Marjoram Uses

In ancient times, marjoram was believed to increase lifespan. Ancient Greek physicians used marjoram to treat rheumatism and muscle spasms. During the renaissance, this marvelous herb was used for jaundice and chest infections. Marjoram herb is helpful with all diseases of the chest which hinder the breathing. It is “comforting in cold diseases of the head, stomach, sinews and other parts.

Marjoram is a wonderful sedative, a first choice for insomnia, nervous tension or anguish. It relieves muscle pain, being both analgesic and antispasmodic, a rub with marjoram after strenuous exercise is an excellent choice.

Marjoram is useful for colds and coughs, because it helps kill bacteria and aids the body in expelling mucus from the lungs. It also soothes the spasm often associated with cough.

Botanical Name: Origanum majorana
Note: Middle
Odor Intensity: Medium

Key Uses:
Aches and pains
BronchitisMarjoram Leaves
High blood pressure
Joints, stiff
Mouth ulcers
Muscle cramps
Nervous tension
Painful menstruation

Aroma: Warm, woody, camphoraceous, green, nutty

Blends well with: Lavender, Bergamot, Neroli, Rosemary, Tea tree, Clary Sage, Geranium.

Parts Used: Leaves

Properties: anaphrodisiac (decreases sex drive), analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, expectorant, hypotensive, laxative, nervine, restorative, sedative, tonic.

Emotional Concerns: loneliness, debility, insomnia, agitation, anguish, obsession, nervous tension.

Contraindications: Large amounts may cause drowsiness or dull the senses to the point of stupefaction. Do not use during pregnancy. May decrease sex drive.

Daytime After Exercise Muscle Relief Rug:
5 drops Marjoram
4 drops Rosemary
3 drops Eucalyptus
2 drops Peppermint
1 drops Thyme
½ oz carrier oil or aloe vera gel

Nighttime Muscle Relief Cream:
5 drops Marjoram
4 drops Lavender
2 drops Roman Chamomile
2 drops Ylang Ylang

Combine ingredients in ½ ounce of a cream-base lotion, such as self heal cream or Healing AC Cream.

Off to Sleep:
3 drops Marjoram
3 drops Neroli
3 drops Lavender

Use in a nebulizing diffuser or plug-in wall diffuser…..a simple method is to dab a few drops on a light bulb…when the bulb heats up…the oils will be released.

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