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Other common names: European oregano, common marjoram, wild marjoram, others
Botanical name: Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum
Botanical family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Cultivation method: organic
The word oregano comes from Greek ‘ore – oros’ meaning ‘mountain’ and ‘gano’ or ‘ganos’ which means ‘shinning surface’ or ‘joy’. So oregano is the shinning surface or ‘joy of the mountains’.
According to Greek mythology, the spicy, vibrant scent of oregano was created by Aphrodite - the goddess of beauty - as a symbol of happiness.