Oregano gets its name from the Greek word oros, meaning mountain and the verb ganoo, meaning to make bright. It was described in this way in ancient Greece because the mountains there shone with this miraculous plant that not only added exceptional flavour to their meals but was also used in medicine, by Hippocrates for example. Oregano contains a particular essential oil, carvacrol, also known as thymol, which protects the human body with its anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory action.
Properties, indications and methods of use are obtained from the literature on aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and phytotherapy. However, they are provided purely for informational purposes and should under no circumstances be construed as medical advice or a recommendation for medical treatment. Consult your physician regarding any therapeutic use.