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'Oros' means mountain 'Ganos' means delight
“The name Oregano is derived from the Greek ‘oros’ meaning ‘mountain’ and ‘ganos’ meanin‘delight’ or “Joy of the Mountain” The most potent medicinal Oregano grows wild in the Mediterranean region.
Oregano has been used for medicine and food preservation for thousands of years. During the Middle Ages Islamic doctors used oregano spice as well as the essential oil as a germ killer. Over the centuries oregano has been highly touted as a remedy for a wide range of lung conditions, including asthma, pneumonia, sinusitis, and cough. In his 17th century manuscript Britain’s Gerard described how oregano was the ideal remedy for head colds. “The Cure is in the Cupboard” by Dr Cass Ingram p 33,34