What oregano is good for?
Oregano contains chemicals that might help reduce cough. Oregano also might help with digestion and with fighting against some bacteria and viruses. People use oregano for wound healing, parasite infections, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
What are the side effects of oregano?
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. Oregano oil should not be applied to the skin in concentrations greater than 1% as this might cause irritation.
What is oregano called in India?
The first and most common one is Carom (ajwain leaves). These plants can be found in almost every other household in India. These leaves are also used in treating cough, cold and fever in children. Fresh carom leaves bear a strikingly similar resemblance to oregano when it comes to the fragrance.