Marjoram Origanum majorana  Essential Oil Information

Origanum majorana

Marjoram Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Origanum majorana

Sweet marjoram

Mediterranean, North Africa, Europe

Flowering plant








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Clear

Thin

Medium








Fragrance

Woody, herbaceous, sweet, nutty spiciness












Benefits

Used for muscle cramps, inflammation, sprains, rheumatism, stiff joints, muscle aches, muscle pains.  Relieves stomach cramps, flatulence, digestive discomfort, laxatives, and diarrhea, helping with respiratory problems like asthma, coughing, and bronchitis. 















Blends Well With

Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Cinnamon Leaf, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus Lemon, Fennel, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Patchouli, Peppermint, Pine, Rosemary, Tea Tree, Thyme














Constituents

Alpha-Terpineol, Terpinen-4-ol, Sabinene, Linalol, Sabinol, Thujanol, Citral, Linalyl Acetate, Camphor, Carvacrol, Estragol, Eugenol, Myrcene, Phellandrene, Pinene, Alpha Terpenene, Beta-Caryophyllene













Properties

Analgesic, aphrodisiac, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, antiparasitical, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antiviral, carminative, cephalic, diaphoretic, diuretic (mild), emenagogue, expectorant, hypotensive, laxative, sedative, stimulant (digestive), stomachic, tonic, vasodilator, vulnerary















Safety

Generally safe, but not to be used during pregnancy.











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