Botanical Name: Origanum marjorana
Synonym: Marjorana hortensis
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Country of Origin: Mediterranean, Egypt, North Africa, France, Tunisia
Plant Part: dried flowering heads
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Characteristics: sweet, warm, spicy, camphorous
Analgesic, anaphrodisiac, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, hypotensive, laxative, nervine, sedative, stomachic, vasodilator, vulnerary
Sabinene, α-terpinene, δ-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, cissabinene hydrate, linalyl acetate, terpinene-4-ol, α-terpineol
Mind & Spirit:
- Relieves stress and anxiety
- Calms the nerves
- Effective for insomnia
- Lowers blood pressure
- Comforting during time of grief or loneliness.
- Useful for muscular spasm, rheumatic pains, strains and sprains, headaches, migraines, bruising and chilblains.
- Effective with stomach cramps, indigestion and wind
- Alleviates congestion
- Of use for chest infections, sinusitis, coughs, colds and asthma.
Contraindications: Not to be used during pregnancy or if suffering depression
Odour Intensity: 6
Blends well with:
Bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, lavender, mandarin, orange, nutmeg, rosemary, rosewood, ylang ylang
Marjoram was sacred in Egypt and India. For the Greeks it was a symbol of enduring love. All ancient civilisations used it for digestive, nervous and respiratory complaints. Marjoram was given to newlyweds as a token of good fortune and was planted in graveyards to help bring peace to the departed spirit.