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Marjoram is an herb that comes from the leaves of the plant that belong to the genus Origanum, which is of the mint family. Marjoram leaves are light green color and have an oval shape. Marjoram is often confused with oregano because they are similar. However, marjoram is a considered to be mild as compared to oregano and has sweet tasting characteristics that oregano does not contain. Marjoram is a perennial herb.
Benefit of Marjoram
Analgesic: marjoram oil reduces the pain associated with colds, fevers, inflammation, overexertion of muscles, toothaches, headaches and numerous other sources. The best thing about this is that it does not have any adverse side effects, unlike the other analgesic pain relievers available on the market.
Antispasmodic: Marjoram essential oil is helpful in curing nearly all types of spasms and related problems. It efficiently relieves spasm in the respiratory system and intestines, and muscular spasms in the limbs. It also helps to cure convulsions, pulled muscles, cramps, and spasmodic cholera that are caused from uncontrollable spasms.
Anaphrodisiac: As you can probably guess, this is the exact opposite of being an aphrodisiac. Marjoram essential oil helps to suppress or control sexual desires. This property is beneficial for those who are suffering from abnormal and extreme sexual urges.
Antiseptic: The antiseptic properties of marjoram oil make it a good application for both external and internal wounds. It also functions well as an ingredient of antiseptic lotions and creams. This protects the wounds against becoming septic and developing tetanus.
Antiviral: Furthermore can be effective in curing infections from viruses and ailments associated with them, such as the common cold, influenza, mumps, measles and even pox.
Bactericidal: Marjoram oil kills bacteria, so it can protect you from food poisoning, typhoid, malaria, colic, and bacterial infections in the colon, skin, digestive system, urinary tract and other parts of the excretory system.
Carminative: Marjoram essential oil can efficiently handle any gas trouble you may have. It provides the gases a safe downward passage by relaxing the muscles in the abdominal region and also stops further gas from forming. This help get rid of a number of related problems such as indigestion, nausea, vomiting, stomachache, chest pain, hypertension and excessive flatulence.
Cephalic: Marjoram oil is very good for the functioning of your brain. It keeps it healthy and active and does not let it get dull with advanced age, thereby relieving debilitating conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This quality also relieves you of headaches.
Cordial: It has a general warming effect on the body’s systems, and it improves circulation to increase blood flow, furthering warming your cells.
Marjoram grows best in full sun, in a well-drained soil of average to low fertility. Sow seeds from April, 2cm deep and approximately 15cm apart in a well-prepared seedbed. After about 2-3 weeks, thin seedlings to 30cm apart to give the plants room to grow to their full size.