OREGANO

The Plant

Short and bushy shrub with woody trunk without elasticity, its thin branches form flowering heads on the edges, the leaves are oval-shaped, plush and of grey colour, they give off a pleasant aromatic odour if rubbed. The Greek Oregano is an herbaceous perennial plant and its quality is considered one of the best in the world. On top of the characteristic aroma and flavour, oregano has many medicinal properties, such as the active ingredient carvacrol(known pharmaceutically).

The Leaf

It easily adjusts to different growing conditions and its cultivation is not problematic, as long as you offer a sunny position in soils with good drainage. The requirements in lubrication are too small and it is very resistant to drought.  It is propagated by cuttings, suckers and seed.  The latter usually gives not the fastest, but rather the best results.

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of the Varieties are in the Mediterranean

Years Life Time of Oregano

Oregano Seeds (Avg.) weight 1 gr

Oregano Endemic Varieties

Uses Of Oregano

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Cooking

Used primarily as a seasoning for cooking and rarely as an infusion referred to as excellent against cough.  In Greek cuisine oregano has a prominent place, as it is much used in salads, meats, sauces and accompanies the famous “feta cheese”.

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Antibacterial Properties

It is an excellent medicinal herb (natural antibiotic) with antibacterial and antioxidant properties. The infusion of oregano helps hypertension and atherosclerosis. In the form of gurgling, it is used against inflammation and ulcers of the mouth and tonsils.

Infusion: (Pour water from a cup in a saucepan and add 1 teaspoon of the dried herb. Boil for 2 minutes, drain and add, if desired, a spoonful of honey.


  • In carvacrol Essential Oil Of Oregano Greek 77%
  • Thymol 4%
  • Higher Humidity Dried Leaves 12%
  • Cumene Essential Oil Of Oregano Greek 4%

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