Jamaican Oregano (Lippia micromera)
Jamaican Oregano (Lippia micromera)
Jamaican Oregano (Lippia micromera)
Jamaican Oregano (Lippia micromera)

Jamaican Oregano (Lippia micromera)

Regular price $13.95
11 in stock

Jamaican Oregano is a highly aromatic tropical perennial herb with a long history as a spice and medicine in the Caribbeans, and the Americas. It's a close relative of Aztec Sweet Herb.

Jamaican Oregano is a tender woody shrub with cascading branches.  The plant has small fragrant leaves and tiny white flowers that are very attractive to bees and other pollinators.  Jamaican Oregano can easily be grown in containers and overwintered indoors. 

In the kitchen, Jamaican Oregano leaves have a similar flavor profile to Mediterranean Oregano, but the aroma and taste is much more rich and intense.  It is a staple spice in Caribbean cuisine. 

This plant really shines in the medicine cabinet. "Lippia micromera is traditionaly used for asthma, bronchitis, common cold, cough, flu, oliguria, to support digestion and ease stomach infections, it is eaten fresh or drunk in form of tea. Strong infusion can also be used for mouthwash. It acts as antibacterial, antifungal, anti-yeast, diuretic, depurative, antispasmodic, anti-asthmatic,  antiemetic, demulcent, expectorant, stimulant, stomachic, tonic, diuretic. Chemical composition of Lippia micromera's essential oil strongly vary in proportions of carvacrol (26,5 - 48%), thymol (7,1 - 33,7%), y-terpinene (4,5 - 22,5%), p-cymene (11,5 - 16,2%), beta-caryophyllene (12,1%),1,8-cineole (2,2%), it also contain small amounts of limonene, linalool, geranial, eugenol, neral and menthol." (Herbs From Distant Lands)

Other common names include Spanish Thyme, Oregano del Pais, Oregano Poleo, Puerto Rican Oregano, Dominican Oregano, Oregano Chiquito, False Thyme, Oregato and Oreganillo.

Photos: Herbs From Distant Lands, Useful Tropical Plants

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