Oregano - Home is where the heart is

Oregano - Origanum vulgare

20–80 cm tall perennial herb; leaves spade-shaped, olive-green, opposite, 1–4 cm long; 3–4 mm long purple flowers in erect spikes; prefers hot, relatively dry climate
Distribution: warm-temperate western and southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region
Flowering time: July - September


The essence

Keywords: connectedness, sense of home, releasing the past
Brief description: Centered and grounded in all aspects of life, freedom from emotional baggage


The essence for the uprooted and homeless, who have set their hearts to people, things, places that have been removed from their lives. Their life goes on, but the heart does not seem to stay.

Oregano helps to distinguish between what the relevant things in life in the present, and those that have become meaningless. Only longing still exists. When the heart sticks to what is no longer available, it prevents us from recognizing and accepting of what is available here and now. The essence supports the adaptation and orientation, helps to reach out and make new contacts and end the withered and dead.


That makes Oregano a kind of a cleansing remedy.

The flower helps to take you heart with you, wherever you go, to find a home wherever you are and not to seek your fortune in the past but in the present.

©Dirk Albrodt

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