Episode 16

A Hot Cup of Oregano…. What?

Episode Link: iTunes and SoundCloud

Oregano is a fragrant culinary herb most associate with classic Italian food, integrated into marinara sauce, or topping for pizza – but in the Balkans, oregano plays an important role as a key ingredient for traditional mountain tea. In this episode, I join an expert on wild plants of the Balkans to learn more about the ethnobotany and fascinating chemistry of this herb.

About Avni Hajdari

Prof. Avni Hajdari is chair of the Department of Biology, University of Prishtina. Avni does research in Botany, Ecology and Ethnobotany.

About Cassandra Quave

Prof. Cassandra Quave is best known for her ground breaking research on the science of botanicals. Scientists in her research lab work to uncover some of nature’s deepest secrets as they search for new ways to fight life-threatening diseases, including antibiotic resistant infections. Working with a global network of scientists and healers, Cassandra and her team travel the world hunting for new plant ingredients, interviewing healers, and bringing plants back to the lab to study. Besides research, Cassandra is an award-winning teacher, and has developed and taught the college classes “Food, Health and Society” and “Botanical Medicine and Health” at Emory University.

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