Oregano is a perennial herb. This plant can get bushy and produces leaves that are an essential ingredient to many Italian and Spanish dishes. You can use Oregano in salads, stews, stuffing, fish, and egg and cheese dishes. Particulary great with tomatoes and eggplant. Great with any meats and adds a lot to dressings.
Oregano is similar to the herb marjoram, but has a sharper fragrance and flavor.
You can preserve this herb by drying the leaves. To dry, you will want to cut just before the flowers open. I often bunch up some stems and hang them to dry.
Oregano means "mountain joy".