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Scientific Name: Origanum vulgare 'Hirtum'

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  • Perennial
  • Perennial herb with purple-brown stems
  • Hardy.
  • Full sun

Culinary Uses

  • Important herb in Italian, Greek and Mexican cooking
  • Use in strongly flavoured dishes where chillies, garlic, tomatoes, onions, olives and wine predominate
  • Leaves and flowering tips are infused for tea

Parts Used

  • Leaves and flowers

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Pungently aromatic, antiseptic and warming herb
  • Benefits digestion - flatulence, stomach upsets, relaxes spasms
  • Increases perspiration - minor feverish illnesses
  • Mild expectorant - colds and influenza
  • Stimulates uterus - painful menstruation
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