- Tea made from the leaves or flowers is used for runny nose and colds in infants and toddlers, dry and irritating coughs, swollen nose and throat, and ear pain.
- Marjoram tea is also used for various digestion problems including poor appetite, liver disease, gallstones, intestinal gas and stomachcramps.
- Women can use marjoram tea for relieving symptoms of menopause, treating mood swings related to menstrual periods, starting menstruation and promoting the flow of breast milk.
- Other uses include treating diabetes, sleep problems, muscle spasms, headaches, sprains, bruises and back pain. It is also used as a “nerve tonic” and a “heart tonic,” and to promote better blood
- Sweet marjoram is one of the richest herbal sources for vitamin K. 100 g of dry leaves provide about 518% of recommended daily intake. Vitamin-K has a potential role in bone mass building by promoting osteotrophic activity in the bones. It has also an established role in the treatment of Alzheimer‘s disease by limiting neuronal damage in the brain.
- Marjoram herb carries good amount of minerals like iron, calcium, potassium, manganese, copper, zinc and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, which helps control heart rate and blood Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase.
- Marjoram herb contains exceptionally high levels of β-carotene, vitamin A, cryptoxanthin, lutein and zea-xanthin. 100 g of dry marjoram leaves carry 8068 IU or 269% of DRI levels of vitamin-A. Carotenes, xanthins, and lutein are powerful flavonoidantioxidants. Together, these compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease processes.
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(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)