Marjoram is a perennial plant which has its roots from the Labiatae family. It is an herbaceous plant with small and fragrant leaves.
Also, it is similar to oregano. Its flowers are brown. It blooms from July to September.
Marjoram grows across the Mediterranean countries with other six species of herbaceous plants, too. The most significant species is the oregano Marjoram, the height of which reaches to 60cm. The stem is square and its leaves have a small oval shape and a characteristic lavender odor. Its blossom is small and white.
Not only are its leaves used as a spice, usually in meat and fish, but also they facilitate digestive. Its essence has antiseptic and anti-spasmodic use, while simultaneously it is used in perfumery.
At ancient times, it is known as medicine against stomachaches and intestinal discomfort. Galen, a prominent Greek physician, surgeon and philosopher, encouraged its use as a drink for digestion. On the other hand, Hippocrates, a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles, recommended it as antiseptic. Nowadays, it grows in pots and gardens as an ornamental and aromatic plant.
To sum up, marjoram can be used in:
- As a therapeutic ingredient.
It is worth commenting that, in foreign press has been written:’ we are wondering why Greeks die, given that they use organic Marjoram.
Use: As decoction: boil a teaspoon Marjoram in a pot of water for a few minutes. Then, strain it and drink it warm with honey. As infusion: put a teaspoon Marjoram in a pot of hot water. Leave it in the pot for ten minutes, then strain it and drink it warm with honey. This way helps to soothe headaches, dizziness, neurological diseases, and cough, tooth and rheumatism pains. Furthermore, it helps in intestinal disorders and stomachaches.
Its blossom is used as an air freshener in the kitchen. Moreover, its essence is used in pharmaceutical and in perfumery.
Externally, as an ointment it helps in disinfection of wounds, it improves the body’s function and it revives the immune system (boil 100g Marjoram in 1 liter of water).
Marjoram is similar to thyme and mint. Nevertheless, Marjoram is more prevalent for its stomach abilities. It facilitates digestion and treats stomachaches.
Also, it may calm your nerves. This are not the one and only advantage of Marjoram, since it is:
- A very good analgesic for muscle aches, strains, sprains and neuralgia.
- An excellent antidote for typhoid fever.
- Beneficial for intense coughs, colds, tonsils, bronchitis, and asthma.
- And by and large, it is considered expectorant and diaphoretic for respiratory diseases.
- Antispasmodic and antiemetic.
- It relieves from flatulence and dyspepsia.
- It stimulates the liver and spleen.
Deductively it can be argued that, marjoram is a diuretic, vasodilator and hypotensive herb. Also, it is beneficial for neurobehavioral disorders, irritability, neurasthenia, mental illnesses, anxiety, insomnia, migraines, vertigo, epilepsy, memory loss. Its external use is healing and relieves from rheumatism and toothache.
No one can deny the fact that Marjoram is part and parcel of our daily life and ‘Bioparnon’ Company offers you the opportunity to taste it without pesticides!