‘Greek Common Oregano’

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Oregano / Origan / Ρίγανη
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Ref: LAMI_ORIG_VULG_001

Common Name: Oregano / Origan / Ρίγανη

Scientific Name: Origanum vulgare

 

Plant’s cycle: Perennial

Light Requirement: Semi-shade and Full Sun

Soil type: dry, warm, well-drained soil. pH: 6.5 - 8.0

Sowing in nursery: February

Direct Planting: March

Germination: 14 to 21 days after sowing (10 - 13°C)

Harvest: 180 days after sowing

Spacing: 30cm/30cm/3cm deep  

 

Flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)

Pollination: Insects

Plant is self-fertile

Seed preservation: 5 years

 

Edible Parts: Leaves.

Medicine: Antiseptic;  Antispasmodic;  Carminative;  Cholagogue;  Diaphoretic;  Emmenagogue;  Expectorant;  Stimulant;  StomachicTonic.

Oregano has a beneficial effect upon the digestive and respiratory systems and is also used to promote menstruation. It should not be used medicinally by pregnant women though it is perfectly safe in small amounts for culinary purposes. The leaves and flowering stems are strongly antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and mildly tonic. The plant is taken internally in the treatment of colds, influenza, mild feverish illnesses, indigestion, stomach upsets and painful menstruation. It is strongly sedative and should not be taken in large doses, though mild teas have a soothing effect and aid restful sleep. Externally, oregano is used to treat bronchitis, asthma, arthritis and muscular pain. This plant is one of the best natural antiseptics because of its high thymol content.

Other Uses: Dye; Parasiticide; Repellent;

Known Hazards: It should not be used medicinally by pregnant women though it is perfectly safe in small amounts for culinary purposes. It is strongly sedative and should not be taken in large doses.

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