Oregano Oil (Origanum vulgare) 4oz/113g Herbal Tea - Maria Treben's Authentic™ Herbs of the World
Latin (botanical) name: Origanum vulgare
Common names: Oregano Oil
Plant Description: Oregano can be found in the mountains of Europe and other temperate regions. The plant can be either erect or sprawling, and is a branched perennial herb. Its foliage is finely textured and grayish-green. The leaves are fleshy, broadly ovate, and heart-shaped with serrate edges. As the entire plant surface is covered by trichomes, it is an aromatic and pungent plant. Oregano blooms in late summer, and the small flowers are white or purple. They often occur in whorls, with the calyx being bell-shaped. The corolla is purplish and much longer than the calyx which forms a short cylindrical tube. Oregano has a taproot system and produces bracts during summer.
Use: Make a tea by pouring approximately 2 cups of boiling water over 2 heaped tsp of herb. Let steep for 3-5 minutes. In general, sip a cup before breakfast, and another 2 hours after dinner
Cautions & Interactions: Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. A normal tingling sensation may be noticed when applied externally. Avoid contact with genitals.