Other names for Oregano are Spanish Thyme or Wild Marjoram. Oregano has long been used as a medicinal herb in treatment of various conditions including fevers, diarrhea, indigestion, jaundice and vomiting. Recent studies have shown that Oregano displays anti-oxidant, anti-fungal and antibiotic properties.
Oregano is also an important culinary herb, used for the flavour of its leaves, which can be more flavourful when dried than fresh. It has an aromatic, warm and slightly bitter taste.