Oregano blooms from early to mid-summer until frost . Oregano is both a culinary and an ornamental herb. It attracts bees, butterflies, and other flying insects making it a great addition to the garden for attracting pollinators. It even attracts hummingbirds when it is in full bloom.
When does oregano Bloom?
Oregano begins blooming in late spring or early summer depending on the variety. The flowers are tiny, only measuring about 3 to 4 mm, but each flower spike has an abundance of flowers on it. [ 1] The spent flowers can be removed to keep the plants looking tidy and once the plants have finished flowering you can cut the plant down to ground level.
One way to consider this is while most of us grow these herbs for their leaves, when they reach maturity, oregano plants develop flowers to produce seeds and to ensure the propagation of the plant .
Another thing we asked ourselves was, can you harvest oregano after it flowers?
One source claimed that oregano leaves can be harvested during or after the plant has flowered but the taste will be milder or more bitter, depending on the variety. How to use oregano flowers from your garden 1.
What happens if you eat too much oregano?
However, this herbal oil is extremely strong , and when taken in large amounts, oil of oregano can cause upset stomach or irritation of the gastrointestinal tract. It is recommended to dilute oregano oil with a carrier oil like jojoba oil before using oil of oregano for any reason.
Individuals who are taking any sorts of blood-thinning medications, anticoagulants are advised not to use oregano oil. Oregano oil promotes the free flow of blood in our system.
Does oregano oil thin blood?
Oregano oil is also considered a natural blood thinner . Therefore, it should be avoided at least two weeks prior to a surgery, or when you are taking any of the anticoagulant drug therapies mentioned above. Oil of oregano promotes anticoagulation, and this increases the risk of bleeding while also leading to further complications.
Another thing we wondered was does oil of oregano help blood clotting?
Here is what we researched. with Other Natural Health Products: Oil of oregano may reduce the amount platelets clump together (platelet aggregation) and may reduce the way other blood clotting factors work. Oil of oregano may interact with other natural health products that also affect blood clotting, increasing the risk of bruising and/or bleeding .
When we were writing we ran into the question “Can oregano oil lower blood sugar levels?”.
The best answer was oregano can cause your blood sugar levels to drop . If you are already taking other supplements, herbs, or medication to lower your sugar levels because you are diabetic, having oregano oil may cause it to go too low or fall too suddenly.
How do you know when to pick oregano?
As with most herbs, oregano leaves taste best before the plant flowers. The flowers should be pinched to keep the plants bushy and prevent it from bolting to seed. The flowers stalks are spiky and may be white, pink, or purple. You can begin harvesting when plants have reached 4 to 5 inches in height .