Name: Marjoram, Origanum vulgare/marjorana
Manufacturer: Holisticshop.co.uk - Professional quality oils
Size: 10 ml
Concentration: 100% concentrated and pure
Fiery, reawakening, invigorating & strengthening, yet calming, relaxing and comforting. Instills peace in mind & body
About Marjoram Essential Oil: Marjoram promotes health and well-being in many different ways; warming and calming for extreme emotions, soothing and decongesting for the respiratory system, healing and stimulating for the digestion, and a powerful painkiller.
Description of Aroma: This herbaceous scent is warm and penetrating, slightly spicy and peppery with a hint of camphor, yet sweet and appeasing.
Ruling Planet: Mercury.
Properties Beneficial To The Mind, Emotions And Spirit: Marjoram relaxes the brain waves and calms the nervous system, is excellent for hyperactivity and as an aid to the memory and concentration. Said to have an appeasing effect on the astral body, it is ideal for people with psychic abilities, such as mediums and healers, to help maintain vitality. Its aromatic influences are peace and relaxation, which can help with nervous tension, anxiety, hysteria, emotional exhaustion and possibly deeper psychological traumas.
The fragrance is also invigorating, stimulating, fiery and reawakening, giving a warm, comforting effect helpful if you are dealing with grief, sorrow or loneliness as it warms the emotions. Strengthening for the mind, marjoram helps you confront and deal with difficult issues.
Of Interest: Native to Asia? Indigenous to Persia? Whatever its origins, marjoram was grown in ancient Egypt and used extensively in medicines, perfumes and toiletries by the ancient Greeks, who also used it to weave wedding crown for the newly married as a token of good fortune - and planted in graveyards to bring peace to the departed spirits. The Greeks also used it to treat spasms, convulsions and excess fluid, and as an antidote to poison. In mythology, Aphrodite - goddess of love - picked marjoram on mount Ida to heal the wounds of Enea.
During the Middle Ages, marjoram was cultivated in monastery gardens as a cold remedy. By the early 17th century the herb was well-known in gardens and hedgerows all over England. It used to be known as magerum or margerome, although the origins of the name are uncertain. It has been speculated that perhaps it is derived from the Greek 'margaritari' meaning pearl. In Latin, marjor as a prefix means 'great', and marjoram was attributed with prolonging life.
In Stuart times nosegays contained marjoram to cover unpleasant odours. Through the ages singers have used an infusion of marjoram, sweetened with honey, to preserve their voices. As a herb, marjoram was added to food to strengthen the bonds of love, and sprinkled in the home and garden to protect against evil. According to Dioscoride, it tonifies and warms the nerves, while Pline recommends it for poor digestion and a weak stomach, and Culpepper praises its comforting, warming effect on the body. More recently it has been found to neutralize tuberculosis bacillus in a dose of only 0.4%.
This familiar culinary herb is also known as sweet marjoram, knotted marjoram and pot marjoram. It belongs to the same family as numerous other oil-producing herbs, all of which have some curative power. Wild marjoram (thymus mastichina) which grows all over the Mediterranean, has had a more significant role in medicine than the sweet or garden variety, although nowadays it is considered of an inferior quality.
Marjoram tea is an age-old remedy for several medical concerns and was believed to fortify the mind. Marjoram is used extensively in the food and pharmaceutical industries, in perfumery and cosmetics. Aromatic waters contain this herb, as does snuff, and of course pizzas!
Properties Beneficial To The Physical Body: Marjoram has numerous, diverse uses, including a variety of digestive problems, tonsillitis, toothache, painful joints, muscle aches and pains, arthritis, rheumatism, migraines, high blood pressure, laryngitis and sea-sickness. It is a strong antiseptic, sedative and painkiller, stimulating to the digestion, calming to problems within the respiratory system, such as asthma and bronchitis, and it helps organize the vital centres of the body.
Marjoram stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, and many of its properties focus on the autonomic nervous system. It also increases blood flow, and can ease menstrual cramps (blend with clary sage) and helps heal bruises. It also clears the head and alleviates congestion, especially when due to a head cold.
Marjoram Oil Blending Suggestions: For a warm, herby note in your blends, try combining marjoram with lavender, bergamot, rosewood, cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, mandarin, orange, nutmeg, rosemary and ylang ylang.
Alternative Suggestions For Use: Marjoram is used in the treatment of facial tics.
Essential Safety Precautions: Prolonged use may cause drowsiness, and this oil can be narcotic in extremely high doses. Avoid during pregnancy as it encourages menstruation, and also if you have low blood pressure. It is best to avoid use with children or the elderly without the advice of a professional.
Do not use essential oils undiluted or take internally without the guidance of a qualified practitioner. The information contained here is for general interest and is not intended to replace medical diagnosis or treatment
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Originally the Holisticshop range of essential oils went under the name of Windflowers. This company was founded by a qualified aromatherapist, selling high quality oils to shops and aromatherapists throughout UK and the world. In 2003 the opportunity came up for Holisticshop to buy Windflowers, which we did. This acquisition has meant that since this time Holisticshop customers have been able to buy high quality oils at the price professional aromatherapists would expect to pay.
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