Zaatar (Origanum syriacum) Z8-10

LaurieLovesLearning Posts: 7,374 admin

I found this in the Richters catalog today. I thought I'd look up the medicinal end of things because it sounded interesting.

It is widely used in the middle east. Richters' variety is from northern Israel where it is used by both Arabs & Jews as a culinary addition to many foods.

It is also anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antihelminthic, and much more. Its quite a fascinating plant and a good example of letting your food be your medicine.

It is safe for animals (a safe herb that actually helps expel worms is my friend).

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  • JodieDownUnder
    JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,482 admin

    @LaurieLovesLearning I know Zaatar as a middle eastern spice mix, usually a mix of oregano, thyme, marjoram, sumac & sesame seeds, very popular. So nice to know there is actually a species of oregano with all those medicinal attributes & I can purchase plants from my herbal supplier. Certainly would be a herb to add to the collection. Thanks for sharing.