The herb has soft, small leaves that curl up when dried, and was historically used in wreaths for Greek weddings. It’s also often used in aromatherapy and is said to have similar stress-relieving effects to lavender. A close relative of Mediterranean oregano, and a little minty in nature, marjoram is likely to be in your pantry, and unlikely to be widely used—which is a mistake! For that reason, it's great in grilled or sauteed dishes, where heat releases its scent.