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Marjoram – Origanum Majorana

marjoram health benefits

Marjoram is a very beneficial herb, for the relaxation and stimulation it offers both physically and mentally. It has been considered since ancient times as a healing and cosmetic herb, with extensive use by women for the protection and nourishment it offered to the skin.

The use of the essential oil has a relaxing and analgesic effect on aching muscles, pain in the bones and joints and, consequently, it is recommended for the relief of rheumatic and arthritic pains. It also offers relief when we suffer from headaches, migraines and period pains. The analgesic effect of marjoram also helps in cases of ear pain, otitis and toothache.

Beneficial for emotional and spiritual fatigue

Marjoram is also beneficial for treating emotional and spiritual fatigue and tension, as well as effectively treats a variety of nervous and mental disorders. Recommended to treat insomnia, hyperactivity and nervousness, marjoram relaxes and reduces moments of irritability or aggression. It generally stimulates the nervous system and fights migraines of a nervous nature and emotional or mental instability.

The antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of marjoram essential oil protect against wound and abrasion infections, as well as help wounds heal faster and heal from bruises, swelling and sprains.

Marjoram, as a natural antibiotic and microbicide, is very effective in treating colds and protects against infections and viral attacks. It is considered a balm for the protection of the respiratory system and effectively treats diseases and infections of the upper respiratory tract and throat. Soothes sore throat and tonsils and treats whooping cough. At the same time, the expectorant properties of marjoram infusion help in the treatment of bronchitis and the cleansing of the bronchi. It effectively unblocks the respiratory system, making it recommended in cases of snoring, asthma and allergic asthma.

In addition to all its superior beneficial properties, marjoram stimulates both the heart and the circulatory system. Its infusion is a natural vasodilator, while at the same time it works as an antioxidant. Stimulates the function of the liver and spleen, resulting in very good detoxification in the body.

Both the digestive and the urinary system benefit from the use of marjoram, due to its very good diuretic, tonic and digestive properties. The diuretic properties of this herb, protect against the formation of kidney stones, while helping to eliminate toxins. The diuretic action of marjoram also contributes to the treatment of fluid retention and obesity. In relation to the digestive system, in addition to the stimulation it offers, it effectively treats nausea, hiccups, bloating and is a natural antiemetic. As a natural appetizer and digestive, marjoram fights indigestion and the pain that accompanies this condition, and is recommended in cases of aerophagia, flatulence and intestinal discomfort.

Individual properties of marjoram are the strengthening of vision and its use to treat epilepsy. It is considered a natural anti-diabetic, treats symptoms and occasionally cures skin diseases.

The use of marjoram by people suffering from depression, asthma or hypotension needs special attention. It should not be used during pregnancy and standard dosages should never be exceeded, as it can cause serious health complications.

Read more about the cosmetic uses of marjoram and the nutritional value of marjoram!

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