Oregano is an 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. The name oregano is derived from 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 in 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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