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wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare)

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wild marjoram (Origanum vulgare subsp. vulgare) leaves flowers in bloom

« 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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