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Marjoram | Health Benefits | Use in cooking

Where marjoram came from?


Marjoram is an ancient herb that is used primarily for the purpose of healing. Egyptians was the first which recognized healing properties of marjoram, but even the Greeks and Romans did not forget this plant. They were used marjoram for magical purposes; they have considered that Marjoram brings good luck to whoever uses it.

Marjoram is a plant that originated in the Mediterranean, mainly from India. During development of mankind, Marjoram has spread to many countries in the world where it grows nowadays, primarily as a seasoning.

Marjoram due to its essential oil has found the application in the preparation of perfumes.

How it looks like marjoram?


Marjoram (Majorana hortensis; Oreganum majorana) is an herbaceous plant, which is grown as a spice plant. Marjoram is not too resistant to low temperatures, and is grown mainly in the spring and summer.

Marjoram is recognized by its white-pink flowers. The leaves are green and leafy.

Marjoram is recognized by its white-pink flowers. The leaves are green and leafy.


The smell of marjoram is pleasant and aromatic, like most spice herbs. The taste of marjoram is somewhat bitter and pungent.

The oil of marjoram is yellow or yellow-green, very special, mild and aromatic scent.

What are the Health Benefits of Marjoram?

The most important and strongest operation, Marjoram exhibits on the digestive tract. Thanks to bitter compounds which contains, Marjoram influences secretion of gastric juices and digestive enzymes.


 The most important and strongest operation, Marjoram exhibits on the digestive tract. Thanks to bitter compounds which contains, Marjoram influences secretion of gastric juices and digestive enzymes. In this way, marjoram promotes digestion and accelerates the motor of the stomach and intestines.

Another important feature of marjoram is to soothe the stomach, especially with the onset of heartburn and hiccups.

 Another important feature is that marjoram has a beneficial effect on the respiratory system. Marjoram allows the ejection of bronchial secretions, and helps with productive cough. Also Marjoram is very healing in colds, pneumonia and asthma.

 Marjoram is an excellent cleanser of the body and aids in its detoxification. First, marjoram stimulates sweating; urinary excretion and excess water from the body, but also accelerated intestinal peristalsis; in that manner marjoram helps in the elimination of intestinal contents and preventing its putrefaction and bacterial growth.

Antiseptic properties of marjoram should be used in the case of infectious and inflammatory processes in the mouth - ulcers, purulent changes and like.

 In the state of nervousness, insomnia, irritability, use marjoram tea because it will calm you down.

Regulates menstruation at women and generally it can be taken as a tonic for the womb

 It eliminates headaches and migraines

 Lately, Marjoram is used in the treatment of Alzheimer's

Tea made from marjoram should be consumed moderately 1-2 cups a day, because you can have a "drunk".

In addition to tea from marjoram, it can be prepared alcohol solution (tincture) that is used daily at hard headaches and colds.

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