Oregano - Belize

The ancient herb oregano was once used as by the great Maya people many years ago in the rainforest properties in Belize and is now still being used by the Belizean people for its culinary and healing properties. This flowering perennial herb related to the mint family and are seen growing throughout Belize off grid homes.


Oregano prefers a hot, sunny and dry climate thus making Better in Belize Eco-community the perfect place to plant and grow this herb where you can enjoy its balsamic, pungent and zesty aroma. There are two varieties of oregano grown and used in Belize one is a thin small green leafed that is greatly used in culinarians all over the world especially in pizza and spaghetti sauce. The other variety is known as the Mexican oregano, it has large, thick fuzzy edge leafs that are pale green and can be substitute for other herbs and for medical purposes.

Oregano can be grown both outdoors and indoors making it great to plant around the flutterby finca at Better in Belize eco-lodge or in pot-herb inside any off the grid cabin. It contains powerful antioxidant with antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties as well as nutritious and powerful healing properties.

Sprinkling oregano on meals improves the immune system and keep your body safe from some of the most dangerous and silent killers, its organic compounds defend the body against bacteria and aids in digestion, help to rebalance cholesterol levels and reduce inflammation that prevent a heart attacks or stroke. The rich nutrients in oregano such as calcium, iron and vitamins help detoxify the body and improve bone health and protect against osteoporosis.


Oregano is a herbal plant tobe grown in everyone’sgarden whilst living in Belize and visiting Better In Belize Eco Villageor contacting us via email at info@betterinbelize.

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