Oregano is a perennial herb with a creeping rhizome. Stems are 30-80 cm tall, erect. Leaves are opposite with petioles. The flowers are very small, light red or rose-violet. They are collected in spike-shaped groups that form shields. The calyx is tubular with 5 teeth. The corolla is bilobed. Blooms in July-September.

It grows in thickets, on stony places and in rare forests mainly in the foothills and mountains all over Bulgaria up to 1600 m above sea level.

The flowering tops collected during flowering are used, cutting about 20 cm from the top.

Therapeutic action:

Due to the content of essential oil, it has an expectorant, antiseptic and calming effect on the nervous system. Stimulates the secretion of the sweat, digestive and bronchial glands, enhances peristalsis of the intestines, stimulates the appetite.


- diaphoretic, soothing cough and expectorant in acute catarrh;
- for bronchitis, tracheitis, bronchial asthma, whooping cough;
- with atony and flatulence, spasms of the stomach and intestines;
- liver and biliary diseases;
- with nervous excitement, insomnia, headache, sexual arousal;
- externally: for skin diseases, eczema.

In Bulgarian folk medicine, oregano is used for worms, diarrhea, gas, epilepsy, bronchitis, tracheitis, jaundice, liver diseases, insomnia, headache.

External application:
It is recommended for baths for rashes, lichen, itching; for compresses for inflamed lymph glands; for baths in rickets and scrofula.

Internal application:
1 tbsp. of the herb are put in 500 ml of water. Boil for 3 minutes. Drink 1 glass of wine 15 minutes before meals, 4 times a day.

Where to buy oregano?

You can find Oregano as dried herb, oil for internal intake, capsules or essential oil in "Zdravnitza".

You can place your order online. We deliver our products to products in Bulgaria, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Israel and Thailand.

You can also buy oregano products on the local stores of "Zdravnitza":

Health store "Zdravnitza"
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
23 Neofit Rilski str.

Health store "Zdravnitza"
1303 Sofia, Bulgaria
74 Odrin str.