EN on Herbs
September 1999 Issue
Oregano: Pizza Herb or Medicinal Oil?
Botanists have long debated the proper classification of oregano and its close cousin, marjoram. Some argue that what is sold in the supermarket to flavor Italian food is really marjoram.True oregano (Origanum vulgare) is a member of the mint family and was used extensively by ancient Greek physicians to treat everything from headaches to venomous snakebites. These days oregano is promoted on the syndicated radio show "Health Talk" and in the book The
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