Latin:  Origanum vulgare

Family:  Lamiaceae

Parts Used:  Aerial

Pungent, aromatic, cooling

Properties:  Antimicrobial, antispasmodic, expectorant, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory

Actions:  This is another lovely aromatic Mediterranean herb commonly used in cuisine and easily grown in the garden and in pots.  Oregano is commonly useful for calming and strengthening digestion, as an expectorant and antimicrobial for bronchial infections and to reduce menstrual cramping.  Externally it is used for fungal infections.   It is commonly used as an essential oil in aromatherapy as well for its upliftimng, stimulating qualities.

Dosage:  Common culinary herb.  Standard dosage as essential oil.

Contraindications:    Standard contraindications as essential oil.