Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

Marjoram is an annual perennial herb, which is cultivated since ancient times. Hippocrates was using this as an antiseptic and ancient Egyptians knew about its great healing abilities.

The beverage of marjoram has plenty of therapeutic properties, among them is that it is a natural tranquilizer. Moreover, the steam of the beverage is very helpful for the human respiratory system. The essential oil of the herb can be used to reduce dental pain.

Being so useful, could not be absent from Greek cuisine. Marjoram pairs well with meat, salads, pasta, cheese and bread. Furthermore, many traditional alcoholic beverages are flavored with this herb.

Health Benefits of Marjoram

Learn AboutMarjoramBenefits Health Benefits 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 [...]

Mythology – Marjoram

Learn AboutMarjoramMythology Marjoram probably originated in Greece. Today, Egypt is the major exporter and it is cultivated worldwide. The name marjoram (Old French majorane, Medieval Latin majorana) does not directly derive from the Latin word maior (major). Marjoram is indigenous to Cyprus and southern Turkey, and was known to the Greeks and Romans as a [...]

Side Effects of Marjoram

Learn AboutMarjoramSide Effects Marjoram is likely safe in food amounts and possibly safe for most adults when taken by mouth in medicinal amounts for short periods of time. Marjoram is possibly unsafe when used long-term or when applied to the eye or skin as fresh marjoram. There is some evidence that marjoram could cause cancer [...]

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