Oregano is a aromatic perennial herb of the mint family.It is extensively used in Italian and Mediterranean food.It is available in various forms like flakes, bits and powder.Name oregano is derived from the Greek which simply means mountain of joy.It is used as a flavor and spice in culinary dishes.It is used in preparation of teas and essential oils.
Fresh oregano should be rich green colour and must not be limp.
Diabetic patients should consume oregano cautiously as it might lower blood sugar levels. It might increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorder.(2)
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