It is an aromatic, woody-based perennial, which grows to
20-90 cm in height. Oregano has purple flowers and spade-shaped, olive-green leaves. Its leaves are
ovate and borne opposite each
otheron the stem. The edges of
the leaves are smooth or very shallowly toothed, and the leaf tips vary from pointed to obtuse rounded.
Used in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for Effective against, Muscle pain, Acne, Dandruff, Bronchitis, Toothache, Bloating,Headaches, Allergies, Intestinal parasites, Fatigue
The leaves are used as a flavouring for salad dressings,
vegetables and legumes.
Sandwiches with oregano add chopped oregano leaves along with butter to sandwich spread.