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Folk names: Greek powder, Cretan thyme, Spanish hops, Cretan oregano, Spanish herbal hops.

Pharmacy name: oregano herb – Origani cretici herba (formerly: Herba Origani cretici); oregano oil – Origani cretici aetheroleum (formerly: Oleum Origani cretici).

Botanical description. Perennial herbaceous plant up to 1 m in height, with red-violet flowers, collected in a false umbrella. The grass is fragrant, outwardly similar to ordinary oregano. It grows in the Mediterranean, especially in Crete.

Active ingredients: essential oil, bitterness, tannins.

Application. This aromatic bitterness can be used with equal success in gastrointestinal diseases, bronchitis and coughs. Oregano oil is an integral part of many therapeutic rubbing, especially for rheumatism. Often used as a spicy condiment, especially in Italian cuisine (pizza).

Lamiaceae – Lamiaceae (Labiatae).

Folk names: Greek powder, Cretan thyme, Spanish hops, Cretan oregano, Spanish herbal hops.

Pharmacy name: oregano herb – Origani cretici herba (formerly: Herba Origani cretici); oregano oil – Origani cretici aetheroleum (formerly: Oleum Origani cretici).

Botanical description. Perennial herbaceous plant up to 1 m in height, with red-violet flowers, collected in a false umbrella. The grass is fragrant, outwardly similar to ordinary oregano. It grows in the Mediterranean, especially in Crete.

Active ingredients: essential oil, bitterness, tannins.

Application. This aromatic bitterness can be used with equal success in gastrointestinal diseases, bronchitis and coughs. Oregano oil is an integral part of many therapeutic rubbing, especially for rheumatism. Often used as a spicy condiment, especially in Italian cuisine (pizza).

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