Oregano

(Origanum vulgare)


  

To most of us, Oregano is known only as a spice for the pizza.

Hardly anybody knows that the plant grows also in the wild nature and that it is also a medicinal plant.


Medicinal Uses

  • Antiseptic
  • antiviral
  • loss of appetite
  • Flatulences
  • Coughs
  • Menstrual complaints
  • Mouth inflammations
  • Pharyngeal inflammations
  • Cellulitis
  • Eczemas
  • Psoriasis
  • Indigestion

Information

Used Parts:Herb
Substances:annic substances, bitter substances, essential oil, Thymol, Carvacrol
Time to collect:June until September


Methods

For internal use you can drink it as a tea or you can prepare a tinktur.

For external use you can wash the skin with the tea or you use the essential oil.

Beware! Pregnant women may not use Oregano internally.


Plant description

The Dost prefers dry, warm sites. It likes to grow at sunny areas, high grasslands and axings. He prospers in the whole Middle- and Western Europe just to there to Eastern Europe.

The Dost is a perennial plant and becomes up to 50 cm-high. If it likes a place, it becomes denser year-to-year until he will be a dense cushion in the spring form, that then grows almost to a small bush up in the course of the summer.

Its reddish stalk grows upright.

The blossoms are pinish to purplish.

Butterflies and other insects are quite enthusiastic of the blossoms of the Oregano and feast numerously on them. Thus the Dost makes a valuable contribution to the preservation of the insect variety.



  


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