Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

In Greece Marjoram is known from Ancient times where it was used as a drug in stomach and intestinal discomfort .  
It has Antispasmodic , Antiseptic , and Antinefralgikes properties and Soothes Coughs , Headaches and Dizziness . It is one of the best Digestive Herbs and helps in the Treatment of Gas in the Stomach and intestines and sour and heartburn . And has an effect on the central nervous system and acts as a Sedative for Insomnia , Stress and Depression.

Culpeper  wrote in one of the most popular book about Votanology in 1653 "can rarely be found herb that heals better sour stomach" 

 Combines perfectly with the Melissa in a wonderful drink for the treatment of insomnia.
Combine Marjoram, Chamomile and Spearmint have good results in Inflammation of the gums and tongue.

For Depression and Anxiety is well combined with Melissa. 

Colds have similar therapeutic effect with oregano.  

The use of the beverage marjoram is internal and external.

Internal Use

The drink soothes Headaches, Dizziness, helps Nerve Disease, soothes Coughs and Tooth Pain, helps in Pains, Rheumatism, Enderic Disorders and in Pain Belly.

Method of Beverage Extraction

Decoction: We boil a few minutes a teaspoon Marjoram in a pot of water. Strain and drink it hot with Honey.

Injectate: Put a teaspoon Marjoram in a jug of hot water. Allow 10 minutes, strain and drink it hot with Honey.

External Use

The poultice of the leaves and the rubbing with the essential oil , relieves rheumatism and arthritic pain, while the beautiful fragrance removes bad mood, depression and stress.
Helps to antiseptic use of wounds.
The leaves, mounted on bruises or in places where insects have stung is very emollients.  

The juice along with alcohol, is used for rubbing in people suffering from neuralgia. The leaves doing very good to the liver and promote proper blood circulation.

Essential oil: 3-4 drops in a spoonful of honey, 2-3 times a day. The oil of the plant used for rubbing on the painfull joints and rheumatism.  

Marjoram is used in perfumery, cooking, baking and as a therapeutic material.Also used in the manufacture of soap, toothpaste and myrrh.

At high doses marjoram may cause dizziness and hallucinations. 
Consequently the many drinks not adviced. 

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