Cuban Oregano, Tropical Oregano, Mexican Mint, Plectranthus amboinicus
Cuban Oregano is a semi-succulent perennial plant in the mint family, Lamiaceae, with a pungent oregano-like flavor and odor. It grows abundantly and has tender, juice-filled leaves that can be rubbed on the skin to deter mosquitos and pathogens.
Similar in profile to Oregano (Zaatar), it carries a pungent aroma and strong medicinal qualities.
Revered for its highly antibacterial and antiviral components, Oregano is immune-boosting and a perfect preventative for colds, flu and infections. It has been used throughout history as a tonic to support longevity and also for the rapid cure of acute conditions.
- Supports longevity
- Boosts immunity
- Fights parasites
- Good for respiratory problems such as asthma, croup, bronchitis, coughs and flu
- Treats skin for conditions of athlete’s foot, psoriasis, and fungal infections
- Helps repel mosquitos
- Highly antiseptic and antimicrobial