.51 fl oz $17
“Sweet marjoram” is a low, bushy perennial native to Asia but naturalized in Europe, where singers learned to preserve and strengthen their voices with the honeyed tea. Traditionally it was given 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. Marjoram had a reputation for endowing longevity and was an antidote to serpent poison. The greenish-yellow essential oil is distilled from the plant’s flowering tops. Its taste and properties are milder than the closely related oregano, which is so strong and potentially toxic that it is seldom used in aromatherapy.
- Kills bacteria, so it can protect you from food poisoning, typhoid, malaria, colic, and bacterial infections in the colon, skin, digestive system, urinary tract and other parts of the excretory system.
- Can efficiently handle any gas trouble you may have. It provides the gases a safe downward passage by relaxing the muscles in the abdominal region and also stops further gas from forming. This help get rid of a number of related problems such as indigestion, nausea, vomiting, stomachache, chest pain, hypertension and excessive flatulence.
- Cephalic: Marjoram oil is very good for the functioning of your brain. It keeps it healthy and active and does not let it get dull with advanced age, thereby relieving debilitating conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This quality also relieves you of headaches.
- Cordial: It has a general warming effect on the body’s systems, and it improves circulation to increase blood flow, furthering warming your cells. This property helps to get rid of coughs and excess phlegm, while simultaneously relieving the pain of arthritis and rheumatism.
- Diaphoretic: Marjoram Oil promotes perspiration and keeps you healthy by aiding in the removal of toxins, sodium salts and excess water from the body. This also helps bring down fevers and even helps you lose weight, since urine is composed of approximately 4% fat.
- Digestive: Marjoram seeds have been in use as a remedy to facilitate digestion for many years. This digestive property of marjoram seeds comes from its essential oils. Marjoram oil promotes digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive juices like gastric juices, acids and bile in the stomach, while its aroma alone can stimulate the salivary glands and thus aid in the primary digestion of food in the mouth. Lastly, this oil stimulates the peristaltic movement of the intestines and helps the ingested food to advance through digestive tract, thereby facilitating digestion and regular bowel movements.
- Diuretic: Marjoram Oil increases the frequency of urination and the quantity of urine, thus helping to remove excess water, sodium, uric acid, bile salts and other toxic elements from the body. Increased urination also lowers blood pressure, cleans kidneys and reduces fat. Just one thing to remember, if you are not suffering from swelling or accumulation of water in the body, then you should drink more water if you are taking marjoram oil, since frequent urination can lead to dehydration, which is also quite dangerous for your health.
- Emenagogue: Ladies who have problems with irregular, obstructed or painful menstruation can benefit from the emenagogue property of marjoram oil. Not only does it help to clear menses and make them regular, it also provides relief from other symptoms associated with periods, such as headache, pain in the abdominal area, dizziness, and mood swings. Finally, marjoram oil can help prevent untimely or premature menopause from setting in.
- Expectorant: Marjoram essential oil has been shown to be quite effective at giving relief from the deposition of mucus and phlegm in the throat and sinuses, as well as congestion of the nasal tract, larynx, pharynx, bronchi and lungs due to colds and viral infections. It is particularly effective on chronic coughing.
- Fungicidal: It inhibits the growth of fungus and helps to cure fungal infections. This property helps cure a number of skin diseases, most of which are caused due to fungal infections. It also helps cure dysentery, which is often caused due to dangerous fungal growth.
- Hypotensive: It helps lower blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and brain hemorrhaging
- Laxative: It helps to clear out the bowels by stimulating the large intestine and relaxing the excretory system as a whole.
- Vulnerary: Marjoram Essential Oil acts as a vulnerary by promoting the quick healing of wounds, both external and internal, and protecting them from infections.