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Oregano (Origanum vulgare)

Oregano BenefitsOregano (Origanum vulgare) is a very common medical plant and culinary spice known also as marjoram or wild marjoram. It is a perennial herb and a member of mint family originating from Central America, but nowadays growing widely in the Mediterranean region, Southeast Europe, South Russia, and other warm areas around the globe. The herb reaches 20 inches and in summer blossoms with small purple flowers which are used along with dried leaves and stems of the plant for medicinal purposes. Therapeutic properties and health benefits of oregano are numerous and have been known since the times of Hippocrates who used this natural remedy as an antiseptic or as a cure for respiratory ailments and common digestive disorders. (more…)