4 Apr 2015

Oregano:  I remembered the smell of mine in my garden in Washington State. When you think “oregano,” you probably think “pizza!” (The same thing happens when you smell it, too.)

But you can do so much more with this pungent herb than sprinkle it in on slice of greasy cheese & pepperoni pie. Find out more about this multi-purpose product:

5 uses for oregano: You can find oregano oil at Whole Foods or online.

  1. Healthy brew: If you can tolerate the taste (some people enjoy it!), make your own tea by adding a very small amount of wild oregano juice to boiling water.
  2. Aromatherapy: Because of its incredibly pungent aroma, you don’t need to use much of this essential oil for aromatherapy purposes. Just a drop or two of oregano oil in a diffuser or vaporizer may be sufficient for soothing occasional congestion.
  3. Poultry seasoning: There are many, many different culinary uses for oregano (other than the obvious pizza and pasta sauce), including as a seasoning for poultry, veggies and beans. If fresh herbs aren’t available, dried oregano spice is a suitable substitute.
  4. Bug repellent: Looking for a natural way to keep mosquitoes, gnats and other bothersome insects at bay? Try a natural bug repellent made with essential oils like oregano, bay leaf and lavender.
  5. Health support: Did you know that oregano contains  vitamin K, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, manganese, calcium and fatty acids? It also provides antioxidant compounds known as “flavonoids.” Oregano oil supplements provide a convenient way to consume this impressive herb.
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