Origanum - Oregano
Popular since ancient times, oregano is no secret. It's a perennial herb, native to the Mediterranean region. Oregano is commonly used, not only in spaghetti sauces, but in cuisines typical of many countries.
Hippocrates is quoted as saying, "Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food." It shouldn't come as a suprise that oregano has been valued as a medicinal herb. Hippocrates, himself, valued it as an antiseptic.
Oregano is excellent for container gardens, fragrance gardens, kitchen gardens and medicinal gardens, and as a ground cover. Golden oregano is one of the most attractive. If you enjoy watching butterflies, oregano will attract them.
To learn more, read our article, The Secret Is Oregano.