Oregano plant belongs to mint family Lamiaceae, its scientific name is Origanum vulgare.
It is perennial herb, native to temperate western and Southwestern Eurasia and Mediterranean region. This plant has a mesmerizing aromatic smell.
It is also known as 'Wild marjoram' and greek described oregano as 'joy of the mountain'.
It produces white or Rose purple flower.
Oregano requires low maintenance and it can grow well in both garden or indoors when given the proper care. Oregano thrives well in a warm climate. these grow well in indoor as well as in high-rise apartments but require sufficient light. It requires less water for its growth.
This grows better in full sunlight, its taste intensifies when it absorbs a full day sunshine.
This plant thrives best in well-drained soil. Oregano grows better in moderately fertile soil. It prefers greatly loamy soil. The soil temperature should be around 70 degrees F. The pH oregano should be in between 6.5 and 7.0 and do not like fertilizer.
This plant does not require plenty of water. It needs that amount of water which enough to wet the soil. Indeed it is better to water thoroughly and less often.
Oregano leaves use as a herb, so harvest its leaves and the most flavor-filled leaves are obtained before flower bloom.
It can be attacked by root rot, spider mites, and aphids. Pinch off any spotted foliage and browning to prevent any diseases.
Oregano is a herb and that is why it is used in varieties of foods like spaghetti sauce, oregano adds deep flavour to Italian or Greek dishes, meat, fish, eggs, cheese, tomatoes and vegetables such as beans and zucchini. Oregano used in pizzas, salad, and pasta.
It has a number of health benefits. It is used for medicinal purposes as well as in cooking. It has mickle advantages like it is antifungal, antibacterial, and has anti-inflammatory properties, useful for immune system support and many more benefits.