Scientific name: Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum (O. heracleoticum)
Oregano is used for its antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. As a team oregano is used to relieve indigestion.
Found on the web in several places:
- The essential oil of oregano is a potent germ killer. Jean Valnet, in his book, The Practice of Aromatherapy, described how oil of oregano superceded anti-inflammatory drugs in reversing pain and inflammation and is nearly as powerful as morphine as a painkiller. The oil also possesses significant antioxidant power. Furthermore, it stimulates the flow of bile, which greatly aids digestion.