Origanum Majorana

Scientific Name: Origanum Majorana L.
Synonyms: Majorana Hortensis Moench., Origanum Majoranoides Willd
English Name: Sweet Marjoram
Other Names in English: Knotted Marjoram
Family: Labiatae

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Health Benefits

Temperament: Hot and dry.
1- Drink its brewed tea. It opens urine and is useful for relieving difficulty in urination and menstruation, relieves nasal mucositis, treats migraines, stop moisten catarrh, to treat chest pain and cough, shortness of breath and suffocation, and it is useful for heart pain, relieves brain congestion, is effective for relieving melancholy, relieves resentment and jealousy, relieves colic caused by bloating in the intestines, is effective for relieving gripes and relieving ascites. Is refreshing.
2- Pour a tablespoon of the pounded marjoram into a glass of boiling water and drink. It is a carminative.
3- Boil it and incense with its decoction, then drink its boiled water. It cures headaches caused by black bile and phlegm, and it will be more effective if you knead some of it with henna and poultice on the head.
4- Pound 100 grams of it gently and pour in half a liter of olive oil and boil it in “Bain Marie” for two hours. After cooling, pour it in a bottle and keep it in a cool place and poultice it on the joints every day. Treats joint pain.
5- Its decoction is useful for washing and disinfecting wounds.
6- Boil it and drink its decoction and sniff it in the nose. Improves Parkinson and epilepsy.
7- Smelling it strengthens the mental powers and incense it clears the nose.
8- Poultice cooked marjoram. Removes Leishmaniasis and scars left on the skin.
9- Inhaling its decoction with salt opens the nose and eliminates sinus infections.
10- Rubbing its essential oil is useful for treating paralysis and cold neurological diseases such as tetanus, and rubbing it into the eyes is useful for eliminating weakness of the eye.
11- Rubbing its fresh leaves is used for dislocations and fractures of the limbs, numbness of the limbs and toothache.
12- Its suppository in vagina is emmenagogue.
13- Pouring a few drops of its essential oil inside the ear or putting cotton wool on the essential oil in the ear opens and removes ear whistling.
14- Its decoction is useful for washing and disinfecting wounds.
15- Chewing it with salt is useful to prevent salivation secrete.
Note: Excessive consumption is harmful to the kidneys and bladder.
Modifier: Chicory extract and purslane seeds.


Marjoram is a plant from the genus Mint and the family of oregano and thyme. It is a small plant with many branches and leaves which its plant height is about 30 to 50 centimeters. The leaves are small, slender, hairy and greenish-gray, and about 1-1.5 centimeters long. This plant is perennial but in cold regions it is annual. In Iran, it can be seen wildly in the Alborz highlands.

Chemical Constituents

cis-sabinene hydrate (30.2%), terpinen-4-ol (28.8%), γ-terpinene (7.2%), α-terpineol (6.9%), trans-sabinene hydrate (4.4%), linalyl acetate (3.8%), and α-terpinene (3.6%).
α-Thujene, α-Pinene, Sabinene, β-Pinene, Myrcene, α-Phellandrene, p-Cymene, α-Terpinene, Limonene, β-Phellandrene, γ-Terpinene, cis-Sabinene hydrate, Terpinolene, trans-Sabinene hydrate, Linalool, cis-p-Menth-2-en-1-ol, Terpinen-4-ol, α-Terpineol, trans-Piperitol, Linalyl acetate, β-Caryophyllene, Bicyclogermacrene.

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