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Marjoram Pure Essential Oil

marjoram pure essential oil plant

Marjoram pure essential oil, origanum marjorana, is an extremely versatile and useful essential oil. It has a strong warming quality so is very useful for all systems of the body which are sluggish – circulatory, lymphatic and digestive.  

Marjoram Details:

Benefits

Use Marjoram essential oil in a massage blend for tight muscles or, if you have a tendency to cramping muscles, use it regularly to keep them at bay.

It is a helpful essential oil for high blood pressure so use it in a massage blend and massage the chest area, down the arms and the neck. 

This analgesic oil is good for bruising, sprains, rheumatism, joint and muscle pain.

If you suffer from carpel tunnel or repetitive strain syndrome try some of this essential oil in a blend with other synergistic oils to relieve the symptoms and promote healing.

For digestive upsets it is handy for general indigestion, flatulence, colic or constipation

Marjoram is an essential oil which is especially good for all those times when ladies need a helping hand to get through the menstrual pain or cramping – a gentle massage on the tummy area is very soothing.

If you have had a stressful day or one filled with anxiety and nervous tension, possibly resulting in a headache or a migraine, try some in a bath or as an inhalant.

For times of grief or separation this warming essential oil is especially helpful to ease the heartache as it conveys a sense of comfort and support.  

Use some in a burner prior to meditation as it prepares the mind for contemplation.

Volatility

Middle note

Principle

Yang

Ruling Planet

Mercury

Scent

Pungent, warm, clean, woody

Properties

Marjoram Pure Essential Oil
  • Analgesic
  • Antibacterial
  • Antifungal
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Antiseptic
  • Anti-viral
  • Carminative
  • Digestive
  • Expectorant
  • Fungicidal
  • Hypotensive
  • Laxative
  • Nervine
  • Sedative
  • Tonic
  • Vasodilator

Source

Dried leaves and flowers via distillation 

Plant

Bushy perennial up to 60cm in height. Hairy stem, dark green oval leaves.  Off white flowers.  

Highly aromatic plant.

Characteristics

Pale yellow or amber coloured liquid.  Woody, spicy aroma.

Blends with:

  • Bergamot
  • Chamomile
  • Cypress
  • Lavender
  • Eucalyptus
  • Rosemary
  • Tea Tree

Constituents

Terpinenes, terpinol, linalol, linalyl acetate, cadinene, citral.

Uses

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Aches
  • Bruises
  • Bronchitis
  • Carpel Tunnel
  • Chilblains
  • Colic
  • Constipation
  • Cramps

Cautions

Do not use this oil in pregnancy.  Having said that, most essential oils shouldn't be used during pregancy unless under the watchful eye of a qualified Aromatherapist.