Oregano is used widely in Greek cooking and is found in tomato sauces, with meats, fish, cheese, egg dishes, salads and with vegetables including tomatoes, courgettes, and green beans.
It is also used to prepare a tea that is believed to be a treatment for indigestion, coughs, and to stimulate menstruation.
The name "oregano" translates as "joy of the mountain" and has its origins in the ancient Greek "oros" (mountain) and "ganos" (joy).
It is said in Greek mythology, the sweet, spicy scent of oregano was created by the goddess Aphrodite as a symbol of happiness.
In Ancient Greece, bridal couples were crowned with garlands of oregano. Oregano plants were placed on tombs to give peace to departed spirits.
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