Essential Oil Marjoram (15 mL)
Essential Oil Marjoram
Aroma: Spicy and woody scent.
Traditional Use: A calming oil, it has a warming effect on both mind and body and soothes tired muscles after exercise. Used historically for both physical ailments and spiritual rituals.
Properties: Antibacterial, Anti-infectious, Antiseptic, Antisexual, Antispasmodic, Arterial Vasodilator, Digestive Stimulant, Diuretic, Expectorant, Sedative, Tonic
How to Use: Inhalation, Diffusion, Topically.
Blends well with: lavender, cypress, cedarwood, chamomile, bergamot, eucalyptus and tea tree
Safety: Avoid while pregnant. Not intended for internal use.
HISTORY OF USE
Marjoram oil is extracted from the fresh and dried leaves and flowering tops of the plant by steam distillation. There are over 30 different species of Marjoram including pot marjoram and wild marjoram. Origanum majorana is sometimes referred to as “Sweet Marjoram”. The Romans called marjoram the “herb of happiness”, its name is derived from the Greek words “oros” and “ganos” meaning “joy of the mountains”.
This tender bushy perennial herb, about 60cm (24 in) high, has a hairy stem, dark green oval leaves and small white or pink flowers.
Originally from the Mediterranean region, the word “Origanum” is from the Greek word ‘orosganos’ meaning ‘joy of the mountain’ and was given to newlyweds as token of good fortune.
It was a very popular herb amongst the Greeks and widely used in medicine and perfumes. In the 16 century, it was strewn on the floor to mask unpleasant smells.
Marjoram is primarily used to promote the cardiovascular, muscular, and structural systems of the body, and has a calming affect on the mind. Studies have even found it to be pain-relieving, hypertensive, and more.
Emotionally, it’s thought to relate to the heart center and help you build healthy relationships with others. In this way it may also be good for anyone with trust issues, who struggles to let others in or has their guard up (unnecessarily), or who might feel distant or cold to others. It may help you to feel safe sharing your heart with others.
Analgesic: marjoram oil reduces the pain associated with colds, fevers, inflammation, overexertion of muscles, toothaches, headaches and numerous other sources. The best thing about this is that it does not have any adverse side effects, unlike the other analgesic pain relievers available on the market.
Antispasmodic: Marjoram essential oil is helpful in curing nearly all types of spasms and related problems. It efficiently relieves spasm in the respiratory system and intestines, and muscular spasms in the limbs. It also helps to cure convulsions, pulled muscles, cramps, and spasmodic cholera that are caused from uncontrollable spasms.
Antiseptic: The antiseptic properties of marjoram oil make it a good application for both external and internal wounds. It also functions well as an ingredient of antiseptic lotions and creams. This protects the wounds against becoming septic and developing tetanus.
Antiviral: Furthermore, can be effective in curing infections from viruses and ailments associated with them, such as the common cold, influenza, mumps, measles and even pox.
Bactericidal: Marjoram oil kills bacteria, so it can protect you from food poisoning, typhoid, malaria, colic, and bacterial infections in the colon, skin, digestive system, urinary tract and other parts of the excretory system.
Cephalic: Marjoram oil is very good for the functioning of your brain. It keeps it healthy and active and does not let it get dull with advanced age, thereby relieving debilitating conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This quality also relieves you of headaches.
Cordial: It has a general warming effect on the body’s systems, and it improves circulation to increase blood flow, furthering warming your cells. This property helps to get rid of coughs and excess phlegm, while simultaneously relieving the pain of arthritis and rheumatism.
Diaphoretic: Marjoram Oil promotes perspiration and keeps you healthy by aiding in the removal of toxins, sodium salts and excess water from the body. This also helps bring down fevers and even helps you lose weight, since urine is composed of approximately 4% fat.
Fungicidal: It inhibits the growth of fungus and helps to cure fungal infections. This property helps cure a number of skin diseases, most of which are caused due to fungal infections. It also helps cure dysentery, which is often caused due to dangerous fungal growth.
Sedative: marjoram oil induces a calming, relaxing and sedative effect on both the mind and body while relieving nervous stress and anxiety. It also generates a happy feeling in cases of anger or sadness. This property can be helpful to pacify people who suffered some sort of shock, trauma, or major setback in life.
Caution: NEVER USE INTERNALLY without consulting professional medical help
- Not recommended for pregnant women and infants.
Individuals with serious and chronic health issues should consult an expert prior to using oils.
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