Marjoram, Sweet Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Marjorana hortensis
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowering plant
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Bright, sweet, balsamic
Largest Producing Countries: Hungary and Egypt
Traditional Use: Utilized both as a culinary and medicinal herb. It is considered a comforting herb.
Properties: Analgesic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, cephalic, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, nervine, sedative, tonic, vasodilator, vulnerary
Benefits: Bruises, colds, constipation, coughs, flatulence, headache, head congestion, menstrual problems, muscular aches and stiffness, sore throats, strains.
Blends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, eucalyptus, eucalyptus lemon, fennel, juniper, lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, pine, rosemary, tea tree, thyme
Of Interest: The Greeks referred to this plant as the joy of the mountains and considered it a symbol of happiness.
Safety Data: Avoid while pregnant.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).