Physical: Whole Category: Herbs Description: Mexican oregano, like many other herbs, comes from the mint family. In New Mexico and California, the leaves of several plants in the Lippa genus are harvested and dried before use. The visual characteristics of Mexican oregano are like that of Greek Oregano, but the aroma and taste have distinctly different qualities. Application: Mexican Oregano commonly used in South-Western Cuisines. Mexican Oregano is a bit stronger than Mediterranean Oregano.