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  Oregano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a species of Origanum, native to Europe, the Mediterranean region and southern and central Asia.
Oregano adds flavour to the Greek salad and is usually used separately or added to the lemon-olive oil sauce that accompanies almost every fish or meat barbecues and some casseroles.
Oregano is high in antioxidant activity, paticularly due to a high content of phenolic acids and flavonoids (PMID 16218659, PMID 12730411).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oregano   (882 words)

 Oregano Essential Oil: Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Oregano (origanum vulgare) is a member of the Labiatae family (commonly referred to as the mint family).
He states that although many companies list products such as wild oregano or oil of oregano in their catalogues, "the problem is that the commercially available oil is almost exclusively thyme oil or marjoram oil," neither of which possesses the same medicinal properties as true oregano essential oil.
Oregano essential oil was found to have significant antibacterial action against a wide number of bacteria including E coli, Staph, Salmonella enterica, and Klebsiella pneumonie, which is a pneumonia that frequently occurs in people with a weakened immune system.
health.enotes.com /alternative-medicine-encyclopedia/oregano-essential-oil   (1872 words)

 Oregano Oil-RX   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Herbal Renaissance, Steven Foster credits oregano as having "been employed to treat indigestion, diarrhea, nervous tension, insect bites, toothache, earache, rheumatism and coughs due to whooping cough and bronchitis (primarily for it's antispasmodic effects)." The ancient Greeks were among the first to take advantage of oregano's medicinal qualities.
He notes that "wild oregano is a veritable natural mineral treasure-house, containing a density of minerals that would rival virtually any food." The wild oregano is rich in a long list of minerals that includes calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron, potassium, copper, boron, and manganese.
As Ingram notes, oregano is "one of the world's finest natural medicine, that is if it's true oregano." So while oregano may hold the answer for a number of your health questions, be sure that it is in fact the real thing.
www.oasisadvancedwellness.com /products/oregano-oil.html   (1212 words)

 New England Herb - Oregano
Oregano is native to the Mediterranean and western Asia; its flavor varies widely according to the climate and region where it is grown.
Oregano was known to the ancient Greeks as the herb of happiness, used in weddings wreaths and other festive occasions.
Oregano is a close cousin to marjoram and has a robust full flavor that is slightly bitter and peppery in taste, with hints of lemon.
www.newenglandherbcompany.com /herbs/oregano.html   (354 words)

Oreganos are aromatic, herbaceous perennials with erect, hairy, square stems.
Oregano makes a good companion plant for beans and cauliflower, but should not be planted with broccoli or cabbage.
Oregano is derived from the Greek words oros and ganos, literally meaning "mountain joy." Greeks and Romans would crown a bride and groom with sprigs of oregano during the wedding ceremony because the herb was thought to banish sadness.
www.herbsociety-stu.org /Oregano.htm   (720 words)

The oregano oil at relatively low doses was found to inhibit the growth of staphylococcus bacteria as effectively as the standard antibiotics did.
Wild oregano grows in the mountains in the Mediterranean region, its name coming from a Greek word meaning “joy of the mountains.” It was used by Greek physicians for trauma, wounds, headaches, lung disorders, and venomous bites.
Oregano is a powerful antifungal, working in the GI tract as well as in the sinuses and lungs.
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 Oregano - DirtDoctor.com - Howard Garrett - The Dirt Doctor
Oregano, Origanum spp., is not only a perennial herb used for cooking, it is also an excellent ground cover for sun or partial shade and has few pest problems.
Oregano grows to a height of 10 to 30 inches and spreads 18 to 30 inches and should be planted 12 to 18 inches apart.
Oregano is used to flavor Greek and Italian food and often called the pizza herb.
www.dirtdoctor.com /view_question.php?id=312   (205 words)

 Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Oregano originates from the Mediterranean and is closely related to marjoram.
Oregano is best treated as an annual in cold climates where it will not overwinter well.
Dried oregano is especially good with tomatoes, beans, eggplant, zucchini and rice dishes such as pilaf and risotto.
www.gardenguides.com /herbs/oregano.htm   (403 words)

