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Monday, March 25, 2013

Oregano



Unlike some plants I have in my terrace this Oregano plant amazes me. It could stand several days without being watered. It could survive the heat of the sun.  I have some of this plant in pots and put them inside the house.  I like the aroma of its leaves.  I would gather some leaves put them in small box or small basket and leave them to dry inside the house. When the leaves are totally dried out I would put them in the pots of the other plants as fertilizer. I use the fresh leaves as seasoning for my cooking. I made sure to gather the fresh and greenish leaves. 

How to prepare as seasoning for cooking? Wash them thoroughly in running water. The leaves gather dust easily. They should be cleaned properly. Soak the leaves in water with salt to get rid of some impurities for about ten minutes. Slice the leaves thinly in chopping board.  Poured the thinly slice leaves over pork chop or fried chicken for not more than twenty minutes before the cooking is done. I also put these leaves on scrambled eggs, together with onions and tomatoes. Dried Oregano leaves are sold in groceries in bottles or plastic pouches. 

Oregano has its medicinal properties.  Oregano tea is cure for indigestion, bloating, coughs, headache, swollen glands and many more.  Boiled oregano can be used as mouthwash to prevent tooth infection and sore throat. Ground oregano leaves made into a paste is a cure for arthritis pain, insect bites and other skin problems.

4 comments:

Matt Harvath said...

I grew some oregano last year. Nothing like using your own, home grown oregano!

Hazel Mamaril said...

Oregano smells nice.
My friend uses it to season fish.

man said...

It is a medicinal plant that can be found any place of the province or remote area in the Philippines.

Jolly Princess said...

@Matt Harvath - Right, you know they are clean when you grow them. This plant could grow anywhere, even on sidewalks. @Hazel Mamaril - i love its aroma too. Welcome aboard.!:)@man- Right, this plant is very easy to grow. Welcome back! :)

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