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History of Greek Oregano

Oregano was used for the first time by ancient Greeks. The sweet, spicy scent of oregano was reputedly created by the Goddess Aphrodite as a symbol of happiness. Ancient Greeks believed that oregano had cathartic properties, thus, bridal couples were crowned with garlands of oregano, and the plants were placed on the tombs to give peace to departed spirits. On the other hand, oregano's power to heal was known to ancient Greeks, thus the oregano was used for medical purposes. During this time, ancient Greeks used for the first time the oregano to prepare culinary dishes.
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At a later stage, Romans started to use the oregano for the same purposes like Greeks did and the oregano became a necessary ingredient in cooking and a famous medicament. From this time, the use of oregano passed to the rest of the Europeans and since then, the oregano became one of the most famous ingredients in cooking worldwide as well as an effective raw material for medicinal purposes.

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