Health Benefits of Eating Marjoram Herb
- Promoting good digestion and healing mild gastrointestinal problems,
like lack of appetite, indigestion, flatulence and nausea is among
the health advantages of consuming marjoram. Like peppermint, it is
known to soothe mild colic and digestive upsets.
- The antioxidant flavonoids contained in marjoram can also promote
strong heart and arteries by protecting against build-up of
cholesterol and boosting circulation of blood. It is also believed
to help people who have Alzheimer's disease.
- Furthermore, marjoram leaves are used to reduce phlegm. It behaves
like a decongestant and very helpful for those with bronchitis and
- As a tonic to strengthen the nervous system, the herb is perceived
as more soothing than oregano. It contains flavonoids that have
sedation properties to help cure insomnia, tension and migraines.
- Marjoram helps reduce serious stomach cramps, muscle spasms and also
- It promotes sweat, which helps your body to get rid of toxins
through your skin. This property helps to relieve fevers, cold and
Other Health Properties of Marjoram
- As marjoram has the most aromatic volatile oil among all types of
herbs, it is popular for aromatherapy, and is used as a warming
massage oil to help reduce muscular pain. The healing properties of
the oil include treating asthma and headaches, and also calming the
stomach and digestive system.
- Marjoram herb relieves pains and aches and if used externally, is
helpful to treat toothaches, bruises, muscular pain, sprains,
arthritis and stiff joints.
Facts about Marjoram
Marjoram (scientific name
Origanum marjorana), also known as sweet
marjoram, is a perennial plant that belongs to the mint family
(similar to basil, catnip, oregano, rosemary, and sage), which can
be found commonly in the Mediterranean; with about 90% of the source
across the world originating from Egypt. Sometimes, the names Marjorana and Origanum are used interchangeably. Marjoram is also
known as wild marjoram, wintersweet and joy of the mountains.
For some reasons, there is much confusion in differentiating oregano
from marjoram. However, they are from the similar genus, Origanum;
only the species are different. Also, they are sometimes called by
- Marjoram is also known as pot marjoram.
- Greek oregano is named not just wild marjoram, but sometimes also
- O. heracleoticum is occasionally called winter marjoram.
- Cretan oregano is also referred to as French marjoram or pot
Marjoram Nutrition Facts and Calories
1 g Dried Marjoram
Orange and Marjoram Iced Tea Smoothie
Make: 4 glasses
1 cup marjoram iced tea
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk
1 6-oz can orange juice concentrate, frozen
12 ice cubes
1/4 cup mint tea simple syrup
Mix marjoram iced tea, vanilla, milk, orange concentrate, milk, and
ice in an electric mixer and blend until the mixture turns smooth.
While blending, pour over the mint simple syrup bit by bit. Pause
once in a while to taste for the level of sweetness until satisfied.
Marjoram Side Effects
Marjoram is usually safe when taken in food amounts. It should also
be safe for normal adults when consumed in recommended medicinal
amounts for short term. Avoid contacting fresh marjoram with body
skin. It may cause skin and eye swelling.
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