Marjoram

(origanum majorana)

Marjoram is a small shrubby plant native to the Mediterranean, Egypt and North Africa. It is cultivated throughout the world. The aerial parts of the plant are used for cooking and occasionally in herbal medicine.

What it does

Marjoram contains volatile oils and flavanoids, trace quantities of various organic acids, phytosterols and Vitamin C. It is an aphrodisiac, sedative, expectorant, stimulates menstruation, antiseptic, antioxidant, diuretic, gastro-intestinal stimulant, carminative, antispasmodic, anti-viral and reduces perspiration.

Potential Uses

Anxiety Colds and Flu Coughs
Digestive Aid Sore throats Tension headaches

Other information

Marjoram is a relative of the herb Oregana, but is milder and sweeter.

Cautions

Do not use in pregnancy or when breastfeeding.

Generally, there are no side effects or contra-indications from using marjoram.

At the time of writing there were no well known negative drug interactions with marjoram.

 

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