Mike Haasl wrote:Darn. Oh well, I'm glad I still like oregano and it's not bad for me
Jay Angler wrote:I remember reading a book about an area in Africa. There was a plant whose berries tasted too horrible to eat unless you had a gastro bug, then they'd taste edible. Both indigenous humans in the area, and at least the indigenous primates would seek out the plant if they were ill (I recall intestinal parasites were included in "ill"). The visitors tried tasting the berry and all but one spat it out - the one who didn't had been fighting a gut bug.
I feel the same way about Oil of Oregano. If I'm perfectly well, it tastes *really* gross, but if I feel I'm fighting something, it doesn't taste nearly so bad. I normally only take it if I think I really need it, but if I know I've been exposed to someone sick, or if I have to travel by airplane, I will choke it down prophylactically.
So maybe it's not if something tastes "good", but just that something tastes "less bad"? (Personally, cilantro tastes like soap. I'm OK with the seeds crushed in things though, so maybe I'm an edge case!)