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5 Reasons Why You Should Grow Oregano at Home

Aside from basil, this herb is another useful addition to your mini garden


Just like basil, oregano is widely used as an important cooking ingredient. If you already have basil in your herb garden, the next step is to start cultivating oregano at home.

This perennial herb can serve different purposes, making it a must-have for your space. 

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It can grow anywhere

One of the important considerations that you need to make when buying a new addition to the home is the space where you can place it. This applies to plants, too. If you're planning to plant oregano at home, there's no need to worry as it can thrive indoors or outdoors. Just make sure you place it in a well-lit area so it can get enough sunlight.

It can help heal wounds

To avoid wound infections, you may place oregano leaves on the affected area. Its natural oils contain an essential compound called carvacol that helps disinfect a wound and avoid bacteria. It is also known to slowly treat scars. 

It helps repel pests

Troubled by pests at home? Oregano has a minty scent that keeps cockroaches and mosquitoes away from the garden or pantry. You may also use it as a natural deodorizer for the kitchen. Simply mix it with essential oils such as lavender and vanilla. 

It helps treat dandruff

If you're looking for a natural remedy to treat dandruff, you can use oregano. To create the special solution that you can massage into your scalp, simply mix a half cup of dried shredded oregano leaves with olive oil. Click here for the tutorial.

It can help reduce allergic rhinitis

To help you deal with constant sneezing in the morning, add a couple of drops of oregano oil to your reed diffuser. The calming smell will surely help clear a stuffy nose. 

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