Oregano is a fresh herb from the mint family, with an intense flavor and some bitter tastes. Its most prominent use is in Italian and American cuisine, to roast or grill vegetables, meats and fish. Additionally, it is an ingredient that blends well with spicy foods commonly used in southern Italy. On the other hand, both  in Turkish and Greek cuisine, it is commonly used to flavor meats and salads, by combining it with olive oil and lemon.