Oregano is very common in the Mediterranean basin. It seems that there are more than 50 species, but the most sought after and used in the culinary field is the wild oregano that grows spontaneously under the sun of Calabria.
Oregano is widely used in typical Calabrian recipes and is a must
like Tropea onion on tomato salads that in summer are one of the
more present contours on the Calabrian tables.
In Calabria, oregano harvests mainly occur in June when
The plant is in bloom. The typical Calabrian custom is after harvesting the drying:
after having formed nice bunches, it should be dried upside down in
a dry, sun-sheltered place and stored in paper bags.
Unlike all other aromatic plants, oregano is the only one to reach the maximum of its fragrance only after drying.
Abundantly used in aromatherapy, its infusions are an excellent remedy against coughing and digestion disorders.