A plant from the mint family, commonly used to flavor foods. Oregano is one of the world’s most popular herbs, and it has been used for centuries as a folk remedy for a variety of conditions including skin inflammation and respiratory issues. However, there is no evidence to suggest that oregano is effective in these types of medicinal applications.

Oregano contains many antioxidants, and it is used in some skin care products for this reason. It also has a pleasant scent, and it may have some mild antibacterial properties.

In large amounts, oregano can cause minor health issues, but small amounts of the herb are used in over-the-counter skin products. It is generally considered safe.