The discussion to day is about oregano and majoram; the names are very confusing but put simply, oregano is the wild form of marjoram, of which there are a number of species, including pot and sweet marjoram. If someone gives you a present of freshly cut sweet majoram or oregano, store it in a paper-lined plastic bag in the refrigerator where it will keep for weeks. It is this herb that gives the distinctive flavour to many barbecued Greek dishes and Oregano is also an integral part of herbs de Provence in France
10. OREGANO – Oregano contains at least four compounds that soothe coughs and 19 chemicals with antibacterial action that may help reduce body odour. The ingredients in oregano that soothe coughs may also help un-knot muscles in the digestive tract, making oregano a digestive aid. This familiar spice also contains compounds that can lower blood pressure too.
Oregano and majoram go with: chicken, dried beans, eggplant, eggs, grilled fish, kid, lamb, lemons, olives, rice, sweet peppers, sweetcorn, tomatoes, white cheeses