A versatile herb in the culinary world, the warm and slightly bitter taste
of Marjoram is used to flavor a wide variety of foods
and dishes such as meats, stews, eggs, vegetables and salads. Marjoram
is a bushy perennial plant of the Mint (Lamiaceae) family native to west
Asia and the Mediterranean, though it is also a common inhabitant of
many country gardens in Europe. The plant itself can grow 24
inches high, with dark green oval leaves and small grayish flowers that bloom
in clusters around the hairy stem. The entire Marjoram plant is highly
Sweet Marjoram essential oil is a very good remedy for insomnia, especially
when used in tandem with Lavender in a warm bath before bed. Its warm, nutty
perfume is more masculine than many other oils that help with sleeplessness,
and this makes it more acceptable to men.
Sweet Marjoram essential oil is also used to treat high blood pressure and
heart conditions due to its ability to dilate arteries and relieve pressure
on the heart. The same action on the tiny capillaries just beneath the skin
produces a feeling of local warmth when used in a massage oil, making it an
excellent treatment for tired and sore muscles, especially after heavy
Sweet Marjoram essential oil has a warm,
peppery scent that penetrates both the mind and the body. Its aroma has
spicy, herbal top notes rounded off by woody camphoraceous undertones.
The fragrance of Sweet
Marjoram has an overall warming effect that helps improve the flow of
energy throughout the body, as well as encourage strength and
endurance. Sweet Marjoram also has a calming aroma that relieves
oversensitivity, stress and nervous tension. Its fragrance is an
excellent aid for comforting the sad and lonely.
Though Sweet Marjoram
essential oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing, it is best
to avoid the use of this oil during pregnancy.
Do not take essential oils internally or use without the guidance of a
qualified practitioner. The information provided here is for general use
only and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment.
Avoid during pregnancy.