Essential Oils A-Z

Marjoram

Origanum majorana

Cost: €6.20
Product Code: MA5
Benefits

Skin ďż˝ helps heal bruising. Skeletal ďż˝ eases joint problems. Muscular ďż˝ eases aches and pains, especially after sport, also helps period cramps. Circulatory ďż˝ lowers high blood pressure, improves poor circulation and prevents chilblains. Nervous ďż˝ calms and soothes the emotions, especially in times of stress, grief and loneliness; good for headaches, insomnia and migraines. Digestive ďż˝ eases stomach cramps, indigestion and constipation. Respiratory ďż˝ eases congestion in the nose and sinuses, relieves asthma and bronchitis.

Origins

The greenish-yellow essential oil is distilled from the plant�s flowering tops. The oil is extracted by steam distillation. Marjoram is mainly grown in Mediterranean countries such as Spain and France, also in North Africa.

Blends

A blend for the bath (to relax and sleep well) 2 drops of Marjoram 2 drops of Lavender Add the drops to an emulsifier such as a tablespoon of full fat milk or alcohol and pour into a warm and steamy bath

Tradition

Traditionally, marjoram was give to those who felt unstable, physically debilitated or irritable. Ancient Greeks planted the herb on their ancestors graves to ensure them a peaceful sleep. The Romans said that the goddess Venus used marjoram to cure her son Eros� wounds and that it was scentless until she touched it. Marjoram is probably what is called �hyssop� in the Bible, where it is noted for personal cleansing and purification of the temples.

Safety

Marjoram is an emmenagogue and therefore should not be used during pregnancy

Product Code: MA5

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