Marjoram Oil

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Name: Sweet marjoram oil
Species: Origanum majorana
Part: Flower/leaf
Method: Steam Distilled
Class: Monoterpenol
Country: Hungary
Traditional uses: snoring, calming, reduce stress and anxiety, trauma, mil cramping, arthritis, expectorant for colds, chronic cough, sinuses
Thought to be: analgesic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, anti fungal, antimicrobial, diuretic, sedative

Marjoram has been used for centuries in folklore as a “love aide” – it is even referenced in one of Shakespeare’s plays. As a fresh herbs it is full of vitamins and minerals. It is especially high in vitamin K, a crucial vitamin that may have a role in treating osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s Disease. Iron, calcium, potassium, copper, zinc, and magnesium are all found in sweet marjoram as well. Tasting somewhat like a subdued version of oregano, it is most commonly used for cooking – either fresh or dried. As an essential oil, it is widely used as an aide or snoring due to its expectorant properties, as well as for rheumatic and arthritic pain. Robert Tisserand suggests using it in bath water to aide relaxation after a stressful day. Aromatherapists will often use marjoram with victims of trauma. It will be interesting to see what other uses people will discover for marjoram in the future.

Cautions: Do not use while pregnant. Do not use before surgery, as marjoram can inhibit blood clotting.

Ways to use:

  • Massage: 2.5-5% dilution 15-20 drops in 30mL of carrier oil such as fractionated coconut, sunflower, etc.
  • Baths: add 5-6 drops into 1 tsp of honey, milk or carrier oil then add to water.
  • Lotion or soaps: add 15-20 drops per 30mL of unscented base.

Blends well with: eucalyptus, lemon, juniper, lavender, frankincense, orange, tea tree.

Components: 45 identified (sabinene, a-terpinene, y-terpinene, Carvacrol, terpinene-4-ol, linalool, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalyl acetate…)

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Description

  •  The antimicrobial properties of marjoram (Origanum majorana L.) volatile oil SG Deans, KP Svoboda – Flavour and Fragrance Journal, 1990 – Wiley Online Library
  •  Essential oil composition and antimicrobial activity of Origanum majorana L. extracts obtained with ethyl alcohol and supercritical carbon dioxide E Vagi, B Simandi, A Suhajda, E Hethelyi – Food research international, 2005 – Elsevier
  •  The antimicrobial properties of marjoram (Origanum majorana L.) volatile oil SG Deans, KP Svoboda – Flavour and Fragrance Journal, 1990 – Wiley Online Library
  •  Antibacterial property of different medicinal plants: Ocimum sanctum, Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Xanthoxylum armatum and Origanum majorana B Joshi, S Lekhak, A Sharma – Kathmandu university journal of science, …, 2009 – nepjol.info
  • Protective effect of volatile oil, alcoholic and aqueous extracts of Origanum majorana on lead acetate toxicity in mice. IM ElAshmawy, AF ElNahas… – Basic & clinical …, 2005 – Wiley Online Library
  •  Evaluation of the antioxidant activity of Marjoram plant (Origanium majorana L.) in CCl4-intoxicated rats NA Afifi, MA Shalaby, HA El-banna, SE Ramadan – Spatula DD, 2014 – researchgate.net
  •  Comparative effects of Artemisia dracunculus, Satureja hortensis and Origanum majorana on inhibition of blood platelet adhesion, aggregation and secretion R Yazdanparast, L Shahriyary – Vascular pharmacology, 2008 – Elsevier  “Platelet hyperactivity, resulting in platelet adhesion to the vessel wall, is one of the most important factors responsible for thrombosis and the incidence of cardiovascular diseases

Additional information

Weight55 g
Dimensions2.8 × 2.8 × 6.7 cm

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