Oregano is a spontaneous aromatic plant with remarkable properties, already known in ancient times not only for its use in cooking. Typical plant of the southern areas, its name means “Delizia del Monte“ literally «Delight of the Mount» (from the Greek oros and ganos). Oregano is a shrub belonging to the Lamiaceae family, it has oval or lanceolate leaves, edible both fresh and dried. It grows spontaneously in hilly and mountainous areas and it has wonderful pink flowers.
For the Greeks, Oregano was a symbol of peace and happiness. It was tradition to adorn the bride and the groom with Oregano on their wedding day.
Plants are our great allies, but they can interact with drugs, not suitable during pregnancy and breastfeeding or for our personal sensibilities.
It is therefore always advisable to ask the suggestion of a professional.
Essential Oils, in the majority of cases, must be used diluted in carrier oils or with other vegetal substances.
As it treats of essences, they can also be irritating, especially for particularly sensitive people.
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