Greek Sweet Marjoram Organic Essential Oil

Greek Sweet Marjoram Organic Essential Oil

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Greek Sweet Marjoram Organic Essential Oil

Batch: E1001330

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Common name:Sweet marjoram

Other names:Often mistaken for oregano, sweet marjoram is frequently called by various different names, including knotted marjoram, joy of the mountainsand wintersweet.

Latin name: Origanum marjorana (syn. Origanum hortensis)

Botanical family:Lamiaceae / Labiate

Method of extraction: distilled at our organically certified distillery

Plant part used to extract the oil:dried leaves and flowering tops

Cultivation method: organic farming

Area of origin: Chalkidiki, Northern Greece

Historical notes:It is said that Aphrodite(the Greek goddess of love) grew marjoram, and as a result, marjoram has beenused in “love potions.” The ancient Greeks and Romans also used sweet marjoramin various remedies for conditions such as swellings and convulsions and as a remedy for poisons.

The Greeks also planted marjoram on the graves to bring spiritual peace to the dead.

Biochemical group: monoterpenes / monoterpenols

Main chemical constituents: terpinen-4-ol, sabinene hydrate, linalyl acetate, gamma-terpinene, alpha-terpineol, alpha-terpinene, others

Colour: pale yellow

Consistency: thin

Aroma strength: medium

Perfumery note: middle

Aroma: rich, warm, herbaceous, camphoraceous and woodsy with a hint of spice, slightly sweet

Traditional Aromatherapy Uses:

Traditionally in aromatherapy treatments sweet marjoram is associated with the following therapeutic properties: analgesic, anaphrodisiac, antibacterial, anticonvulsant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antispasmodic, antiviral, calming, carminative, CNS depressant, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, hypotensive, nervine, sedative, stomachic, vasodilator

Qualified aromatherapists may use sweet marjoram essential oil for common complaints such as:

  • nervous tension and stress related conditions like insomnia, anxiety, headaches and migraines, agitated depression, neurasthenia, mental and emotional burnout and nervous cough
  • respiratory issues - colds, flu, asthma and whooping cough
  • circulatory problems - high blood pressure and dispersing bruises
  • digestive system – constipation, flatulence, spasmodic indigestion, general support
  • various types of aches and pains, from headaches to rheumatic, muscular spasms, sprains and strains and menstrual cramps
  • anaphrodisiac
  • others

How we use it:

Inhalation / Vaporisation:

- Vaporise a couple of drops or use in an aroma inhaler for stress and stress-related issues such as anxiety or insomnia. Try blended with lavender, geranium or bergamot.

- Vaporising a couple of drops of sweet marjoram might also help to temporarily ease hypertension. Try in combination with a drop of lavender or melissa.

Skin applications:

- For menstrual pain and crumps and acute PMSTry with geranium or lavender.

- For gastrointestinal (digestive) spasms– dilute with some mandarin, sweet orange or peppermint in a fixed oil (carrier oil) and gently massage the lower abdomen.

Please, also see our How to Use Essential Oils Safely page for more information

Safety considerations:

Tisserand and Young do not indicate any special precautions when using Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil. Reading Tisserand and Young's full profile is recommended. [Robert Tisserand and Rodney Young, 'Essential Oil Safety' (Second Edition. United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, 2014), 346.]

 Please, also see our How to Use Essential Oils Safely page for more information.

Research and studies:

  • Marjoram might be a helpful natural remedy for people at high risk for or currently dealing with high blood pressure symptoms and/or heart problems.

  • Pain relief



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