Marjoram

Part of the plant used for medicinal purposes: marjoram herb (Majoranae herba)

Other names: pot marjoram.

Description and harvesting

Marjoram is an herb with small, ovate leaves and small, whitish and reddish flowers hidden in tender, green clusters. It is cultivated in gardens and used as a seasoning in soups, side dishes and meat dishes. It blooms in July and August and is trimmed 2 to 3 times a year.

Constituents and medicinal use

Marjoram is a very efficient healing plant. It has been long used in medicine to stimulate digestion and as a remedy for cold gastrointestinal tract, catarrh, cough, asthma, and menstrual pain. It has a beneficial effect on all internal organs: liver, spleen, kidneys, bladder, lungs, and stimulates their function. The tea is used as help for insomnia, heart palpitations, anxiety, spasms, and neurological disorders in general. Gargle the tea to disinfect the oral cavity in case of mouth ulcers, tongue infection and any other problem in the oral cavity. The same applies to nasal infections, cold, and hay fever. Soak cotton wool in tea and put it into the nose. Prepare an ointment by slowly frying marjoram in fat or butter, and strain and pour into cups. Use the ointment for wounds and cold. Apply onto and into the nose. For painful menstruation, apply on the lower part of the stomach. Use the ointment in case of sprains, dislocations, paralysis, and rheumatism. Patients with rheumatism should apply a marjoram tea compress on the affected areas. For insomnia, drink marjoram tea in the evening or put a tea compress on the forehead. Attention! Make sure not to use excessive doses because of marjoram’s intoxicating properties, which would make you unwell.

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Sources:

1. Domača lekarna patra Simona Ašiča. Priročnik za nabiranje zdravilnih rastlin. Celjska Mohorjeva družba.
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. Domača lekarna patra Simona Ašiča. Recepti. Celjska Mohorjeva družba.
3. Willfort R. Zdravline rastline in njih uporaba. Založba obzorja Maribor.

Origanum maiorana L.

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