This week’s healing herb addition to your box is Oregano (Origanum vulgare)! Oregano is a beautifully aromatic herb that originated in the mountains of Greece. Most of the culinary herbs that we eat also have medicinal and healing properties.

Oregano is quite high in antioxidants, due to a high content of phenolic acids and flavonoids. It is also a great herb to support immunity and help build your body’s natural resistance, as well as supporting a healthy microbial environment in the intestines and throughout the body. It can be taken as a steeped tea, the oil can be applied topically to treat microbial infections, and of course it can be added to your food to create a deliciously medicinal meal!

This week you are receiving it as a potted plant so you can continuously grow it, build a relationship with it, and trim off its fresh leaf offerings as needed.

By: Angelica Fisher, Intern with OUR Ecovillage, Instagram: @angel_fish254

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