MARJORAM SWEET O.MARJARANASYN M. HORTENSIS COOKING AND MEDICINAL HERB $1.30

HERBALIST’S GARDEN – SWEET MARJORAM – O.MARJARANASYN M. HORTENSIS ? EVERY COOK NEEDS THIS IN THEIR GARDEN AND EVERY HERBALIST DOES TOO! A MILLION MEDICINAL USES INCLUDING DIGESTION, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, HEART HEALTH AND REGULARITY.
Sweet marjoram is mainly a culinary herb that no cook should be without. Marjoram is a perennial that many people overlook, assuming it is much the same as oregano. Marjoram, however, is sweet, spicy and deserves its own place in your herb garden. Sweet Marjoram grows about 12? tall with wiry, red-brown stems and downy grey-green aromatic leaves.
As a culinary additive, it is commonly used to flavour soups, sauces, salads, and meat dishes. Cosmetically, marjoram is used in skin cream, body lotion, shaving gel, and bath soaps. Whether used as an essential oil, powder, fresh leaves, or dried leaves, marjoram has many uses with numerous health benefits. Marjoram synonyms are: majorana hortensis, moench and majorana.
Its sweet and spicy taste and aromas of pine and citrus are very versatile. It produces tiny white flowers on clustered spikes in summer. Use leaves throughout the growing season, but the main harvest should be just before it flowers when the colour and flavour are at their best.
It grows quickly and should be pinched back often to remain bushy. The flowers can be harvested as well for salads. Plants should be harvested on a regular basis. It may be used as a substitute for oregano.
Height
12-24 Inches
Spread
12-18 Inches
When used regularly, marjoram is a great addition to a healthy diet. Two tablespoons of marjoram is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and other nutrients. Every two tablespoons of marjoram contains:
Vitamin A: 6% Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA)
Calcium: 8% RDA
Vitamin C: 3.5% RDA
Iron: 18% RDA
Digestive benefits
To enhance the digestive system’s performance, 2-4 cups of marjoram tea may be ingested in 2 hours. Drinking the tea will help digestion by:
Increasing the efficiency of digestion by increasing digestive enzymes and saliva
Calming the stomach and digestive system.
Improving appetite
Relieving nausea
Eliminating flatulence
Curing or preventing basic intestinal infections
Soothing painful stomach cramps or spasms
Relieving diarrhea
Relieving constipation
Marjoram is a great antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral agent. As a result, it fights against a variety of common illnesses:
Food poisoning
Staph infection
Tetanous infection in wounds
Typhoid
Malaria
Influenza
Common cold
Mumps
Measles
Improved cardiovascular health
Another benefit of marjoram is the enhancement of the cardiovascular and circulatory system. It helps by eliminating common risks associated with cardiovascular disease. Some ways it helps include:
Lowering the blood pressure, greatly reducing the risk of hypertension and resultant heart problems.
Greatly preventing the build-up of cholesterol, reducing risk of hardened arteries
Aiding in improved blood circulation by dilating the arteries as necessary.
Studies show that lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels are linked to a reduced rate of heart disease and heart attack.
Anti-inflammatory effects
Marjoram is also an anti-inflammatory herb. Taken internally, it is great at relieving a variety of problems caused by inflammation, including:
Asthma
Muscle spasms
Sinus headaches
Migraines
Fever
Body aches
Topical Application
Applied topically, it also has been known to relieve:
Painful joints
Sore muscles
Sprains
Back ache
Toothaches.
Emotional and Neurological Benefits
With sedative and antidepressant qualities marjoram has a variety of psychological and neurological benefits. It aids in:
Relieving insomnia
Reducing stress
Calming anxiety
Minimizing emotional reactions
Increasing control of sexual desire
When taken in larger doses, it even exhibits mild antidepressant qualities.
Other health benefits
There are a variety of other health benefits as well, such as:
Reduction of phlegm
Warding off fungal infections
Regulating the menstrual cycle in women
Relieving premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Lessening bruising.
Some Suggestions for Use
Marjoram Tea: Grind marjoram leaves into a paste and add hot water or tea. Use one teaspoon of ground marjoram per 7 ounces of water. Boil the mixture for 15 minutes. Drink two to four cups of this tea over the span of two hours for digestive benefits.
Stronger marjoram tea: Add two teaspoons of marjoram to a cup of 7 ounces of cold water. Let it soak for 24 hours and add honey to it. An even stronger tea may be made by adding 6 teaspoons marjoram to 7 ounces of water. It has a calming, antidepressant effect.
Marjoram essential oil: The oil may be rubbed into the skin to relieve cramps, sprains, toothache, or other ailments.
Always consult a medical practitioner before embarking on any program. The information on this page is not diagnostic, therefore always consult a herbal practitioner or your GP in order to obtain a diagnosis. Never stop taking prescribed treatment without consulting your GP or a qualified herbal practitioner. Do not take without qualified medical advice.

Grow Notes
Prefers full or part sun in moist, well-draining soil.

Sow
Sow direct or raise seedlings in Spring or Summer, planting seeds at 5mm depth and 50cm spacing.

Keep soil moist, not wet.

Germination
7-14 days at 18-21°C

Maturity
80-95 days.

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