MARJORAM: (Herb) Origanum marjorana
Marjoram Essential Oil has a warm, slightly spicy smell and is colourless to pale yellow/amber in colour.
This oil has value when used for asthma and other respiratory complaints and has a calming action on emotions. It helps hyperactive people calm down while boosting circulation.
Marjoram oil has a warming action and calms emotions, relieves anxiety as well as stress and helps to calms hyperactive people.
It has good muscle relaxant properties and the pain killing properties are useful for rheumatic pains as well as sprains, strains and spasms, as well as swollen joints and painful muscles.
It soothes the digestive system and helps with cramps, indigestion, constipation and flatulence and has a beneficial action on colds, sinusitis, bronchitis and asthma.
As a general relaxant, Marjoram Essential Oil is used for headaches, migraines and insomnia and although it can diminish sexual desire, it is great for treating delayed, painful or scanty monthly periods as well as menstrual cramps.
Marjoram Essential Oil blends well with
Although essential oils blend well with one another, Marjoram oil blends particularly well with Bergamot, Chamomile Roman, Cedarwood, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Rosemary and Tea tree.
The therapeutic properties of Marjoram Essential Oil are analgesic, anti-spasmodic, anaphrodisiac, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, hypotensive, laxative, nervine, sedative, stomachic, vasodilator and vulnerary.
Therapeutic properties explained
The main chemical constituents are of Marjoram Essential Oil are sabinene, a-terpinene, y-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene, linalool, cis-sabinene hydrate, linalyl acetate, terpinen-4-ol and y-terpineol.
Unicorn Aromatherapy’s Marjoram oil originates from Egypt and is extracted from the fresh and dried leaves and flowering tops of the plant by steam distillation and yields 0.5 – 3 %.
Marjoram oil is non-toxic, non-irritant and non-sensitizing but should not be used during pregnancy.