INGREDIENTS & RESEARCH

Oregano

BACKGROUND

Ingredient Type: Botanical, Extract

Also Known As: Origanum vulgare, Compact oregano, Greek oregano, Variegated marjoram, Wild marjoram

Oregano is a flowering perennial herb in the mint family, native to the Mediterranean region and Eurasia.  It is commonly used as a culinary herb in Italian and Latin cultures, and in the Middle East it is often used to flavor meat.

Oregano is used in health supplements today for its immune supportive properties and to enhance respiratory health.

 

MORE COMING SOON

In the meantime see the MedlinePlus entry for oregano, the Examine.com entry for Origanum vulgare, the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for oregano/wild marjoram, or the RXList entry for oregano for more information.