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These notes refer to the traditional uses of the related species Origanum vulgare L. Lamiaceae. Wild Marjoram. Oregano, Sweet Marjoram. Cultivar 'Compactum' Distribution: Europe. Culpeper (1650) writes: ‘Amaracus, Majorana. ... Sweet marjoram is an excellent remedy for cold diseases of the brain, being only smelled to, helps such as are given to much fighting, easeth pains in the belly, provokes urine being taken inwardly... Outwardly in oils or salves it helpeth sinews that are shrunk, limbs out of joint, all aches and swellings...’ It is still used as an analgesic against toothache, the a piece of cotton being soaked in the oil and applied to the carious tooth.
Oakeley, Dr. Henry F. (2013). Wellcome Library notes. link

Origanum laevigatum 'Hopleys'

Genus: Origanum
Species: laevigatum
Cultivar: 'Hopleys'
Common names: Oregano
Distribution summary: S. Turkey to N.Syria, Cyprus
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Plants of the World (B), Europe & Middle East (J)

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