Oregano is like marjoram, but more pungent and not as sweet. The warm, balsamic and aromatic flavor of oregano makes it the perfect addition to Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines. This popular herb whose name means “mountain joy” is available throughout the year.
Oregano is used for respiratory tract disorders such as coughs, asthma, croup, and bronchitis. It is also used for gastrointestinal (GI) disorders such as heartburn and bloating. Other uses include treating menstrual cramps, rheumatoid arthritis, urinary tract disorders including urinary tract infections (UTIs), headaches, and heart conditions.
How to Store/Prepare:
Store dried oregano in a cool, dark place up to 6 months.
A Few Quick Serving Ideas:
- Next time you enjoy a slice of pizza, garnish it with some fresh oregano.
- Oregano goes great with healthy sautéed mushrooms and onions.
- Adding a few sprigs of fresh oregano to a container of olive oil will infuse the oil with the essence of the herb.
- Fresh oregano makes an aromatic addition to omelets and frittatas.
- Sprinkle some chopped oregano onto homemade garlic bread.
- Add oregano to salad dressings.
Matches Well With:
Artichokes, beans, chicken, eggplant, fish, lamb, mushrooms, pasta, peppers, pizza, pork, potatoes, rabbit, sausages, tomatoes, veal, zucchini.