Overview

Oregano is an herb with olive-green leaves and purple flowers. It grows 1-3 feet tall and is closely related to other herbs, including mint, thyme, marjoram, basil, sage, and lavender. The fresh and dry leaves are often used in cooking. It is also sometimes used as a medicine.

People sometimes use oregano for certain lung, stomach, and skin conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

In foods and beverages, oregano is used as a spice and preservative.

How does it work ?

Oregano contains chemicals that might help reduce cough and spasms. Oregano also might help digestion by increasing bile flow and fighting against some bacteria, viruses, fungi, intestinal worms, and other parasites.

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