Red Oregano / Pontian Tea




Red Oregano / Pontian Tea (Origanum vulgare)

Red oregano is a perennial plant commonly called Pontian Tea, as it grows at the Kilkis prefecture (Northern Greece), which is mostly inhabited by Pontian Greeks. Pontian Tea grows also at the region of Montenegro. Its characteristic is that once dried it loses its entire aroma. However, when it comes into contact with hot water, the emerging smell is unique, with a great taste unlike the common oregano.

The rest as for common oregano

Health Benefits of Oregano

Learn AboutOreganoBenefits Health Benefits Oregano contains an impressive list of plant-derived chemical compounds that are known to have disease-preventing and health-promoting properties. The herb parts contain no cholesterol; however, they are a rich source of dietary fiber, which helps to control blood cholesterol levels. It contains health beneficial essential oils such as carvacrol, thymol, limonene, [...]

Mythology – Oregano

Learn AboutOreganoMythology Greek hillsides covered with summer's growth of wild oregano in bloom are a fantastic excursion for eyes, feet, and nose! Historically, as the name implies, Greek oregano originates on the mountain slopes of Greece. The name "oregano" means "joy of the mountain" and has its origins in the ancient Greek "όρος" (oros) meaning [...]

Side Effects of Oregano

Learn AboutOreganoSide Effects Oregano leaf is likely safe when taken in the amounts found in food and possibly safe when taken by mouth or applied to the skin in medicinal amounts. Mild side effects include stomach upset. Oregano might also cause an allergic reaction in people who have an allergy to plants in the Lamiaceae family. Not [...]

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