Parts used- Leaves, shoots and stems
Actions and Uses: Fights free radicals, Inflammation and bacterial, viral and fungal infection, and enhances the immune system. Oregano is useful for acne, allergies, animal bites, arthritis, asthma, athlete’s foot, bee stings, bronchitis, chronic infections, colds, cough, diarrhea, digestive problems, earache, eczema, headache, muscle pain, parasitic infections, psoriasis, sinusitis, skin infections, urinary tract disorders and wounds.
Phytochemical and Nutrient Content: Alpha-pinene, beta-carotene, caffeic acid, camphor, capric acid, catechol, cinnamic acid, geraniol, kaempferol, limonene, luteolin, myristic acid, oleanolic acid, quercetin, rosmarinic acid, rutin, tannins,vanilla acid, calcium, essectial fatty acids, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, vitamins A1, B1, B3, and C.
General Information: Oregano supplies up to 20 times more antioxidants than other common herbs. The leaves supply a healthful dose of vitamin K, which is critical for normal blood clotting and maintaining bone health. Oregano is a mainstay in Italian, Greek, Middle Eastern and Latin cooking. It livens up tomato sauces and dips and can be used as a tea. Wild Oregano is a superstar all around healthy and medicinal herb.