Origanium Marjorana has a warm, penetrating and slightly
spicy aroma. It blends well with bergamot, cedarwood, orange and rosewood.
and slightly eucalyptus-type aroma. It is analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic,
digestive, emmenagogue, expectorant, sedative and laxative. Due to the higher
1,8-cineole content of Spanish marjoram, this oil is more effective used as an
expectorant for respiratory tract infections and spasms. Marjoram has a calming
effect on the nervous system, relieves anxiety and stress. It is effective for
insomnia, especially when there's high blood pressure. Prolonged use may
diminish sexual desire. Very effective in dealing with painful muscles, mostly
in the lower back area. Assists with swollen joints, good as an after-sports
rub. Seems to lower high blood pressure. Soothes digestion, may help with
stomach cramps, constipation and flatulence. May be effective against sea
sickness. Alleviates stuffed-up feeling during colds. May be useful in
relieving painful periods. Not to be used during pregnancy.
Flash point: 125 F.