Oregano is a perennial herb, native to Southwestern Eurasia and the Mediterranean. It grows 20 cm to 80 cm and the leaves are light green. The name comes from Greek “oros” which means mountain and “ganos” meaning joy or delight. Oregano is considered to be one of the most extensively used aromatic plants within the Lamiaceae family.
It is known that Egyptians used oregano for food preservation and medicinal practices of Hippocrates and Maimonides. Oregano has been used as a culinary herb since ancient times and became popular in North America after the Second World War.
In order to ensure the finest quality, Goya Botanicals oregano essential oil is obtained through unpressurised steam distillation of the leaves and stems of oregano that grows south-west Turkey. Goya Botanicals oregano essential oil has strong, spicy and herbaceous aroma and it is notably rich in carvacrol and thymol.