By Taylor Gray

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Oregano was first used by the Greeks Due to its ease of cultivation it spread around other countries and is used all over the world today.

Botanical Info

The leaves and flowers of oregano are used, and can be eaten dried or fresh.

Culinary Uses

Oregano can be used in a wide variety of dishes for a bold punch of flavor. It is most commonly used in savory dishes, like marinades for chicken, salad dressings, and tomato sauces.

Health Benefits

Oregano has potent antioxidants and antibacterial properties. Oregano contains fiber, iron, manganese, vitamin E, iron, calcium, omega fatty acids, manganese, and typtophan. It can be used to treat respiratory/urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal disorders, acne, and even dandruff.

Interesting Facts

The name Oregano is derived from the phrase Joy of the Mountains in Ancient Greek.

Oregano is commonly known as the "Pizza Herb".

Oregano was originally used for medicinal purposes alone before it become popular as a spice.