Marjoram (Majorana hortensis Moench – Origanum majorana) is a plant belonging to the Labiatae family. His name is Herba Majorana. In ancient Egypt, it was dedicated to the god Osiris and was considered one of the most valued medicinal plants. Marjoram is a natural analgesic, antioxidant, antiseptic, diuretic, laxative, sedative, and others. It has originated from the Middle East and North Africa.
The main active ingredients are etheric oils, phenolic derivatives and rosemary acids. The oil prevents the appearance of fungi, bacteria, and viruses. It is also suitable for massage and helps in rheumatism, inflammation of the nerves, spasms, and dislocations. The oil is very nutritious so it can be used against depression, neurosis, headaches, and migraines.
It has therapeutic effects, and many times it’s used for curing stomach and digestive organs from many different health problems. It stimulates menstruation by increasing bleeding and relieving cramps. This plant must be consumed moderately because of its opiate effects.
No other adverse side effects have been observed except in the case of excessive use of essential oils, after which there may be a headache. But the use of this plant in large quantities can cause narcotic effects and the occurrence of hallucinations.
Tea from Marjoram
For stomach trouble, a small spoon of marjoram can be consumed. Pour a half cup of hot water and do not add sugar. For problems with insomnia and other neuroses, a cup of tea can be drunk, with sugar before bedtime.
New scientific research has confirmed that it has healing properties and helps with AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy, cramps, mental illnesses, etc.
Its medicinal properties make it a highly recommended spice. As a spice, it is used in many forms. It is usually in a dry form, finely ground. It can be used fresh or in combination with other spices. It is also used in dietary nutrition because it directly affects the internal organs.