Oregano in ancient Greece was used to symbolize joy and happiness since bridal wreaths were made by, among other things, oregano branches. The word oregano comes from the Greek words «oros» which means mountain and «ganos» that means bright, namely the plant that brightens the mountain.
Benefits of Oregano [consuming as tea]~ high in anti-oxidant;
~ traditionally used as an infusion against menstrual cramps ;
~ strong antiviral and antibacterial properties and as such, it can strengthen the immune system.
~ used against chronic or acute bronchitis and chesty coughs.
~ ease digestion and constipation.
Note : avoided during pregnancy
How to enjoy our Organic Oregano as tea
~ ½ teaspoon of dried chamomile, steep in hot water for 10-15minutes.
Oregano for Cooking
Can be used in dishes that contain poultry, bread, potatoes, feta cheese, salads, tomato based sauces, pies and we can also use it to marinate meats and fishes. If we do not want to lose its taste while the food is being cooked it is best to add at the end of cooking while we are grinding it a bit with our hand in order to release its aroma.
Oregano has noticeable antioxidant properties, something that is further increased when combined with olive oil.
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About the producer : Aroma Farms [From the land of Ancient Olympia]
Aroma Farms, a family-owned organic farm located in the village of Ancient Olympia, Greece. A small producer producing high quality organic herbs that are sustainable, care about the environment and practices all the traditional herbs farming. Ensuring that they play a part in reducing carbon footprint, all the organic herbs are hand harvested from the best part of the plant at their optimal time and are hand picked the best to give the best flavours and aromas to enjoy as a tea.
The organic farms works very closely with agronomist-researcher Dr. Theodoros Koutsos, ex head of the Section of Aromatic and Medicinal Plants in NAGREF and run regular analysis on their products in ELGO DEMETER and agricultural universities to ensure the excellent quality of our herbs.