Zesty, deeply aromatic oregano (Origanum vulgare) is prized by cooks and herbal healers alike. Native to Eurasia and the Mediterranean, this perennial features shade-shaped olive green leaves and spikes of small purple flowers. It is used to prepare sauces, vegetables, meat, fish, and pizza. Medicinally, it boost immunity, and treats digestive issues, skin ailments, and fatigue. Its antibacterial qualities defend the body from digestive, urinary, in skin infections, its antioxidants relieve stress, and its fiber content eases digestion. It contains vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K, along with fiber, folate, iron, copper, magnesium, calcium, potassium, manganese, and omega-3 fatty acids that balance cholesterol levels and reduce cardiovascular inflammation.