Latin Name: Origanum marjorana, Marjorana hortensis
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Plant Part: Plant (Leaves, Flowers/Buds)
Note/Element: Note: Middle. Element: Wood.
Functional Groups: Terpene,sesquiterpene, alcohol, ester
Ayurvedic Dosha (Balances): Vata, Pitta, for Kapha substitute Spanish Marjoram (Thymus mastichina)
Scent: Herbaceous, warm, camphoraceous, sweet, woody
For skin Type: None
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Caution: Not during pregnancy. Not for low blood pressure. Not for asthma. Not before love love-making since it is anaphrodisiac (discourages sexual feelings).
Physical Uses: Insomnia, muscle & joint pain, colds, cough, flu, PMS, headache, migraine, indigestion, menstrual cramps, palpitations, nervine, sedative.
Mental/Emotional Uses: Stress, comforting, grief, numbing.
Other Uses: combine with Rose for grief. Combine with Lavender for headache.
Blends Well With: Leaves, citrus, lavender
Possible Substitutions: Lavender, Don’t confuse sweet Marjoram with Spanish Marjoram (Thymus mastichina).
Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Advanced Level, 2001-2011.
Lawless, Julia, The Complete Illustrated Guide To Aromatherapy, Boston,MA, Element Books Limited, 1997, p 200.