Origanum vulgare

Origanum vulgare in Valley of Flowers

Origanum vulgare is an aromatic herb of 15-90 cm height. Leaves are opposite, broadly ovate and obtuse at apex. Flowers are pale pink or purplish red and in crowded branched corymbose clusters, calyx bell shaped. Bracts are greenish purple or brown tinged with purple and stamens are four.

English Name

Majoram, Oregano.

Local Name

Bantulsi, Jonkari, Satra

Family

Lamiaceae

Flowering time

June to October

Habitat

In open places, waste places, way sides and occasionally in Forest under growth.

Uses

Whole plant is used for treating bronchitis, colic, diarrhea, hysteria, menstrual disorders. Leaves are used in fever and influenza.

Location in the Valley of flowers

This is commonly found near the entry gate of the Valley of flowers.

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