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oregano

(ərĕg`ənō), name for several herbs used for flavoring food. A plant of the family Labiatae (mintmint,
in botany, common name for members of the Labiatae, a large family of chiefly annual or perennial herbs. Several species are shrubby or climbing forms or, rarely, small trees.
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 family), Origanum vulgare, also called Spanish thyme and wild marjoram, is the usual source for the spice sold as oregano in the Mediterranean countries and in the United States. Its flavor is similar to that of marjorammarjoram
or sweet marjoram
, Old World perennial aromatic herb (Marjorana hortensis) of the family Labiatae (mint family), cultivated in gardens for flavoring. The tops yield origanum oil, once used medicinally but more recently for perfuming soaps.
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 but slightly less sweet. In Spain and Italy many other Origanum species are also grown as oregano. A related herb (Coleus amboinicius) of the same family, called suganda in its native Indomalaysia, is known as oregano in the Philippines and Mexico, where it is a popular flavoring. Several other herbs also provide spices called oregano, e.g., species of Lippia and Lantana of the verbena family. In all cases the flavoring is made from the dried herbage. Oregano is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales, family Labiatae.
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Fresh wild oregano is powerful- put just a tiny bit of a fresh flower in your mouth and you will feel the power! Flowers are milder version of leaf taste and power. In mint family, has tell-tale look of pinkish purple mint flowers, leaves more rounded. Oregano tea or infusion is used to clear lungs and bronchial passages. Oregano oil is rich in polyphenolic flavonoids, two of which are powerful antiseptics. Oregano oil contains over 50 compounds with antimicrobial actions that inhibit candida yeast, bacteria, viruses and parasites. Also a powerful antioxidant. Particularly effective against chronic candida infections. slows down diabetes related complications. Good for traveling to protect from parasites and foreign bacteria. Can be applied topically to fight fungal nail infections. Note- direct contact can cause mild burns- avoid irritation by mixing w olive oil. Can be used internally or externally. Do not take probiotics while taking oregano oil because it kills everything. Recommended to take for 3 days 3x under tongue straight, 2 or 3 drops then take probiotics when done
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oregano

[ə′reg·ə‚nō]
(food engineering)
A spice prepared from leaves of various aromatic mints, especially wild marjoram.
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oregano

a Mediterranean variety of wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare), with pungent leaves
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OREGANO

["On the Design and Specification of the Programming Language OREGANO", D.M. Berry. UCLA-ENG-7388, 1973].
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Oregano oil can be ingested, diffused, or rubbed onto the skin when mixed with a carrier oil.
(2009) also reported a higher VFA concentration in sheep that were fed a hay/concentrate-based diet supplemented with oregano oil. In contrast to this, Castillejos et al.
GC analysis proved the presence of the following: the main constituents in the oregano oil were carvacrol (58%), p-cymene (9.9%), myrcene (3%), and thymol (1.8%); analysis of the marjoram oil revealed the foremost contents to be terpinen-4-ol (23.5%), [alpha]-terpinene (9.6%), and sabinene (8.5%) (outcomes from said GC analysis are not included in Table 1).
Simitzis PE, Symeon GK, Charismiadou MA, Bizelis JA, Deligeorgis SG (2010) The effects of dietary oregano oil supplementation on pig meat characteristics.
"Taking into consideration the fact that oregano oil is a volatile compound just like other essential oils and therefore it evaporates or degrades when is posed to temperature, pressure, light, or oxygen during the process of foodstuff, drug formulation, or the preparation of microbial films, the aim of the research team was to modify the stability of this oil during the process and conservation by using nano-encapsulation technology."
In this study, iceberg lettuce was inoculated with Salmonella and then washed with 500 ppm of oregano oil for 1, 5 or 10 minutes.
Ching (2008) reported that dietary Oregano oil improved not only growth and feed utilization but also survival rate of shrimp.
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"The body of positive evidence for oregano oil as a major antibiotic is growing.
The soap contains not only oregano oil but also antibacterial rose, antiseptic Manuka honey, geranium oil for the circulation and rose absolute to leave hands clean, soft and delicately scented.