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Common Name: ORIGANUM
Scientific Name: Origanum vulgare

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Origanum vulgare


  • Perennial
  • Hardy perennial
  • Frost hardy
  • Full sun - well drained soil
  • Attract bees and butterflies
  • Good companion plant for vegetables
  • Grows well in a container

Culinary Uses

  • Combines well with tomato dishes, salads, pasta, meat (especially lamb) and fish

Parts Used

  • Leaves and flowers

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • High Thymol content. Tonic.
  • Respiratory problems, headaches, catarrh, cold, flu, nasal congestion, Bronchitis, asthma, coughs, sore throat and tonsillitis
  • Antibacterial and anti-fungal
  • Help to settle flatulence, indigestion and gastric upsets
  • Stimulates flow of bile
  • Add leaves to baths and poultices
  • One of the best antiseptics.
  • Chew leaves for toothache, mouth hygiene, wounds, itching skin
  • Calming properties, nerves
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