Oregano Leaf (Origanum vulgare) is called wild marjoram in many parts of Europe since it is closely related to the herb that we know as sweet marjoram. Its name is derived from the Greek words oros (mountain) and ganos (joy) since not only was it a symbol of happiness, but it made the hillsides on which it grew look beautiful.
This wonderful herb can add a warm, balsamic and aromatic flavor to many different dishes, especially those of the Mediterranean cuisine.
An antiseptic, warming herb that relaxes spasms, increases perspiration, benefits the digestion, stimulates the uterus and acts as a mild expectorant. Internally used for colds, influenza, minor feverish illnesses, indigestion, wind, stomach upsets and painful menstruation. Not give to pregnant women. Externally for bronchitis, asthma, arthritis and muscular pain.
An important herb in Italian, Greek and Mexican cooking, often used dried rather than fresh, in strongly flavoured dishes in which ingredients such as chili, garlic, tomatoes, onions and wine predominate. Leaves and flowering tops are infused for tea.
Taste and Aroma
Sweet, fresh and pungently aromatic.