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.
vulgare)--Oregano is a natural antibiotic and antibacterial.
Common oregano (Origanum
vulgare) has been shown to have phytobiotic activity on strains of Gram negative bacteria such as Escherichia coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella tiphymurium, S.
The tender sweet marjoram (Origanum
majorana) is upright in the garden and prized by cooks but needs to be planted afresh each spring.
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.
There are four reports on the essential oil content and composition of Origanum
* Oregano (Origanum
onites as well as the following synonyms Origanum
hurtum, Thymbra capitata, Thymus capitatus, Coridothymus capitatus, Satureja capitate)
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.