MARJORAM - Know your HERBS -

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MARJORAM - Know your HERBS -

Post  Admin on Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:13 am

The botanical name for Marjoram is Origanum majorana.

Marjoram is a perennial evergreen shrub, often grown as an annual with red-brown stems and gray-green, oval leaves. Tiny white to pink flowers are produced in summer. It grows to 0.6 m (2ft) by 0.6 m (2ft in). It is in flower from Jun to September, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.

The nutritional value of rose is as follows:
RDA - Recommended Daily Allowance
Vitamin A: 6% RDA, Calcium: 8% RDA, Vitamin C: 3.5% RDA, Iron: 18% RDA

Health Benefits of Marjoram

To enhance the digestive system's performance, 2-4 cups of Marjoram tea may be ingested in 2 hours. Drinking the tea will help digestion in a variety of ways:

  • Increasing the efficiency of digestion by increasing digestive enzymes and saliva

  • Calming the stomach and digestive system.
  • Improving appetite
  • Relieving nausea
  • Eliminating flatulence
  • Curing or preventing basic intestinal infections
  • Soothing painful stomach cramps or spasms
  • Relieving diarrhea
  • Relieving constipation


Marjoram is a great antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral agent. As a result, it fights against a variety of common illnesses such as Food poisoning, Staph infection,Tetanous, infection in wounds, Typhoid, Malaria, Influenza, Common cold,
Mumps, Measles

Another benefit of Marjoram is the enhancement of the cardiovascular and circulatory system. It helps by eliminating common risks associated with cardiovascular disease. Some ways it helps include:

  • Lowering the blood pressure, greatly reducing the risk of hypertension and resultant heart problems.

  • Greatly preventing the build up of cholesterol, reducing risk of hardened arteries.

  • Aiding in improved blood circulation by dilating the arteries as necessary.


Studies show that lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels are linked to a reduced rate of heart disease and heart attack.

Marjoram is also an anti-inflammatory herb. Taken internally, it is great at relieving a variety of problems caused by inflammation, including Asthma, Muscle spasms, Sinus headaches, Migraines,
Fever, Body aches

Applied topically, it also has been known to relieve Painful joints,
Sore muscles, Sprains, Back ache, Toothaches.

With sedative and antidepressant qualities Marjoram has a variety of psychological and neurological benefits. It aids in Relieving insomnia, Reducing stress, Calming anxiety, Minimizing emotional reactions, Increasing control of sexual desire

When taken in larger doses, it even exhibits mild antidepressant qualities.

There are a variety of other health benefits as well, such as:

  • Reduction of phlegm
  • Warding off fungal infections
  • Regulating the menstrual cycle in women
  • Relieving pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Lessening bruising.


For:

  • Marjoram Tea: Grind marjoram leaves into a paste and add hot water or tea. Use one teaspoon of ground Marjoram per 7 ounces of water. Boil the mixture for 15 minutes. Drink two to four cups of this tea over the span of two hours for digestive benefits.

  • Stronger Marjoram Tea: Add two teaspoons of Marjoram to a cup of 7 ounces of cold water. Let it soak for 24 hours and add honey to it. An even stronger tea may be made by adding 6 teaspoons Marjoram to 7 ounces of water. It has a calming, antidepressive effect.

  • Marjoram Essential Oil: The oil may be rubbed into the skin to relieve cramps, sprains, toothache, or other ailments.


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