March 17, 2019


It was my late Lola Ebeng who introduced me to this wonder plant when I was just a three year old little girl, forty-two years ago to be exact. Lola made sure my siblings and I take a spoonful of freshly squeezed Oregano whenever we have cough and colds. I hated that experience but it was actually very effective. Since Lola and Mama have long been gone and the passing of time created a fast-paced life, it led us to rely mostly on pharmacy-bought medicines.

Thanks to that Lysol Event who gifted Mommy Bloggers with Oregano in a small pot which has now flourished beautifully in my garden.

It does not only serve its purpose of curing my cough and colds but it actually is great at repelling insects. Aside from that, when I have visitors I don't buy flowers anymore to make my home beautiful, I use Oregano as an accent.

According to The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database, Oregano is a species of Origanum, belonging to the mint family (Lamiaceae). Its name comes from the Greek words oros (mountain) and ganos (joy). Oregano typically grows 50 cm tall and has purple leaves around 2 to 3 centimeters in length. The chemicals that give the herb its unique and pleasant smell are thymol, pinene, limonene, carvacrol, ocimene, and caryophyllene. It is also used for the following illnesses and conditions Muscle pain, Acne, Dandruff,  Bronchitis, Toothache,  Bloating, Headaches, Heart Conditions, Allergies, Intestinal parasites, Earache, Fatigue and  Menstrual cramps. However, it's important to note that further high quality study results are necessary to confirm these claims

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