Herbs: Oregano

Subject: Oregano

Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 22:29:19 +0100 ***


COMMON NAME (English/German): Oregano/Origan
LATIN NAME: Origanum
TYPE OF PLANT (annual,, etc.): perennial

MEDICINAL: For indigestion, coughs, headaches, and to promote menstruation.
bath: tonic and stimulant; relieves aches and stiff joints
EDIBLE: Best known in tomato sauce; enhances cheese and egg combinations; goes well with garlic, thyme, parsley, olive oil.
Herb vinegar--chiles, garlic, oregano with cider vinegar.
Herb oil--oregano, thyme, garlic with olive oil.


HARVESTING AND STORAGE: Snipping sprigs helps make the plant bushier. Cut low to the ground.

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