Oregano is an herb, it is a edible medicinal plant, if you like oregano, you may wish to grow it at home.

Characteristics of oregano

It is a perennial herb or subshrub, the plant body is fragrant, the rhizome is obliquely long, the nodes have thin fibrous roots, slightly woody; the stem is erect or lying near the base, usually 25-60 cm high, more or less purple, quadrangular, medium Upper nodes have flowered branches, lower nodes have sterile short branches, usually leafless near base; leaves opposite, leaf blade oval or oblong-ovate, leaf margin entire or serrated, Bright green on the surface and light green on the back.


Corymboid panicle, open, flowers dense, calyx campanulate, 5-lobed, corolla tubular-bell-shaped, two-lipped, upper lip erect, 2-lobed, lower lip open, 3-lobed, middle lobe relatively large, corolla purple-red , light red or white, 4 stamens, flowering from July to September.


Nutlets ovoid, 0.6 mm long, brown, glabrous, fruit mature in October-December.

Main uses of oregano

First, the whole herbal medicine can be used to treat various diseases such as heat stroke, cold, headache, abdominal pain, etc. You can refer to special medical books for details.

Second, the whole plant contains aromatic oils, which can be used to mix flavors and koji ingredients.

Third, oregano is a good nectar plant.