Marjoram Sweet Essential Oil

Origanum Marjorana Egypt

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Marjoram Sweet essential oil has a soft, warm and herbaceous aroma with woody and spicy undertones. Known for its soothing and relaxing benefits on the mind, and tired and aching muscles. Often added to sports massage blends.

Latin Name
Origanum Majorana
Family
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Note
Middle
Extraction
Essential oil by steam distillation of the dried flowering herb.
Constituents
Terpinenes, terpineol, sabinenes, linalol, carvacrol, linalyl acetate, ocimene, cadinene, geranyl acetate, citral, eugenol among others.
Origin
Egypt

This aromatic perennial bushy plant grows up to 60cm in height, has a hairy stem, green oval leaves with clusters of white flowers.

History

This versatile herb which has a soothing warming effect aids digestive and menstrual problems as well as nervous and respiratory complaints. It was a very popular herb amongst the Greeks and was widely used in medicine and perfumes. In the 16 century, it was strewn on the floor to mask unpleasant smells.