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origanum

(əˈrɪɡənəm)
n
(Plants) any plant of the herbaceous aromatic Mediterranean genus Origanum: family Lamiaceae. See oregano, marjoram, dittany1
[New Latin, from Greek origanon wild marjoram]
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Noun1.origanum - any of various fragrant aromatic herbs of the genus Origanum used as seasoningsoriganum - any of various fragrant aromatic herbs of the genus Origanum used as seasonings
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Origanum - a genus of aromatic mints of the family Labiatae
knotted marjoram, Majorana hortensis, Origanum majorana, sweet marjoram - aromatic European plant native to Mediterranean and Turkey; not widespread in Europe
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Dittany is sometimes confused with a member of the oregano family, Dittany of Crete: (Origanum dictamnus), a small hairy plant that thrives in the barren soil of the mountainous region of the island and was used to heal wounds caused by poisoned arrowheads.
The tender sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana) is upright in the garden and prized by cooks but needs to be planted afresh each spring.
Origanum vulgare Linn (family, Lamiaceae) is distributed throughout Asia, Europe and North America and is commonly known as Wild Marjoram and Winter Sweet and locally in Pakistan as Mirzanjosh, Sathra.
* Oregano (Origanum onites as well as the following synonyms Origanum smyrnaeum, Origanum vulgare, Origanum compactum, Origanum hurtum, Thymbra capitata, Thymus capitatus, Coridothymus capitatus, Satureja capitate)
Origanum oil is another powerful candida killer that causes little harm to good bacteria.
Thyme is of the genus Thymus of the mint family (Lamiaceae), and a relative of the oregano genus Origanum. The therapeutic properties of thyme oil are antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, bactericidal, cardiac, carminative, cicatrizant, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypertensive, insecticide, stimulant, tonic, and vermifuge.
Among phytogenics, Oregano (Origanum onites) is also being investigating for its potential to be used in poultry rations.