oregano:
- Oregano is commonly used for oral infections.
- Oregano helps with respiratory infections.
- Oregano helps with gastro intestinal issues, including parasites.
- Oregano contains an oil that is known as carvacol, and carvacol helps to break down the bad bacteria’s defences and makes it vunerable to your immune system.
Type: Oregano is a perennial in Zones 5 and above.
Time to Plant is in the spring or after the last frost.
Time to Harvest is in the spring through until fall.
Location: Oregano like full sun.
Soil Type: Plant oregano in a rich, moist and well drained soil.
Diseases and Pests: Oregano is mostly pest free.
ADVICE FROM MY GRANDMA’S GARDEN:
Oregano is a very intrusive herb, so we suggest that you plant it in a bottomless pot and place the pot into your garden.
Oregano can be stored fresh in the refrigerator for up to one (1) week if wrapped in a moist paper towel.
Gather a small bundle oregano, tie bundle with twine and hang up-side-down in a paper bag and store in a dry, warm, dark place. When it is completely dried, remove any stems and store the oregano flakes in an airtight jar such as a mason jar.
Oil of Oregano is not suggested for long term use as it can upset the essential bacteria in your digestive system.
IF YOU ARE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING, CHECK WITH YOUR MEDICAL DOCTOR BEFORE USING OREGANO.