Oregano is Greek for joy of the mountain, and it is also known as wild marjoram. This herb was not well known in U.S. until soldiers returned from WWII, and is now a staple ingredient in almost every pantry. It is a member of the mint family, is not as sweet as marjoram as it has a stronger peppery flavor and aroma. Greek Oregano is milder than the Mexican variety. Use in Italian and Greek dishes, with meats, poultry, fish, lamb, game, sausage, artichokes, pasta and beans.