Marjoram (Origanum majorana) is a cold-sensitiveperennialherbor undershrub with sweetpineandcitrusflavours. In some Middle Eastern countries, marjoram is synonymous withoregano, and there the names sweet marjoram and knotted marjoram are used to distinguish it from other plants of the genusOriganum. It is also called pot marjoram, although this name is also used for other cultivated species of Origanum.
Marjoram is used for treating diabetes, sleep problems, muscle spasms, headaches, sprains, bruises and back pain. It is also used as a “nerve tonic” and a “heart tonic,” and to promote better blood circulation. Marjoram oil is used for coughs, gall bladder complaints, stomach cramps and digestive disorders, depression, dizziness, migraines, nervous headaches, nerve pain, paralysis, coughs, runny nose; and as a “water pill.”