 McCormick - Spice Encyclopedia - Oregano
Oregano is the dried leaves of the herbs Origanum spp or Lippia spp (Mexican).
Oregano was popular in ancient Egypt and Greece as a flavoring for vegetables, wines, meats and fish.
Oregano is generally described as possessing a strongly aromatic, camphoraceous aroma and a slightly bitter, pungent flavor.
www.mccormick.com /content.cfm?id=8234   (255 words)

In the 16th and 17th centuries herbalists recommended the plant for internal use to aid digestion, as a diuretic, and as an antidote for venomous bites; and for external use to relieve itching.
Strongly antiseptic, oregano may be taken to treat respiratory conditions such as coughs, tonsillitis, bronchitis, and asthma.
Oregano is native to Europe and naturalized in the Middle East.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_oregano.htm   (1032 words)

 Allrecipes | Cook's Encyclopedia | oregano
Oregano is similar to marjoram but is not as sweet and has a stronger, more pungent flavor and aroma.
Mediterranean oregano is milder than the Mexican variety, which is generally used in highly spiced dishes.
Oregano goes extremely well with tomato-based dishes and is a familiar pizza herb.
allrecipes.com /advice/ref/ency/terms/7691.asp   (235 words)

 AllRefer.com - oregano, Plant (Plants) - Encyclopedia
A plant of the family Labiatae (mint family), Origanum vulgare, also called Spanish thyme and wild marjoram, is the usual source for the spice sold as oregano in the Mediterranean countries and in the United States.
A related herb (Coleus amboinicius) of the same family, called suganda in its native Indomalaysia, is known as oregano in the Philippines and Mexico, where it is a popular flavoring.
Oregano is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales, family Labiatae.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/O/oregano.html   (236 words)

 Out of the Frying Pan! Herb & Spice Encyclopedia: Oregano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Try wrapping fresh oregano springs around skewers before skewering meat, or throw a swag of oregano on the coals to flavor grilled meats or chicken.
Oregano is also a popular component in flavored vinegar.
Oregano is incredibly easy to grow, but like mint, it can be invasive, so keep an eye on it.
www.outofthefryingpan.com /spices/oregano.shtml   (212 words)

Mediterranean Oregano is the dried leaf of Origanum vulgare L., a perennial herb in the mint family.
Mexican Oregano is the dried leaf of one of several plants of the Lippia genus.
Oregano tastes great with tomato, egg, or cheese based foods, and is also a great addition to many lamb, pork, and beef main dishes.
www.culinarycafe.com /Spices_Herbs/Oregano.html   (233 words)

 Oregano (web Browser) Encyclopedia Article @ InternetNavigator.com (Internet Navigator)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Oregano is a commercial web browser for the RISC OS range of computers.
Published and distributed by OreganoUK Ltd (now Genesys Developments Ltd), Oregano is a derivative of a browser developed by Oregan Networks Ltd under the name 'Oregan TV Browser' for consumer electronics devices, games consoles and IP (Internet Protocol) Set Top Boxes.
Oregano 2, the current version of the RISC OS software version, supports HTML 4.01 (partially), CSS-1, DOM-0, JavaScript 1.5 and Macromedia Flash 4.0 content.
www.internetnavigator.com /encyclopedia/Oregano_(web_browser)   (318 words)

In February, the chief operating officer of Oregano's opened the sixth Arizona location of his popular eatery and within hours, hungry diners were waiting in line for tables.
The popular Camelback Road location once housed the Felsen Haus, and the newest Oregano's is on the site of the former Chuckbox Restaurant, a landmark that had occupied a spot in a nondescript Scottsdale strip mall for more than 50 years.
Oregano's Pizza Bistro has six locations, four in the Valley and one each in Tucson and Flagstaff.
www.azcentral.com /ent/dining/articles/0516oreganos16.html   (668 words)

 Oregano - Herbal Encyclopedia
Oregano is used to promote perspiration as a treatment for colds, flu, and fevers.
A tea of oregano is often used to bring on menses and relieve associated menstrual discomfort.
Oregano is a perennial that prefers well-drained, slightly alkaline soil and full sun.
www.allnatural.net /herbpages/oregano.shtml   (262 words)

