Most popular these days as an anti-aphrodisiac, It also works well with tension and letting go. Not the most pleasant of smells, it can be masked with lighter flowery scents such as lavender, champa and citrus, when making a blend for migraines and muscle pain. It can be useful for sinus congestion, indigestion and gas. A dilator of blood vessels, it can stimulate menstruation and should not be taken during pregnancy.
Origin of Marjoram
Originally from the Mediterranean region, the word origanum is from the Greek word `oreganos` meaning `joy of the mountain` and was given to newlyweds as token of good fortune. This is a small plant found in the eastern Mediterranean countries, southern Europe and North Africa.
Properties of Marjoram
The therapeutic properties of marjoram oil are analgesic, anti-spasmodic, anti aphrodisiac, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, hypotensive, laxative, nervine, sedative, vasodilator and vulnerary.
Most common Uses
· Used for Emotional exhaustion,
· Migraine with neck tension.
· To calm down excessive sexual drive
· To relax sore muscles, congestion and poor digestion
· Flatulence, intestinal cramps and insomnia.
Mixes well with: Anything which will mask its smell.
Warning: Marjoram oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing but should not be used during pregnancy.