Oregano does in fact come from the mint family which is otherwise known as Lamiaceae. Its scientific name is Origanum vulgare and is part of the Origanum species which is a genus of the mint family. It is also a perennial herb which can grow up to 80cm tall and has opposite leaves that can grow up to 4cm each.
The pH level of oregano varies between 6.0 which is considered to be mildly acidic to 9.0 which is considered to be a strong alkaline. The flowers which grow on this plant are usually purple with spikes that stick straight out. Sometimes oregano is also referred to as â€œwild marjoramâ€.