Marjoram essential oil, or sweet marjoram essential oil, is obtained from the Origanum majorana plant of the Lamiaceae family. It is a therapeutic quality essential oil from Egypt that has a beautiful herbal aroma and blends well with other essential oils, including neroli, grapefruit, rose, lavender, and several others.
The whole plant is often used to extract the essential oil by means of steam distillation. It takes about 1 KG of marjoram plant to produce between 20 to 30ml of essential oil. The essential oil produces a sweet, herbal, spicy aroma with an underlying delicate floral note that is beneficial for balancing the body and the mind.
Marjoram belongs to the mint family and is used in many Mediterranean dishes and has long been used as a medicine as well. It has been long grown in the Mediterranean, Western Asia, and North Africa for thousands of years. Marjoram essential oil offers many benefits as mentioned below.
Health benefits offered by marjoram essential oil
Marjoram essential oil is used to treat several ailments. It was used by Egyptians for its medicinal properties.
The benefit of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties: The antioxidant properties found in several compounds of marjoram essential oil help to prevent the cell damage caused by free radicals. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes, autoimmune disease and such that are caused by chronic inflammation.
Possible antimicrobial properties: The antimicrobial properties demonstrated by the essential oil may help to treat fungal skin infections.
Potential to alleviate digestive issues: Historically, stomach issues such as stomach ulcers were prevented through the use of marjoram. A study on rats suggested that marjoram essential oil has the potential to protect against stomach ulcers. The essential oil is also known to fight against Clostridium perfringens, a common food-borne pathogen.
Potential to regulate menstrual cycle and hormones: The essential tea is believed to help treat polycystic ovaries, a hormone disorder that causes irregular periods and acne. Marjoram essential oil is also known to reduce menstrual cramps. Massaging a cream containing clary sage, lavender, and marjoram essential oil to the abdomen reduces menstrual cramps in some women.
An effective relaxant: Marjoram essential oil is also an effective relaxant. It is best used by those suffering from insomnia, or trouble sleeping.
Skin rejuvenation: The oil is believed to have a natural attraction to the skin’s fluids, making it the ultimate replenishing ingredient. Marjoram essential oil deeply penetrates the dermis of the skin, encourages the production of lipids that lubricate, nourish, and repair the skin. It also helps to soothe dryness and lock in moisture.
Other potential benefits:
Potential treatment of diabetes
Helps to reduce muscle spasm
Helps to relieve the symptoms of menopause
Helps to treat headaches, sprains, and back pain
Used to treat dry and irritating cough, swollen nose and throat, and runny nose
Helps to treat nervous headache and nerve pain
Beneficial for those suffering from depression
Helps improve lung function of people with asthma
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The statements contained herein have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Neither Sixth Scents nor its products are intended for the purpose of diagnosing, treating, curing, or preventing any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products. Sixth Scents essential oils are intended for topical use only. For internal use always work with a certified aromatherapist or physician.