aka Origanum vulgare
Propagate : seedings , cuttings
Light : sunny
Water : once a day
Soil: good drainage
Fertilizer: twice a month
Helps with bone growth, maintaining bone density, and the production of blood clotting proteins : Just add dried oregano to diet.
cold sores , muscle pain , acne ,dandruff , bronchitis ,toothache , bloating,
headaches , heart conditions , allergies , intestinal parasites , ear ache , sore throat , fatigue , repelling insects , menstrual cramps : Can be consumed as a tea. Steep 3 teaspoons of fresh leaves or 1 teaspoon of dried leaves in 1 cup of boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes. Oregano tea can be somewhat bitter, but adding sugar or sweetener can counteract this.
Foot or nail fungus: Put a few drops fo oregano oil in water and soak the feet in it, or apply diluted oil topically to the affected area.
Sinus infections and colds: Use a few drops of oregano oil in a steam bath and inhale.
How to make oregano oil : Put your oregano leaves into a jar and then pour the oil of your choice over the leaves. Place the jar into hot water and allow it sit for 5-10 minutes. This process heats up the oil and allows the oregano to release its natural oils. Take the jar from the hot water and put it on a sunny windowsill for 1-2 weeks.