Oil of Oregano Leaf comes from the Oregano herb, also known as Origanum Vulgare, a herb from the mint family. The word oregano is a derivation from the Greek words ‘Oros’ meaning mounting, and ‘Ganos’ meaning joy. So the name actually means “mountain of joy.” The health benefits of this amazing herb were recognized as far back as ancient Greece. According to Greek mythology oregano was created by the goddess Aphrodite as a symbol of happiness. It is also believed that it was used frequently by Hippocrates for its healthy attributes.