Oregano is a flowering plant in the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is native to southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean region.
This herb is a perennial bushy, semi-woody shrub with spreading stems and branches with tiny white to purple flowers. Oregano, also known as wild marjoram, can be used in a variety of dishes with meat, cheese, omellete, soup, pizza and bread. The taste is pungent and slightly bitter.
Oregano is mainly cultivated along the coastal regions of Turkey, Greece and in Chili.
Oregano is available in crushed and ground.