This is an herb- this herb is Mexican oregano. It eventually will make a bush about five feet tall and about four feet wide and it has a purple bloom that is a trumpet shape- very beautiful, and it blooms all over the plant in late summer. It hasn’t started blooming yet this year. This is my favorite oregano- there are hundreds of different types of oregano, and this is my favorite. It grows wild in the mountains in Mexico. And what you do is you pick it and you strip it like that and you put it in- when you’re making spaghetti sauce you can sauté it with the onions and thyme, tarragon, oregano, a little rosemary, and marjoram. And you can sauté that with the onions and then add your tomato sauce and your other vegetables.
Oregano is good for indigestion, and the Mexicans say that it will take care of intestinal parasites. It’s an anti-bacterial.