Oregano is a culinary and medicinal herb from the mint, or Lamiaceae family. It has been used in medicine and cooking for thousands of years. It adds flavor, and it may have a number of health benefits. The name of the herb comes from the Greek words “oros,” meaning mountain, and “ganos,” meaning joy. It typically grows around 50 cm tall and has purple leaves around 2 to 3 centimeters in length. It is believed to contain potent antioxidants and to have anti-bacterial properties. Oregano is also a rich source of dietary antioxidants, which help protect cells against the effects of free radicals and improve the body’s ability to fight infection.