The Benefits of Oregano from Colds to Prophetic Dreams

In folklore dating back to ancient Greece, the herb Oregano is a staple for many mediterranean homes, known for it’s aromatic properties, the herb is known to have various benefits for health, the home and the spirit including it’s reputation for having mystical properties to help with prosperity, protection, and promoting good fortune. Native to the Mediterranean, the name oregano comes from the Greek words Oros, meaning ‘Mountain’, and Ganos, meaning ‘Joy’. It is symbolic with joy, happiness, freedom and good luck. It is a fantastic herb for promoting self love.

Oregano and the Home

Planting Oregano in the home is known to ward off bad spirits. Oregano is an herb that is simple to plant in the home. A great companion plant for cilantro,  it requires little maintenance beyond the basics of water and sunlight. A member of the mint family, Oregano is known to help with prophetic dreams and to help produce a sense of clarity so place a pot of oregano in your bedroom to encourage the gods to whisper fortunes in your ear while you sleep.

Oregano and Cooking + Diet

How to it’s delicious too. It’s a great companion plant for cilantro, and is rich in antioxidants Oregano is one of the most antioxidant rich herbs available. Often paired with basil, Oregano is a staple for many great  Italian dishes. 

  • Garlic and Oregano Pesto Pasta
  • Lemon Oregano Chicken 

Oregano and Skincare

Oregano oil has great benefits for the skin. The skincare benefits of Oregano include the antioxidant and antibacterial with incredible benefits. Extracted from the leaves of the Oregano plant, as well as antiviral properties. Oregano oil is also known to eliminate viseral fat. Please remember that some people are allergic to plants in the mint family (including oregano).