Pure, Therapeutic Sweet Marjoram essential oil
Origanum majorana or Majorana hortensis
Extraction method / Source
Steam Distilled / Leaves and flowering tops
Green, spicy, camphoraceous, woody
Terpeinen-4-ol, alpha-terpinol, linalyl acetate, theta-terpinene, cis-sabinine hydrate, linalool
Botanical family: Laminaceae or Labiatae
Sweet Marjoram is a perennial herb bush which is native to the Mediterranean region, and grows up to 20 inches in height. It produces velvety green leaves and soft purple flowers.
Regions of Production
Cultivated without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
History / Fun Facts
Sweet Marjoram's botanical name Origanum is derived from Greek , and means “joy of the mountains”.
Analgesic, anaphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiviral (Herpes), bactericidal, carminative, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, hypotensive, muscle relaxant, nervine, respiratory tonic, sedative, stomachic, vasodilator, vulnerary .
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Uses / Benefits
Relaxing, calms nerves, helps lower blood pressure, very helpful for insomnia. Eases muscle tension and pain. Massaged on the abdomen it can relieve menstrual cramps. Stimulates and strengthens peristalsis, thus aiding digestive complaints. Effective against whooping cough, beneficial for colds and flu. Rubbed on the temples it can help relieve headaches and migraines. Reduces sexual desire. Promotes sleep.
Promotes self-nurture, honoring, comforting, restores hope. Useful for those suffering from loneliness or who are experiencing grief. Sweet Marjoram is not recommended for prolonged use (greater than 2 months) as it may have the effect of deadening the emotions.
Modes of Administration
Topical: massage, compress
Inhalation: Diffusion, Direct inhalation, oil vaporizer
Blends well with
Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Clary Sage, Cypress, Eucalyptus Lemon, Sweet Fennel, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree
Non-toxic, non-irritating, non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy. Use with caution if you have low blood pressure.
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