The health benefits of marjoram essential oil actually has been shown to calm the nervous system and, in turn, positively impact your cardiovascular system by improving blood flow and lowering blood pressure. It has many analgesic properties, which make it effective for treating inflammation, muscle, joint pain, cold, and fever.
Botanical Family, Origin & Extraction: Labiatae (mint); France; Steam distilled from leaves
Properties: Anti-bacterial, anti-infectious, antiseptic, anti-sexual, antispasmodic, arterial vasodilator, digestive stimulant, diuretic, expectorant, sedative and tonic
Body Systems Affected: Cardiovascular system, muscles, and bones
Aromatic Influence: Marjoram oil promotes peace and sleep
Other Possible Uses: It may be relaxing and calming to the muscles that constrict and sometimes contribute to headaches. It may help anxiety, boils, bruises, burns, carbuncles, celibacy (vow not to marry), colds, cold sores, cuts, fungus and viral infections, hysteria, menstrual problems, calm respiratory system, ringworm, shingles, shock, sores, relieve spasms, sunburns, tension, and water retention
Historical Uses: Marjoram was used for poisoning, fluid retention, muscle spasms, rheumatism, sprains, stiff joints, bruises, obstructions of the liver and spleen, and respiratory congestions. And according to Roberta Wilson, "Those curious about their futures anointed themselves with marjoram at bedtime so that they might dream of their future mates"
Folklore: Known as the "herb of happiness" to the Romans and "joy of the mountains" to the Greeks, marjoram was used to decorate at both weddings and funerals. Not only would it warm both the body and the emotions, but many believed it would increase longevity. It was also grown on grave sites to comfort the departed soul
French Medicinal Uses: Aches, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, colic, constipation, cramps, insomnia, intestinal peristalsis, migraine headache, muscles, neuralgia, pains, parasympathetic nervous system (tones), blood pressure (regulates), rheumatism, sprains
Blends With: Bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, cypress, lavender, orange, nutmeg, rosemary, rosewood, ylang ylang
Directions for Use: Generally regarded as safe (GRAS) for internal consumption fy the FDA (21CFR182.20)*
- Dilute 1 drop oil into 1 teaspoon honey or in 4 oz of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk)
- Diffuse 6-8 drops in a diffuser of your choice
- Apply diluted to flex points and/or directly on area of concern
- Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years and older
- Do not apply to eyes, sensitive areas or mucous membranes
- Do not apply undiluted to skin (refer to an aromatherapy text)
- The information on this website is not intended to diagnose or prescribe
- Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should consulting a trained healthcare practitioner prior to use
- You should not use this information for treating a health problem or disease or to make a self-diagnosis
- Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you suspect that you have a medical problem
- Stop using this product immediately if you suspect an allergic reaction
GC/MS Report: The analysis of our Lime batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Rutaceae (citrus) . No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in the GC/MS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced on the date of analysis.
*Mockingbird Apothecary does not recommend ingestion of essential oils