Benefits Of Oregano
Updated: Apr 3
Scientific Name: Oregano vulgare
Common Name: Origanum, Spanish thyme, wild marjoram
Family: Lamiaceae or Labiatae (Mint)
Oregano is an herb from the mint family or Lamiaceae family. There are many different types of oregano, but Oregano vulgare, also known as Origanum, Spanish thyme, and wild marjoram, is the most commonly used in the herb world. These perennial herbs have been used for thousands of years to add flavors to dishes and treat health conditions in Mediterranean countries, western Asia, Greek, Italy, Mexico, and the United States (1).
Fun fact: Did you know the Greeks and Romans associated oregano with joy and happiness?