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Herbology 101 - Herbal Remedies and Herb Information

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Marjoram (Origanum vulgaris)
Use: leaf, flowers, stalks.
With a taste remniscent of both thyme and oregano, this herb finds its way into blended herb and spice dishes like turkey stuffings and fish dishes.
This perennial is a wonderful container plant growing to a maximum of a metre high. A stalky plant with a lovely purple cluster of flowers, it has carminative and stomach-calming tendencies.
Taken as a tea, it helps with hayfever and dizziness.

Used for:

  • Antispasmodic
  • Diuretic
  • Colic
  • Digestion
  • Carminative
  • Sprain


History Greeeks and Romans wore wreaths of marjoram during their weddings to symbolize the joy of the occasion. In fact, the Greek name means "mountain joy" so pleasing is this herb to behold.
Herbalists in the Middle Ages prescribed the oil for toothaches and later for aiding digestion and as a duretic.

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