wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare)

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« Wild marjoram has been used for a variety of diseases in traditional and folklore medicines, including gastrointestinal, ocular, nasopharyngeal, respiratory, cardiac, rheumatologic, and neurological disorders »

Common name(s): wild marjoram, sweet marjoram, knotted marjoram, pot marjoram

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: Mediterranean Europe, Middle East

Parts used: aerial

Constituents: volatile oil (carvacrol, thymol, bisabolene, caryophyllene, borneol, linalool), flavonoids, tannins, resin, sterols

Therapeutic actions: antiseptic, diaphoretic, expectorant, bitter, carminative, diuretic, antispasmodic

Organs or systems affected: heart, respiratory system, digestive system, central nervous system

Main medicinal uses:

  • reduces pain in headaches, muscles and joints
  • facilitates digestion
  • calms stress and anxiety
  • promotes hormonal balance during menstruation
  • supports heart health

Counterindications: Should not be consumed during pregnancy. The essential oil may irritate skin and mucuous membranes.

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