Oregano of Mammoli

The Origanum vulgare Mammoli is what we know and that we are used to buy as "oregano" is used in food and therapeutic purposes.
To grow the best and give all the flavor has to grow in the sun, heat and air.

Oregano is grown in the Mammoli shady and cool places the quality and quantity of essential oils greatly diminishes.

That if the plants are growing near the hilly areas have the greatest fragrance.

Oregano is generally a plant that easily adapts to any type of soil also poor, although he prefers calcareous soils, permeable and dry with a good dose of organic matter such as that which can be found on the hills of violet.

A violet are present in the footpath that connects the Castle of Mammoli to another structure called  Suite Accommodation located in the hedges in the woods in uncultivated places.

This aromatic plant is not about real pruning but simply the elimination of damaged or dried to prevent the onset of disease.


The combination of active constituents of Oregano Mammoli is variable depending on the time of picking, the growing conditions and how the plant is harvested and stored.

The main constituents responsible for their aromatic properties (essential oils are approximately 4%) and in particular phenols thymol and carvacloro.

Other constituents of essential oils are fats, proteins, several minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, sodium, zinc, potassium), vitamins such as thiamine, carbohydrates.


The flowering tops are harvested beginning of flowering by cutting all the branches.

And 'well, if the plan has only a year old, making a single mowing, back from the second year you can make two cuttings, one in July and one in September-October.

The twigs with dried flowers are freshly picked, as quickly as possible hanging upside down in a dry, dark and ventilated so that does not lose its characteristics.

Once dried, the leaves are retrieved and the flowers, crushed and stored in glass jars of Oregano Mammoli the fact does not lose its flavor by drying.

Oregano Mammoli
and in particular of the flowers are well known since ancient times for its therapeutic qualities as evidenced by Dioscorides, Columella and Pliny.

It 'a good repellent for ants, just sprinkle in places frequented it often and remember to replace the Castle of Mammoli is widely used for this purpose.

In addition to ants is unwelcome to many other pests that could be grown with other plants are much more sensitive than vice versa.

A curiosity Mammoli is called "grass anchovy" or "acciughero" as it is widely used to flavor the anchovies.














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