Oregano - Plant
Description for Oregano
Oregano is a common species of Origanum, a genus of the mint family. It is native to temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region. Oregano is a perennial herb.
Oregano is an easy-care herb that can be grown indoors or out in the garden. As it is native to hot, arid regions, the oregano plant is perfect for growing in areas prone to drought.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Origanum vulgare||White||July||0.50 to 0.75 feet||Moderately easy|
Planting and care
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||Well-drained soil||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season||22-25 degrees Celsius.||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Oregano
- Oregano can be grown from seeds, cuttings, or purchased container plants.
- Seeds should be started indoors prior to your region s last expected frost.
- There is no need to cover oregano herb seeds with soil.
- Simply mist them with water and cover the seed tray or container with plastic.
Typical uses of Oregano
Special features: Group or mass in herb gardens, border fronts, cottage gardens or rock gardens. Also effective as an edger or groundcover. Pots, window boxes, and containers. Cultivars with attractive foliage are used as ornamentals.
Culinary use: Oregano is well known as the "pizza herb", and is widely used in Mexican and Italian cookery. Both fresh and dried material can be used. The dried herb is also used in many other processed foods such as alcoholic beverages, meat and meat products, condiments and relishes, snack foods and milk products.
Ornamental use: Can be used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Possible health benefits of Oregano. The herb is used to treat respiratory tract disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, menstrual cramps, and urinary tract disorders. The herb is also applied topically to help treat a number of skin conditions, such as acne and dandruff. Note: The following information is general guidelines. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines.