Origanum vulgare

Origanum vulgare, commonly known as wild marjoram or oregano, is a species of perennial herb in the mint family (Lamiaceae). It is native to Europe, North Africa, and Western Asia. Origanum vulgare is widely cultivated for its culinary and medicinal uses. The aromatic leaves of Origanum vulgare are used as a culinary herb to add flavor to various dishes, such as meats, sauces, and salads. In addition to its culinary applications, oregano is also used in traditional herbal medicine for its potential health benefits, including antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.