logo for Monterey Bay Herb Co

Oregano (Mexican)(Cut & Sifted)

Mexican oregano, also called wild marjoram, is a perennial member of the mint family native to Europe, Asia and the Mediterranean region. Mexican oregano shares a similar flavor profile with its cousin, Greek oregano, but is a different species of plant native to Mexico, Central and South America and is more closely related to lemon verbena. As such, it has a mild citrus-like quality, combined with a hint of pine.In addition to cooking, Mexican oregano is used to prepare infusions, oils and ceremonial incense for use by Curanderos, the shamans indigenous to Mexico and the Southwestern U.S.
Also Known As Mexican oregano, redbrush lippia, orégano Cimmaron, scented lippia, and scented matgrass. The species name is derived from two Latin words: gravis, meaning 'heavy', and oleo, meaning 'oil'.
SKU 1498


Gluten Free No
Kosher Yes
Organic No

Ordering & Availability

Minimum Order Quantity 100 lbs


Application cosmetic - Strong water or oil infusions are used to make soaps, salves and other products for the skin.culinary - Use to season Latin American and Mexican foods. The dried leaf may also be prepared as tea, alone or in combination with other herbs.aromatic - Dried Mexican oregano is traditionally added to incense blends.
Country of Origin Mexico

Regulatory & Compliance

Allergens Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Eggs, Milk, Wheat, Soy, Fish, Crustacean, Sesame Seeds (Canada), Mustard (Canada)

Storage & Packaging

Pack Sizes 1/4 pound, 1 pound
Storage Instructions Store in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.