Oregano

 

Italian Oregano

Italian Oregano

Use finely chopped in salads or in butters for fish. Also used in tea, pizza, tomatoes, eggs stews, marinades and meats.

Dried leaves can be used in potpourri.

Plant near vegetables or other herbs to improve their flavor.

 

Greek Oregano – The TRUE oregano flavor.  Grows wild in Greece.  Choice herb for Italian cooking.

Italian Oregano – milder taste

Hot & Spicy Oregano – has an extra ‘kick’

 

 

 

growing

 

Hot & Spicy Oregano

Hot & Spicy Oregano

PERENNIAL – Can also be grown as a HOUSEPLANT in a sunny window

FULL SUN

Plant in well drained soil and water when dry

Pinch back to promote bushiness

 

harvesting

 

Greek Oregano

Greek Oregano

Harvest leaves  at any time.

Freeze in ice cube trays with melted butter, olive oil or water. Store cubes in freezer bags.

Dry in cool, dark place so leaves don’t turn brown. Store in air-tight opaque container.

 

health-uses

 

Antibacterial  & antimicrobial – one of the most potent broad spectrum chemicals found in any plant

Urinary Tract  – Tea helps to relieve symptoms of UTIs

Upper Respiratory – Tea helps relieve symptoms and cure infection

 

recipes

 

Tea – Steep one teaspoon in a cup of boiling water

 

 

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