Some Wild Oregano Oil?
Flower Essences & Herb Oils at Kalyx.com
vendor carries both Oil of Oregano Extract and Oregano
Essential Oil )
health benefits of oregano oil are numerous, whch makes
taking an oregano supplement quite attractive! Oil of
oregano benefits include use as an antibacterial, antifungal,
pain reliever and it can also help alleviate allergies
and sinus infections.
- Oil of Oregano
Super Strength, 1 oz
only from wild, mountain-grown, Mediterranean oregano,
free of all chemicals and pesticides, and emulsified
in extra virgin olive oil, the preferred oil used
by North American Herb & Spice
in its edible Oil of Oregano. This wild oregano oil
is made from real, 100% Mediterranean oregano, guaranteed
to be handpicked in the pristine, untarnished wilderness.
Villagers are PAID to limit picking to preserve and
protect the plants. Oregano oil is produced by old-fashioned
cold pressing and steam distillation and no chemicals
used to extract it.
addition to liquid oregano oil, this
store also carries Oil of Oregano capsules, and
oregano juice. To see more options for how to get the
health benefits of oregano oil, visit MotherNature.com.
(known botanically as Origanum vulgare) gets its name from
the Greek words “oros” (mountain)
and “ganos” (joy). It also is referred to as
wild marjoram in many parts of Europe as it is a close relative
of the sweet marjoram herb. Oregano not only was it a symbol
of happiness (it was a tradition for Greek and Roman brides
and grooms to be crowned with a laurel of oregano.) but it
also made the hillsides on which it grew look beautiful. Well,
the original oregano plant I put in my yard took over half
of my entire vegetable garden what with all the rain we had
this past winter. So I had lot of pulling to do at the start
of this season, but this is one of the things you have to deal
with when growing oregano. Oregano is such a great smelling
herb, that this year I decided to add Mexican oregano and ornamental
oregano to my herb garden. (I added Greek oregano late last
love cooking with fresh oregano, and have added some new
recipes with oregano in the sidebar of this page. Oregano
has been cultivated in France since the Middle Ages, and
is one of the ingredients often found in Herbes de Provence.
It is an important herb in Mediterranean cooking, Greek and
Italian food often make use this herb to add distinctive flavor.
I had so much of it this year I made some dried oregano with
my cuttings, just to see if I could really, not that I intend
to use it. Fresh oregano is superior in flavor to dried oregano,
and given that my plant lives all year round here in Southern
California there is no use for dried oregano for me anymore.
If you have to use dried oregano, crush it in the palm of
your hand before adding to the marinade to release its essential
oils and revive flavor. And if you are
cooking with oregano, either in its fresh or dried form, be
sure to add it toward the end of the cooking process since
heat can easily cause a loss of its delicate flavor.
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are excellent that you could cook out of The Mediterranean
Diet Cookbook for the rest of your life and never feel the
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with Orange and Lemon Juice sound? Or Catalan Soup of White
Beans and Clams? Or Lebanese Fish Baked in a Tomato-Cilantro
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relying on fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, and poultry. Simplicity
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Still growing. But that's not surprising because
this plant has always done right by me. So, for this year,
I'll share a fun little story from my past.
I had this friend who
mischeviously pushed me in the pool at camp (fully clothed)
on a cold day! (I was 15, he was 18- were both counselors
and he was the Water Safety Instructor for Pete's sake, so
no one to run to for help there!)
We played softball against other counselors from other day
camps on weekends, then after we'd all go this pizza place
and hang out after the game. So
while he was up to bat, I snuck away from the game, getting
his car keys from his girlfriend, and secreted myself in his
car to "prep" his cigarettes. Using some tweezers I had brought
from home, I pulled the tobacco out (very carefully) and replaced
it with-you guessed it--the magic herb, oregano.
the pizza place later that night, he went to light up and
was having trouble getting the cigarette lit, but kept trying.
Finally it took, and as the VERY marijuana-like smell wafted
across Maggio's, the wait staff started to stop and sniff,
everyone at our table burst out laughing. We were all in
on the joke except for him, and finally we just had to tell
him! He could not believe he had been smoking oregano the whole
Of course what I didn't realize was the best part would come
the next night. When his Dad borrowed his car, and yes, found
the bag of oregano that I had accidentally (I swear!) left
in his car! Now this guy had been known to smoke a joint (or
two) in his day. And I think had even been caught by the 'rents
before. But this time he was telling the truth.
I swear. It's oregano!" Followed by the whole desperate
story to keep his Dad from...well, you can guess the rest.
to say, it took a whole heap o' convincing. And probably
a taste test. And when I found out about it the next day,
I started laughing all over again. But you know, I spent
the rest of the summer very dry, and that's what I'll remember
most of all.
it the Oregano Bush that Ate New York. This thing is a
monster that grows all year round and stays unbelievably
healthy no matter what happens to it. I am sure the dog has
peed on at least one of the corners but with all the water
and sun it gets, it seems not to care in the least. By the
start of this summer (the second year I had it in my garden),
it had taken over almost half of the vegetable bed it's placed
in! So, clearly something had to be done. As luck would
have it, right as I came to this conclusion, my neighbor's
house was being featured as part of the Venice Garden Walk
Tour (benefiting a charity). So, I cut back baskets worth
and left fresh cuttings for participants to take home. Even
delivered some to a few of my neighbors who seemed cool but
I hadn't met yet in the two years I've lived here. And had
a great day doing it.