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Marjoram Essential Oil - Brisbane Australia

Marjoram (sweet)

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

Chemical Constituents:      
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

Note:                                     Middle

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.

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