Latin Name: Origanum marjorana Country of Origin – South Africa Cultivation Method: Organic Aroma: Warm, pungent, sweet herbaceous Extraction Method: Steam Distilled Plant Part: Fresh herb Energetics: Circulating, cooling, harmonizes Shen (mind) (P. Holmes) Safety: Non-toxic, non-irritating, fresh mandarin slightly photosensitizing. No known hazard or contraindications. Note: Sweet Marjoram is considered an “anaphrodisiac” reputed to reduce desire for sexual contact, if used repeatedly. Actions supported by clinical studies: Antimicrobial, antifungal antiseptic (Battaglia).
Leading / Common Uses:Musculoskeletal: Excellent in topical massage for cramping, contractures, muscle stiffness, cold limbs, sprains and strains, restless legs. Mental / Emotional: Excellent choice for nervous system with stress, tension related conditions, anxiety and insomnia. Helps move through stuck emotions, blending with other emotionally strengthening oils like Helichrysum helps address emotional trauma and conflict. Respiratory system: Well known as a digestive aid.
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