 All About Oregano cooking with herbs and spices
Oregano derives its name from two Greek words meaning "the joy of the mountain." It is a hardy member of the mint family that has been used for flavoring fish, meat and sauces since ancient times.
Oregano is often referred to as the "pizza herb." It's a natural for all types of tomato sauces but also goes well with egg and cheese dishes.
Greek oregano is as essential to pizza as Mexican oregano is to chili powder.
www.apinchof.com /oregano1045.html   (680 words)

 Oregano uses. Oregano quality, benefits and oregano producers.
Oregano enhances cheese and egg dishes such as omelets, frittata, quiches, and flans.
Medicinally, oregano tea is still used for indigestion, coughs, and to bring on menstruation.
The oil of oregano is still used for toothache.
www.greekproducts.com /greekproducts/oregano/uses.html   (113 words)

 Oregano for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
The use of oregano is documented by the ancient Egyptians, the Greeks used it for convulsions and muscle cramps, and the herb is mentioned by Aristotle as an antidote to poisoning.
Pure oregano oil can be found at health food stores and is typically taken by adding 2-4 drops to a cup of hot water or herbal tea (the pure oil should never be used undiluted.).
Enteric coated oregano oil capsules are also available - the enteric coating ensures that the capsules dissolve in the intestines instead of the stomach, which could cause heartburn.
www.helpforibs.com /supplements/oregano.asp   (278 words)

 using oregano
To add to the confusion, some reference books call oregano "wild marjoram," and many recipes suggest that the two herbs, both members of the mint family, are interchangeable.
In fact, there are so many varieties of oregano that rather than thinking of oregano as a specific plant, one ought to think of it as a particular flavour.
Though the flavours of these oreganos may be a little more or less intense (Mexican is usually stronger) they can be used interchangeably, so there's no need to bring your botany book along to the grocery store.
www.theepicentre.com /Spices/oregano2.html   (679 words)

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Oregano was almost unknown in the United States before soldiers returned from fighting in Italy during World War II, bringing with them a taste for pizza.
Oregano, Greek for “joy of the mountain,” is not as sweet as marjoram.
Oregano contains quercetin, which has strong antioxidant properties and may be especially protective against breast, ovarian and endometrial cancers.
www.pioneerthinking.com /cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=aicr_pastaherbs.html   (509 words)

 Allrecipes | Advice | The Joy of Oregano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Greek, it means, "joy of the mountain," but oregano is most certainly a joy of the kitchen as well.
One of the many members of the prolific and tasty mint family, it is closely related to marjoram, the only difference being that oregano is more pungent and less sweet.
Oregano is used widely in Mexico and the Southern Mediterranean-particularly in Italy and Greece.
allrecipes.com /advice/coll/all/articles/605P1.asp   (265 words)

 Oregano/Wild Marjoram
Oregano is an aromatic perennial herb that can grow to about two feet in height.
Oregano was used extensively by the Greeks for conditions ranging from convulsions to heart failure.
Due to the lack of human research and the highly concentrated nature of oregano volatile oil, there is potential for harm from its use; therefore, until its internal use in humans has been proven safe, it should taken with caution if not recommended by a healthcare professional.
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com /health/Herb/Oregano.htm   (980 words)

 Oil Of Oregano AF
In fact, some sources even recommend rubbing a drop or two of oregano oil into an area that is itching due to athlete's foot, a common condition caused by the Tinea versicolor fungus.
Some nutritionally oriented doctors enlist oregano oil's antifungal actions to fight this syndrome, a condition believed to be caused by an imbalance in the body's fungi and bacteria levels.
Oregano oil has been used as an antiseptic in hand cleansers and shampoos, and as a remedy for headaches when rubbed into the temples.
www.evitamins.com /product.asp?pid=1980   (501 words)

Oregano was thought to be precious to the Greek Goddess Aphrodite, Goddess of love.
However, generally oregano has purple flowers while marjoram has white flowers, which is one way to determine which is which.
So, whether you grow Sweet Marjoram or Greek Oregano from seed, or some of the modern cultivars from purchased plants or cuttings, the oregano species is a must for the herb garden and the kitchen.
www.herbsearch.com /herbofmonth/oregano.htm   (586 words)

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