Oregano has a spicy, sweet aroma. Oregano adds a warm spiciness to food, and the oil from oregano can be used for medicinal and therapeutic purposes.
Oregano is also known as marjoram or pot marjoram. Drying oregano intensifies its flavor. Mediterranean oregano has a milder flavor than Mexican oregano. Mexican oregano is often part of chili recipes, and Mediterranean oregano is usually a part of pizza seasoning.
Oregano oil can be used to purify and cleanse the body and bring about a sense of vitality, according to Puritan's Pride. Oregano oil blends well with lavender and tea tree oils, as well as eucalyptus and cypress oils.