The Organic Witch
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Marjoram Essential Oil

Marjoram Essential Oil from The Organic WitchBOTANICAL NAME: origanum marjorana
PARTS USED: flowering tops, leaves
FRAGRANCE: herbal, pepper-like, spicy, warm
BLENDS WELL WITH: basil, bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, eucalyptus, lavender, mandarin, nutmeg, orange, pepper, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree, thyme, ylang ylang.
PHYSICAL & AROMATIC BENEFITS: aggression, anxiety, calming, exhaustion, relaxing, soothing, strengthening, stress, warming, analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, arthritis, bronchitis, carminative, carpal tunnel syndrome, cerebral palsy, cramps, cystitis, diarrhea, diuretic, diverticulosis, drug withdrawal, emmenagogue, fainting, fibrositis, headaches, insomnia, lowers blood pressure, muscle relaxant, muscular aches, muscular fatigue, nervine, neuralgia, normal skin, oily skin, osteoarthritis, Parkinson's disease, rheumatism, sedative, thrush, upper abdominal pain.
MAGICAL USES: celibacy, happiness, peace, sleep.

GCMS Information:

 Chemical Constituents %
Terpinene-4-ol  37.13
gamma-Terpinene  15.32
alpha-Terpinene  7.77
P-Cymene  7.37
Sabinene  4.54
Sabinene Hydrate  3.37
Linalyl Acetate  2.6
Limonene  2.25
beta-Caryophyllene  1.87
beta-Phelladrene  1.72
Mycrene  1.62
alpha-Pinene  1.5
trans-Linaloloxide  1.24
trans-p-Meth-2-en-1-ol  1.13
alpha-Terpineol  3.64

Marjoram Information:

This essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of fresh and dried leaves of Marjoram plant, also known as Knotted Marjoram. Chief constituents of Marjoram are Sabinene, Alpha Terpinene, Gamma Terpinene, Cymene, Terpinolene, Linalool, Sabinene Hydrate, Linalyl Acetate, Terpineol and Gamma Terpineol. This is a plant of the Mediterranean Region known for its many medicinal uses.


Analgesic: any medicine that reduces pain without inducing unconsciousness.
Antibacterial: kills or inhibits bacteria.
Antiseptic: a substance that inhibits the growth and reproduction of microorganisms.
Antispasmodic: referring to something that suppresses spasms.
Antiviral: inhibits the growth and production of a virus.
Carminative: relieves discomfort of gas in the digestive tract.
Digestive: relating to the digestive tract; having the ability to promote digestion.
Diuretic: increases the amount or frequency of urination.
Emmenagogue: stimulates blood flow in the pelvic area and uterus, causing menstruation.
Expectorant: a substance used to cause or induce expulsion of phlegm from the lungs.
Fungicidal: having the ability to control or destroy fungus.
Nervine: acts upon or affects the nerves; quiets nervous excitement.
Sedative: Calming, soothing, inducing sleep, tranquilizing
Stomachic: related to the stomach; beneficial to the stomach or digestion.
Other Benefits: Helps cure headache, sinusitis, cold, bronchitis, asthma, stress and insomnia, pain in muscles and joints and fatigue.

Safety Warning: Avoid during pregnancy, on children and elderly. Avoid if history of low blood pressure. Never ingest essential oils without a prescription. Use carrier oil when applying to skin.

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