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Native to Northern Europe and cultivated for centuries, it is now grown world wide. It has a strong flavour, pleasant aroma and significant health benefits. Unusually, the flavour of the dried herb is more intense than that of the fresh leaf.

Oregano has stong antibacterial properties. It contains essential oils thymol and carvacrol which inhibit the growth of many bacteria, some of which cause food borne illness. Mexican researchers found oregano more effective in treating giardia than the commonly prescribed drug tinidazol.

Oregano is one of the most potent sources of antioxidant vitamins thought to play a role in the prevention of many cancers and slowing the aging process. Properties and uses include:

This ingredient is normally used as an ingredient in the following Healthelicious products:
peak performance
weight loss