Oregano

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Description

Oreganum vulgare
Well known herb common in Mediterranean cuisine.  Leaves are used fresh or dried for fish, cheese, tomato, soup and meat dishes and especially pizza.  Medicinally it has a long history of use for respiratory and digestive problems, in the treatment of colds and flu, and to promote menstruation.  A tea made of the leaves is soothing and restful.  A good ground cover and companion plant, useful in the vege garden as it is said to repel many pests, plus the mauve-pink flowers are attractive to bees.  Hardy perennial growing to 45cm when in flower.  Full sun or part shade. Relatively drought hardy. 9cm pot. Certified organic plant.

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