Oregano – Common


Common Name:

Oregano – Common

Botanical Name:

(Origanum vulgare)

Family Name:



Full Sun

Common uses:

Oregano is one of the most revered herbs in the culinary world and pizza or pasta would not be the same without it. It can be used fresh or dries in pasta, pizza, cheese, sauces and dips. The flowers can be used as a garnish and it compliments almost any savory dish. The plant can be harvested as much as needed. Some varieties have been known to ease muscle cramps and special ointments an be made from the leaves and rubbed onto aching joints and muscles. It assist in digestion of fatty foods and increases bile production.


Oregano is an easy to grow herb but requires full sun and cool roots. For this reason they do not like pots that are too small and should be planted in the garden ideally. This specific variety of Oregano grows flat against the soil and maintains this growth until flowering in spring where it will send out long flowering spikes up to 30m high.