Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil
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Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Properties: Antibacterial, anti-infectious, antiseptic, , antispasmodic, diuretic, sedative.
Common Primary Uses: Arthritis, carpal tunnel, colic, cramps (muscle), croup, A high blood pressure, muscle fatigue, muscle spasms, muscular dystrophy, neuralgia, Parkinson’s disease, A physical stress, whiplash.
Folklore: Known as the “herb of happiness” to the Romans and “joy of the mountains” to the Greeks, marjoram was used to decorate at both weddings and funerals. Not only would it warm both the body and the emotions, but many believed it would increase longevity. It was grown on grave sites to comfort the departed soul.
Historical Uses: Marjoram was used for poisoning (as an antidote), fluid retention, muscle spasms, rheumatism, sprains, stiff joints, bruises, obstructions of the liver and spleen, and respiratory congestions. According to Roberta Wilson, “Those curious about their futures anointed themselves with marjoram at bedtime so that they might dream of their future mates.”
French Medicinal Uses: Aches, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, colic, constipation, cramps, insomnia, intestinal peristalsis, migraine headache, muscles, neuralgia, pains, parasympathetic nervous system (tones), blood pressure (regulates), rheumatism, sprains.
Other Possible Uses: It may be relaxing and calming to the muscles that constrict and sometimes contribute to headaches. It may help anxiety, boils, bruises, burns, carbuncles, celibacy (vow not to marry), colds, cold sores, cuts, fungus and viral infections, hysteria, menstrual problems, calm the respiratory system, ringworm, shingles, shock, sores, relieve spasms, sunburns, tension, and water retention.
Body System(s) Affected: Cardiovascular System, Muscles and Bones.
Aromatic Influence: It promotes peace and sleep.
Safety Data: Use with caution during pregnancy.
Blends With: Bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, lavender, orange, nutmeg, rosemary, rosewood, ylang ylang.
Odor: Type: Middle Note (50–80% of the blend); Scent: Herbaceous, green, spicy; Intensity: 3