Ah, but the taste of oregano oil is worse than cod liver oil! Surprisingly, the leaves are just the opposite, sprinkled on all sorts of things. I think I'll stick with my preferred oil--olive.
I have never tasted oregano oil, only the leaves from my garden. I trust your assessment and will not purchase it. Thanks Randall.
I just discovered your post. Thank you for posting the interesting information!
Oregano is also a favorite for me. I grew Greek oregano this year.
It was a favorite for honeybees. They foraged the flowers for months.
My plants grew too big for their chosen location. They weren't gigantic. I had the plants too close together. This fall, I moved them to locations in the little orchard, as groundcover in the areas around young fruit trees. I want to see if they have other benefits, such as repelling rodents from chewing bark. Oregano should have full sun. These trees are still too small to significantly shade the oregano.
Next year I want to plant much more oregano, especially for honeybees. Also learn more about ways to incorporate it into my cooking.