Origanum medicinal herb is native to the western and southwestern Eurasia as well as the Mediterranean region. It is just another name for oregano.
The common names are winter marjoram, wild marjoram, winter sweet, oregano as well as mountain mint. The entire plant may be used for herbal remedy and alternative medicine. The medicinal properties are pungent, aromatic, tonic, stomachic, emmenagogue, stimulant, carminative as well as diaphoretic.
Its health benefits are excellent in various ways. These benefits include its ability to strengthen the stomach, treat a bad stomach and at the same time enhancing the individual's appetite. Therefore it will do well for those suffering with a poor or no appetite whatsoever.
It is also a good remedy for tuberculosis, cough, colds, scurvy, yellow jaundice, dropsy, dyspepsia, rheumatism, colic, neuralgia, nausea as well as itching of the skin. Oregano may also be used to stop the excess flow of urine and also menstruation.
The extracted juice is also good to use as herbal remedy because it may
be utilized as a pain reliever for pain in the ears. It is even
recorded that it is able to treat deafness and also to treat any noise
existing in the ears.
Not to be left out is the essential oil which is good for tooth ache. If the tooth has a cavity, just drop the oil in it and will alleviate the pain. If there is no cavity use the finger to rub the oil around the root of the tooth.
It may also be used as a poultice to treat swellings, sprains and also boils and carbuncles.
Steep a teaspoonful of the dried herb to a cup of boiling water for about twenty minutes. Consume two cups of Origanum vulgare tea per day and it is best to consume it cold.