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Why Oregano?

Cuban oregano in my fairy garden it has gotten huge and towers over other herbs planted at the same time

I love oregano. Not only does fresh oregano smell so good you want to shove it in your face but it is also delicious in a lot of meals. Oregano is one of my favorite herbs because it is resilient, durable and almost impossible to kill.

One of the benefits of growing your own oregano is that you can get the authentic flavor. When you buy oregano at the store you get many different types of oregano dried and blended together.

Greek oregano a bit slower to grow but is nice to have around

Oregano when planted around your home can ward off insects and mosquitoes. It can be made into an eco-friendly insect repellent and also be used in potpourri. Oregano gives off a distinct smell, especially when fresh, and is easy to add to almost any dish.

If I had known how easy it was to grow oregano in the beginning I would have started here. I have learned that members of the mint family are hardy and sometimes invasive if not tended. They are more than just a spice to add to your dinner. Oreganos are also medically beneficial.

Cuban oregano

One of the reasons I love oregano is because it is rich in antioxidants and can assist with many things including indigestion. Some research suggests that oregano can also assist with aching muscles, colds, diarrhea, and boost overall health.

Oregano has a little bit of everything and can be a tea, tincture and oil each with it’s own uses. It is said that oregano tinctures can get rid of ringworm, and assist with arthritis. Oregano teas are said to be good for a sore throat, colds and the ability to relieve a lot of cold like symptoms.

Greek oregano

Only recently has science been investigating the medicinal qualities of the oregano plant. In time further research may discover other amazing uses for this perennial herb. It has many different varieties that are sure to show off your green thumb. Each oregano has it’s own distinct smell and taste that will never leave someone unimpressed.

Quick Advisory: oregano should be avoided if you are planning on going into surgery. Oregano has been known to increase the risk of bleeding during surgery as well as other risks.

Oregano is a nice herb that smells good and wards pests from my herb garden. It is a healthy tea and can be mixed with other herbs to assist in upper respiratory distress. Keeping oregano in your garden can not only be good for you but also for your kitchen table.

Happy herb growing.

Author: M. S. Hatfield

Working hard towards personal goals in permaculture, food security, native plants and their importance to our ecosystem. Together we can share our knowledge a grow a community or just talk about wicked cool plants. I'm still learning. If I ever get credentials I'll post them here.

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