Cuban Oregano has many uses besides food. Not only does it look and smell aesthetic (like a combination of oregano, thyme and turpentine with a minty oregano flavor), setting an excellent scene for your lanai, it also loves the sun and does well with minimal water once established. It functions as a semi-succulent groundcover (similar to and less prolific than wedelia) and has many seasoning and medicinal uses. It is used in many places to suppress respiratory issues, malarial fevers, insect bites, allergies, convulsions and epilepsy. In Indonesia, it is given to nursing mothers to improve their milk production.
The mother plant can be trimmed back and each growth center on the “cutting”, or snipped branch, can grow roots and be replanted to create a bush-like grove in your backyard.