Multiannual small leafy bush with a trunk. When the leaves are rubbed together a pleasant aromatic smell emerges. It is found as a natural wild plant all over Greece. It is a very popular herb in cooking, roast meat and in salads. Apart from cooking it can also be used pharmaceutically with beneficial results. Inhalation with oregano helps in chest diseases. When drunk it helps with coughs, toothache, rheumatism, intestine and abdominal pain.
To Drink.: Boil for a few minutes a teaspoon of oregano in a small pan. Strain and drink hot with honey.
Or: Put a teaspoon of oregano in a small pan with boiling hot water. Leave it for 10 minutes, strain and drink hot with honey.