Sweet Marjoram

Origanum marjorana
Botanical name: 
Origanum marjorana

Fortifying and warm

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Topical Circulatory System - muscular aches and pains, stiff muscles, poor circulation
Analgesic - local pain relief
Expectorant - mucous coughs, bronchitis, catarrh
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Carminative - indigestion, flatulence, sluggish digestion
Central Nervous System Restorative - exhaustion, anxiety, insomnia, chronic fatigue syndrome
Hypotensive - hypertension
Sedative - panic, shock, hysteria, fear, nervous conditions, insomnia
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Country of origin: 
France, Tunisia, Egypt, Hungary
Part of plant used: 
Whole plant
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Florals and herbs and most oils.
Safety information: 
No known contra-indications.
Odour profile: 
Herby, warm and camphoraceous with spice notes.
Plant description: 
Bushy herb, white and pink flowers.
Historical use: 
Sweet Marjoram was a sacred herb in Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt and India associated with funeral rites and regeneration. Used herbally as a nerve tonic and in cooking as a flavouring herb.