Today’s Belize Photo of the Day is the Oregano which is scientifically known as Coleus aromaticus benth.
This Eurasian herb is a member of the mint family and has a peppery flavor with a mild hint of sage and thyme.
The herb is said to have derived from the ancient Greeks who used the leaves as a poultice for aching muscles and sours. Additionally, the Romans used it for curing scorpion stings and spider bites.
Today contemporary herbalists use it for medicinal purposes as it is an excellent anti-septic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-spasmodic, not to mention a beneficial and natural cure for chronic coughs, fevers, indigestion, and painful swellings.
For colds and sore throats, adults can take a tablespoon of the fresh juice every hour, whereas children can take a teaspoon every two hours, four times daily.
Photo taken by Naturalist Guide: Selwyn Bol