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Oregano

Oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a species of Origanum, native to Europe, the Mediterranean region and southern and central Asia. It is a perennial herb, growing to 20-80cm tall, with opposite leaves 1-4cm long. The flowers are purple, 3-4mm long, produced in erect spikes. Oregano is the anglicised form of the Italian word origano, which is also a derivation from the Greek origanon (oros="mountain" + the verb ganousthai=delight in"). Oregano is high in antioxidant activity, due to a high content of phenolic acids and flavonoids. Also, oregano has demonstrated antimicrobial activity against food-borne pathogens such as Listeria monocytogenes. Both of these characteristics may be useful in both health and food preservation. In the Philippines, oregano (Coleus aromaticus) is not commonly used for cooking but is rather considered as a medicinal plant, useful for relieving children's coughs. Main constituents include carvacrol, thymol, limonene, pinene, ocimene, and caryophyllene. The leaves and flowering stems are strongly antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, cholagogue, diaphoretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic and mildly tonic. Aqueous extracts, capsules, or oil extracts of oregano are taken by mouth for the treatment of colds, influenza, mild fevers, fungal infections, indigestion, stomach upsets, enteric parasites,and painful menstruation. It is strongly sedative and should not be taken in large doses, though mild teas have a soothing effect and aid restful sleep. Used topically, oregano is one of the best antiseptics because of its high thymol content.

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Oregano 0.5kg Oregano 0.5kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
18186
7.15
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Oregano 10kg Oregano 10kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
23964
45.00
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Oregano 1kg Oregano 1kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
01670
6.99
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Oregano 0.5kg Oregano 0.5kg vgfftogs xN.B. this item cannot be split!
01671
4.01
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