Marjoram

Summary

Medicinal plant with digestive and antiseptic effects, indicated mainly for digestive disorders and anxiety. It often comes in the form of tea or essential oil.

names

Name: marjoram, marjoram-true
Latin name: Origanum majorana L.
French name: marjolaine , origon des Jardins, grand origon, marjolaine “à coquilles”
English name: Marjoram, Sweet Marjoram
German name: Majoran
Italian name: maggiorana
Spanish name: mejorana , mayorana

Family

Lamiaceae

Constituents

Sabinene hydrates, terpineol, flavonoids, rosmarinic acid.

parts used

Leaves and sometimes flowers.

Effects

Antiseptic, antispasmodic and sedative, carminative, digestive

Indications

– Anxiety
– Insomnia
– Stress
– Headache
– Bronchitis
– Digestive problems: flatulence
– Rheumatism (external use)
– Cold sores (essential oil)

Secundary effects

None known. Ask the pharmacy for more information.

contraindications

None known.

Interactions

None known.

Preparations

– Marjoram tea (infusion)

– Marjoram essential oil (you can, for example, put approximately 6 drops of marjoram essential oil in a bath, for bronchitis and colds, so it will be a matter of inhaling the vapors)

Where does marjoram grow?

Marjoram is native to Asia. Currently, this plant grows in different regions of the world (Asia, Americas and Africa). Marjoram reaches a height of between 20 and 60 cm. It is an annual or biennial plant.

Interesting Observations

– Marjoram is very similar to common oregano .

– We find marjoram in the  Bouquet Garni , a selection of aromatic plants in the form of a bouquet, used in numerous culinary recipes.

– Marjoram belongs to the Herbs of Provence, such as rosemary, thyme, lavender, sage, fennel, etc. These plants grow in dry and hot conditions during the “ belle saison ”, such as in the south of France.

– During antiquity, marjoram was used as an aphrodisiac.

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