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Marjoram Essential Oil Sweet | Alabama Essential Oils
Marjoram Essential Oil Sweet | Alabama Essential Oils
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Name       Marjoram Essential Oil, Sweet, Egypt

Category  Essential Oils

Species   Origanum majorana

Part          Flower/Leaf

Method    Steam Distillation

Class       monoterpenol

Country    Egypt

Code        OriMaj2

Marjoram Essential Oil, Sweet, Egypt

Majoram Essential Oil, Sweet, Egypt, (Origanum majorana), also known as the "herb of happiness".  Marjoram may be relaxing and calming to the muscles that constrict and sometimes contribute to headaches.

Key Constituents:

Terpinene-4-ol [25-35%]

Gamma-Terpinene [12-20%]

Linalol + Cis-4-Thujanol [3-8%]

Alpha-Terpinene [6-13%]

Sabinene [2-6%]

Action:  Marjoram is anti-infectious, antibacterial, dilates blood vessels, regulates blood pressure, soothes muscles, promotes intestinal peristalsis, tones the parasympathetic nervous system, and supports the respiratory system.

Traditional Uses:  Marjoram was known as the "herb of happiness" to the Romans and "joy of the mountains' to the Greeks.  It was believed to increase longevity.

Indications:  Aches, arthritis, astma, bronchitis, indigestion, constipation, cramps, insomnia, migraine headaches, neuralgia, rheumatism, and sprains.

Other Uses:  Marjoram may be relaxing and calming to the muscles that constrict and sometimes contribute to headaches.  It may help anxiety, nervous tension, bruises, burns, sores, cuts, circulatory disorders, respiratory infections, fungal and viral infections, menstrual problems, ringworm, shingles, shock, sores, spasms, sunburns, and fluid retention.

Application:  Diffuse or apply topically.  Massage to calm stressed muscles.  Add to food or rice milk as a dietary supplement or flavoring.

Fragrant Influence:  Marjoram assists in calming the nerves.

Safety Data:  If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult physician.

Companion Oils:  Bergamot, cedarwood, German chamomile, cypress, lavender, nutmeg, orange, rosemary CT cineol, rosewood, and ylang ylang. 

Majoram Essential Oil, Sweet, Egypt aroma is spicy and warm but is not particularly sweet by itself.  In blends Majoram can add a subtle sweetness.  Fragrance professionals like Arctander describe the scent as slightly woody and similar to nutmeg and cardamom.  He also compares Majoram to Tea Tree, pointing out similar notes.  Natural constituents include linalool, methyl chavicol, Cineol, eugenol and terpineol.  Steam distillation of the flowering plant yields less than half a percent.  The plant is native to Asia and Africa but is cultivated extensively throughout Europe and the US. 

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Essential Oils Safety & Disclaimer:
This information is for educational purpose only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose and disease or condition.  Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way.  This information is for educational purpose only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.  
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted.  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner.  Keep away from children.  If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier.  
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.  These products is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Please consult a health care professional if you are pregnant or have any serious medical conditions. 
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