Closely related to marjoram, oregano is a warm, pungent herb that compliments poultry, meat, stuffing, eggplant, and pizza. Greek for “mountain of joy,” oregano has a variety of uses that far extends the culinary realm. While many people think of oregano as a common herb in Italian cuisine, it’s a highly antiseptic and antibacterial herb, and is better at fighting certain parasite and bacterial infections than antibiotics. One of the healthiest culinary herbs available, oregano is rich in anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, minerals such as iron and manganese, and contains four times more antioxidants per gram than blueberries.