Origanum vulgare

Names

Names

Scientific: Origanum vulgare

English: Oregano

Portuguese: Óregão

Origins

Origins

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: Europe and West Asia

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameOriganum vulgare
English NameOregano.
Portuguese NameÓregãos, óregão, óregão comum, óregão longal, óregão ordinário e óregão de Creta.
German NameOregano, Dorst, Dost, Echter Dost, Gemeiner Dost, Wohlgemut, Wilder Majoran.
FamilyLamiaceae
OriginEurope and West Asia.
HabitatAdapts to different habitat types from the driest to the most humid.
Life CyclePerennial
Preferences CultivationDry, well-drained soil and tolerates poor soil temperatures to about -20°C. Enhances the flavor and aroma of the nearby plants.
Method of propagationSowing - the seeds ripen from August to October. Should be sown in early spring when temperatures are around 12ºC, germination will take about 2 weeks. Plants should be divided between March and October and planted in their permanent locations in summer, with spacing of 30 cm.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from July to September. H: 0,2 m, ᴓ 0,2 m
Description of smells and flavorsSpicy and fresh.
Properties MedicinalAntirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aromatic, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, parasiticide, stimulant, sedative (consumption in large quantities should be avoided) and tonic benefits the digestive and respiratory system. The species is used internally to treat colds and flu, indigestion and painful menstruation. Externally, it is recommended to treat bronchitis, asthma, arthritis and muscle pain. Put a few drops of essential oil on cotton and apply on the aching tooth.
Properties EdibilityLike the leaves and theflowers, essential oil are also used for flavoring meals, salads, vegetables, legumes and often accompany spicy dishes with garlic or onion. Infusion of dried leaves and stems of the flowers. Hot flavor, slightly sharp camphor and something bitter, oregano and lemon notes feature poignant. Are the essential ingredient in pasta, on pizzas or salads. Blends well with basil, bay leaves, peppers, rosemary, sage and lemon thyme.
Properties OtherThe essential oil is used in aromatherapy, perfumery, and cosmetics. The essential oil has repellent properties.
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsContraindications: Pregnant women should avoid eating the plant, but it is safe to use as a spice, since it is in small quantities. Side effects: The essential oil can cause skin irritation.
Pests and diseases & how to fight themOverall, not usually target pest or diseased, but are susceptible to fungi. The best way to combat these problems is to maintain the proper growing conditions, use a sterile substrate, keeping the airy plants and avoid excessive rules.
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: leaves, flowers and stems. Pruning: basal cuttings in June. Harvest: the shoots 8 to 10 cm above the ground.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThe species is known as the symbol of happiness, tranquility, protection, good luck and health. The plant is essential in Italian kitchens.

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