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a genus of plants of the family Labiatae. They are perennial herbs with elongated, ovate leaves and small pink or pinkish-purple flowers in paniculate-cymose inflorescences. There are more than 20 species in Europe (primarily in the Mediterranean area) and Southwest Asia. Five species grow in the USSR; they are widespread in the European part, the Caucasus, and southern Siberia. Wild marjoram (O. vulgare) is found in dry meadows, clearings, and light forests. The herb contains essential oil, tannin, and ascorbic acid. The dried flowers and leaves are used in decoctions for atonia of the intestine and as an expectorant.Origanum is a component of sudorific tea and is also used in baths. The leaves are used as a condiment and a seasoning in food and in the production of liqueurs and vodka. The plant is nectariferous. Animals will not eat Origanum. Sometimes Majorana is included in the same genus, but usually it is considered to be a separate genus.


Atlas lekarstvennykh rastenii SSSR. Moscow, 1962.
Prianoaromaticheskie rasteniia SSSR i ikh ispol’zovanie v pishchevoi promyshlennosti. Moscow, 1963.


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Collis and colleagues reported that the antioxidant properties of aqueous extract of Origanum is comparable to alpha-tocopherol, but is less effective than ascorbic acid [7].
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maculatum relaxing teas, blessed in bouquets on the Day of Assumption, present in Apocrypha Mentha arvensis mintka As an additive to various teas, tea curing stomach aches Mentha longifolia mintka polna As an additive to various (mintka dla teas, mainly for animals chudoby) Origanum vulgare dobra mysl Everyday tea; tea for (dobra mysla, general curing, tea for suvarf, stomach problems, blessed fioletowa in bouquets on the Day of druciana trowa) Assumption, together with Ch.
caerulea communities with dry forest edge species of Trifolio-Geranietea covered small patches in dry, sunny sites along the forest-grassland edges and often contained several forest edge species such as Agrimonia eupatoria, Trifolium medium, Origanum vulgare, Melampyrum nemorosum, Solidago virgaurea.
Take origanum vulgare 'aureum crispum', or the sage 'tricolor' which has pink, green and cream leaves.
8-Cineole was identified as the major component in from others plants: Laurus Nobilis (Derwich et al, 2009; Ozcan et al, 2005; Dadalioglu et al, 2004; Kilic et al, 2005; Zheng-kui et al, 1 990; Politeo et al, 2007; Simic et al, 2004); Origanum minutiflorum (Dadalioglu and Evrendilek, 2004); Eucalyptus smitii and Callistemon speicosus (Ntezurubanza, 2000).
IF YOU ever go to a good Italian restaurant for a pizza or other typically Italian dish, the chances are that somewhere in the food the chef will have used origanum majorana (Sweet Marjoram).
Origanum Vulgare is a relatively common herb that grows in high altitude meadows throughout the Himalayan region, yet it is perceived by many villagers to have no culinary, medicinal or economic value.
I also tested the frequency with which free-ranging adult female Misumena excreted in conspicuous hunting sites on wild marjoram Origanum vulgare over periods as long as 17 days.