Marjoram Wild Essential Oil

Thymus Mastichina Spain

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Wild Marjoram essential oil has a warm and spicy herbaceous aroma that is more medical and camphoraceous than Sweet Marjoram. It has a nurturing and soothing effect on the body and mind and is deeply relaxing. It is also extremely versatile; easing aching muscles and joints, digestive and menstrual problems and nervous and respiratory complaints. Often added to sport massage blends.

Latin Name
Thymus Mastichina
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
Spain

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.