Oregano is an amazing herb, and definitely one that everyone should have growing in their backyard herb garden. With dozens of uses in the kitchen, oregano is an essential plant for culinary and medicinal herb gardens.

Grow from cuttings if you have some oregano planted already. Otherwise, you can purchase new seeds. For oregano, it is important that the soil drains well. Diseases affecting oregano plants are primarily caused by fungi. The fungi that cause oregano disease problems often result in rotting leaves or roots. Pruning plants will open them up for better air circulation.

Medicinal Uses

Oregano oil is a rich source of carvacrol, which is a powerful antioxidant with antibacterial properties. One study found that the carvacrol compounds found in oregano oil may be effective when fighting drug-resistant strains of bacteria, such as Staphylococcus. I can personally testify to curing staph infection.

Oil of oregano has been a well-known remedy for stomach ailments. Oregano oil has long been recognized for its powerful antifungal properties, especially when used to treat Candida-based infections such as thrush, athlete’s foot, finger- and toenail infections, and yeast infections.

Try adding a few drops of oregano oil to a pot of steaming water and deeply inhale the steam to effectively treat sinus-related symptoms of a sinus infection, cold or flu. Once again I can testify that oregano garden remedies sinus infections. I’ve even used it sparingly in a nettie pot to flush with.

oregano garden remedies

Oregano Garden Remedies

  • Staph Infections
  • Sinus Infections
  • Thrush
  • Yeast Infections
  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Toenail Fungus
  • Cold and Flu