Did you know 

The ancient Greeks associated marjoram with Aphrodite, the goddess of love, beauty and fertility making it a symbol of love and honor?  The flowers were used to crown young married couples.

Vivian A. Rich in her book Cursing the Basil and other Folklore of the Garden, tells us that the ancient Romans believed that if they wore a wreath on their head made of roses, parsley and marjoram it would prevent drunkenness.  I wonder how well that actually worked for them.

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Latin Binomial: (Origanum majorana)
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Essential Oil: A clear to pale yellow essential.
Extraction Method: Steam distillation
Part Used:  Dried flowering tops
Yield:  0.2 – 0.8%

Aroma:  Warm, spicy, nutty, herbaceous, penetrating.

Odour intensity:  Medium

Perfume Note:  Middle

Blends well with:  Lavender, rosemary, bergamot, chamomile, cypress, tea tree and eucalyptus.

Perfume Key Qualities:  Anaphrodisiac, stupefying in large doses, cephalic, sedative, nervine, restorative, warming, comforting.

Cautions:  Generally considered non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing. Marjoram can be sedating.


Marjoram has analgesic, anaphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, antiviral, carminative, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, hypotensive, laxative, nervine, sedative, sudorific, vasodilator, vulnerary and digestive stimulant properties.


Marjoram can give one the ability to embrace one’s unconscious fears.  It can reduce fear and comforts and supports one in moving forward.

  • Chakra: Solar Plexus.
  • TCM Meridian: Lung, Stomach, Heart, Kidney, Circulation, Triple Warmer, Small Intestine and Liver.
  • Ayurveda Doscha: Balances Kapha, decreases Vata, increases Pitta.
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  • Color: Blue, Orange.
  • Numerology: Marjoram 9, Origanum majorana 8
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