The word oregano has Greek roots as it comes from the Greek words oros (gr. mountain) and ganos (gr. joy). Oregano has been used for centuries in culinary recipes, but has several important medicinal properties

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According to Stephanie Tourles "Wild oregano is definitely NOT the same as the type found in grocery stores - it's amazingly fresh and aromatic with a peppery, zesty, lemony flavor profile.  Standard oregano, found in most grocery stores, pales by comparison! Wild, vibrantly green, pungent, Greek oregano, grown at high altitude, in mountainous regions free of pollution, where the soil is mineral rich, has an abundance of antioxidants, plus potent antiseptic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and carminative (digestive) properties. It also contains vitamins E and K, fiber, iron, manganese, tryptophan, and omega-3 fatty acids.  So, be sure to liberally sprinkle wild-grown, Greek mountain oregano on your food - often - to give it incredible flavor and reap the health benefits, as well!"

 Stephanie Tourles
Stephanie Tourles is the best-selling author of 8 books on natural 
health, including "Organic Body Care Recipes", "Raw Energy", and "Hands-On Healing Remedies: 150 Recipes for Herbal Balms, Salves, Oils, Liniments & Other Topical Therapies".  She lives in Maine and is a licensed holistic esthetician, certified aromatherapist, and organic gardener with training in Western and Ayurvedic herbalism.



Now Olea Estates brings you Greek oregano hand picked from the mount Parnon. Just visit our online store, place your order and enjoy the rich flavor, taste along with its beneficial nutriets.


We would like to introduce to you the Olea Gold. To learn more about this certified organic, unfiltered, early harvest extra virgin olive oil click here.

"Saying that olive oil has more saturated fat than a seed oil, and is therefore healthier, is simplistic and simply not true. Olive oil is high in monounsaturated fats and low in the polyunsaturated fats associated with inflammation that Americans and other westernized nations are already getting too much of in processed foods." read more about olive oil misconceptions.

The health benefits of olive oil are well documented. Here is an article that summarizes all its benefits.

"Evidence regarding olive oil and whole grains increase the beneficial effects of such dietary pattern against cancer".

A recent article on BMC surgery about mediterranean diet and cancer, suggests that olive oil, one of the main componets of the diet, could prevent cancer.

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