Oregano tea made from the fresh plant will relieve nervous headache or upset stomach.
The leaves can also be used in poultices to reduce pain and
swelling. Oregano extracts provide the same benefits of the whole herbs in a
concentrated, easy to use form, as does the essential oil. A few drops of oregano oil can be put in the hollow of an aching tooth to relieve pain.
Sweet majoram, Origanum marjorana
, has a more delicate flavor and aroma.