Information on Marjoram

Latin NameOriganum majorana
Part UsedHerb
Herb FormsTincture, bulk herb.
AffectsDigestive system, Respiratory system
CautionsNone noted.
Botanical InfoA fragrant herbaceous perennial with spikes of pink flowers from the Mint family plant with opposite small oval leaves.
DescriptionA popular kitchen herb, marjoram is also useful for indigestion, flatulence, and as a diaphoretic to reduce fever in colds. Marjoram is used as a steam inhalant for coughs and sinus congestion.

Marjoram has a taste of SPICY and a temperature of WARM.


Infusion1 cup 2-3 x daily
Tincture10-30 drops 2-3 x daily

Ailments Treated by Marjoram

AilmentTreatment SupportApplication
Feverdiaphoretictea, tincture
Sinusitissinus decongestanttea as a steam inhalant


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Wren, R.C. 1988. Potter's New Cyclopaedia of Botanical Drugs. Essex: C.W. Daniel Co. Ltd.