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Oregano

Also Known As : Wild marjoram / Origanum
Technical Name : Origanum vulgare

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

Oregano is slightly bitter and pungent in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. It can be used to make sauces, herb based breads, in marinades for meat, and in making pasta dishes.

Common names and forms

  1. Dehydrated Oregano
  2. Dried Oregano
  3. Dried Oregano Leaves
  4. Himalayan Oregano
  5. mixed oregano
  6. Oregano Bits
  7. Oregano Flakes
  8. Oregano Leaves
  9. Oregano Seasoning
  10. Organic Oregano
  11. Organic Oregano Leaf
  12. Premium Quality Oregano
  13. Premium Quality Oregano Leaves

Description

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.

Health benefits

  • Oregano contains an active ingredient beta caryophyllene which may help treat osteoporosis.(1)
  • It is also helpful in preventing  breast cancer.(1)
  • Oregano contains antibacterial properties that may protect against infection.(1)
  • Oregano may be helpful to treat cold sores, muscle pain, and sore throat.(1)

Selection Guide

Fresh oregano should be rich green in colour and must not be limp.

Note

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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