Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is native to Europe, North Africa and Asia. It is sometimes call ‘wild marjoram’, because of distinctive and intensive smell caused by the essential oils (sometimes you can see it on the leaves).
Oregano has a number of potential health benefits, because of its disinfecting and spasmolytic properties. Its essential oil, called thymol is very helpful for healing skin wounds, and the tea can be used for throat rinse.
Oregano is a popular culinary herb used for various meats, sauces and salads. Delicious with cheeses (e.g. on pizza or fondue), great with roast fish or seafood. It is one of the ‘Herbs de Provence’ ingredients, a popular herb mix.
Oregano likes… a yellow cheese – cheese toast with a bit of oregano is one of the easiest and tastiest snack food.