Origanum Vulgare


To grow at its best and give all its aroma must develop in the sun, heat and air. Cultivated in shady and cool places the quality and quantity of essential oils decreases significantly. They are the plants that grow near the marine areas that have the greatest fragrance.

It is necessary to remove it as the vegetation dries up.

It is not a particularly large plant for which we must carefully control weeds.

The soil tillage has to be done regularly enough to remove the superficial crust which makes the ground asphyxiated especially if the cultivation takes place in clayey soils.


The fumigations free the nose.

Spread on food helps in diseases due to poor digestion (meteorism, migraine, etc.).

Drunk as an infusion it is an excellent adjuvant in cellulite treatments. The infusion mixed with wine stimulates the digestive functions, relieves headaches, intestinal pains and helps in cases of colds.

Gargling helps in cases of inflammation of the throat

In cosmetics, oreganum is used to make purifying, stimulating and deodorant baths by dipping a canvas bag with a handful of oregano into the bath water.

Excellent for torticollis applying a bunch of flowers of oregano (as cataplasm) freshly picked and just heated.

Its essential oil is widely used in aromatherapy and perfumery.

Oregano, especially in the Mediterranean countries, is very well known and used as a spice to flavour numerous dishes.


Complementary: marjoram, thyme, basil, to combine with chili in spicy soups as Mexican cuisine teaches

Properties: aromatic, anti-spasmodic, anti-septic, anti-inflammatory.

Recipes: tomato sauce, salads, pizza, pizza-flavoured meat.

Pairings: white meats, roast beef, fried fish.