Mexican oregano is a plant related to Lemon Verbena. It is distinctively different than the oregano with which most of us are familiar, which is the Greek or Mediterranean oregano. Mexican oregano has its own flavor and aroma, and is used in its own set of recipes and foods. Its flavor notes are sweet and citrusy with a slight touch of licorice. Mexican oregano pairs well with chiles, cumin, and paprika. When you stop into our Shop, do a side by side comparison of the 2 herbs, and you'll understand why every spice cabinet should have both Mexican and Greek oregano!