Although our website promotes a wide range of health benefits for spices, most of them are not supported by published literature. This doesn’t mean you won’t experience a benefit; it simply means that scientists don’t know if the benefit can be replicated with scientific studies.
Oregano contains the following phytonutrients:
- Rosmarinic acid, luteolin, and thymol > antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
- Carvacrol and thymol > antibacterial properties
The potential health benefits of these phytonutrients are:
- Reducing sore throats
- Alleviating intestinal colic and flatulence
- Potentially reducing the risk of cancer
- Combating motion sickness
- 15g of dried organic oregano leaves
- Source of vitamins: K, E, B6, A, B2, B3, B5, and B1 Source of minerals: Manganese, Calcium, Copper, Magnesium, and Potassium
Oregano pairs well with pizzas, meat, tomato-based dishes, and vegetables. It’s also great with roasted fish.
Oregano is native to the Mediterranean region. Derived from the Greek word “oros”, which means mountain, and “ganos”, which means joy and beauty. In Greece, it is placed in the bride and groom’s crown.
According to Greek mythology, the King of Cyprus had a servant named Amakos, who spilled a bottle of perfume and died of terror. As a punishment, the gods turned him into oregano and he began to appear next to the graves. So everyone thought it was good for those who were leaving. Venus was the first to plant oregano in her garden. Aristotle reported that after eating a snake, turtles would immediately eat oregano to prevent death. It was then thought to be an antidote to the poison. There is a very wide variety of oregano that can be recognized by the size and color of the leaf.