The scents and flavors of the Mediterranean in the past and today are based on wine, olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, fish, lamb, then basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage, marjoram, fennel, saffron, and bay leaf.
Namely, aromatic herbs that have always grown literally in front of the noses of all Mediterranean people, are a kind of button with which many “universal” dishes are crucially connected with the Mediterranean.
Hell, not even the most famous Mediterranean side dish to the globally uniformed “fast food” – pizza without oregano would be just an “anonymous” gastronomic John Doe or a banal piece of dough from a bread oven. Besides, giving meals an extraordinary taste, oregano has so much to offer. Here are a few reasons, why you should plant and grow oregano this year.
5 Great Reasons For Growing Oregano At Home
- Oregano as a great immunity booster
You probably know that oregano is packed with many antioxidants. What you didn’t know is that one particular antioxidant also is known as rosmarinic acid, which oregano contains is a great immunity booster that can help you fight pathogens and illnesses such as flu and the common cold.
- Oregano repels insects
The scent of oregano can confuse pests which is why a great idea to plant it near the places you spend most of the time, or near fruit trees if you have any. Furthermore, you can use the oil of oregano as a pest repellent for your plants. Just mix it with water and spray your houseplants with it, so you can protect them from bugs.
- It’s a good pollinator herb
Oregano attracts beneficial insects to your garden. These insects adore the oregano flowers and like to feed on their nectar. As we said above, oregano repels pests as it attracts insects like lacewings, which can help you keep the nasty pests away from your plants. Just plant oregano near broccoli, kale, and cabbage to keep them healthy and pest free.
- It grows anywhere you plant it
You don’t have to worry about oregano planting. This herb adapts pretty well in closed and open spaces. You can plant it outdoors or indoors, it doesn’t matter, as long as the herb gets good sunlight exposure.
- It will heal your wounds
Yes, literally oregano can help your wound to heal faster. Just take a few leaves and put them on the affected area on your skin. The active compound carvacrol which is found in oregano will disinfect your wound and prevent developing a skin infection.