Origanum majorana- Spain
Nurturing & comforting
Aroma: Warm, sweet and herbaceous yet spicy
Properties: Marjoram is a very useful oil to treat stress and nervous tension. It is calming and is useful for obsessive thinking. It also has a long history of being used for grief.
Physically, it is warming so it is good for alleviating cold conditions and muscular issues, PMS and also respiratory issues. Marjoram is also useful to treat bruises. It is often used with asthma. It is useful for digestive issues and is often used to treat high blood pressure and headaches as well.
Blends well with: citrus oils, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, juniper, lavender, oregano, rosemary & thyme.
It is steam distilled from the leaves and the flowering tops.
Shelf life: It will keep for around 5 years if stored with lid tightly closed in a cool, dark area.
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