Species: O. vulgare
Oregano is an important culinary herb, used for the flavour of its leaves, which can be more flavourful when dried than fresh.
Oregano was used internally (as tea) or externally (as ointment) for treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory tract, and nervous system.
The leaf is used to make medicine
Oregano is used for respiratory tract disorders such as coughs, asthma, croup, and bronchitis.
It is also used for gastrointestinal disorders such as heartburn and bloating.
It is used to treating menstrual cramps, rheumatoid arthritis, urinary tract disorders including urinary tract infections , headaches, and heart conditions.
The oil of oregano is taken by mouth for intestinal parasites, allergies, sinus pain, arthritis, cold and flu, swine flu, earaches, and fatigue. It is applied to the skin for skin conditions including acne, athlete’s foot, oily skin, dandruff, canker sores, warts, ringworm, rosacea, and psoriasis; as well as for insect and spider bites, gum disease, toothaches, muscle pain, and varicose veins.