Marjoram is a plant characterized by its digestive properties and has been used since ancient times.
Its aromatic components are the ones that are responsible for providing its medicinal effects, it is a shrub similar to oregano that is also used as a condiment thanks to its intense flavor, making it ideal for seasoning soups, meats, and fish.
Since its use is very domestic it is usually planted in orchards and gardens and its flowers open during the summer.
Marjoram Tea Properties
One of the main properties of marjoram is its antispasmodic effect, which reduces the effects of acids produced in the stomach, helping difficult digestions, and relieving gas.
This is thanks to the eugenol it contains, an essential oil with anti-inflammatory properties.
It also contains a substance that works as a hepatoprotective, preventing liver diseases.
Other contributions of this plant are its appetite-increasing properties which are useful for treating poor appetite.
To benefit from these properties it will be necessary to prepare an infusion of 5 grams of dried marjoram leaves in a cup of water and drink up to 3 times a day, preferably after meals.
Cooking with this plant is an option to lighten your digestion. You can also combine marjoram with other digestive plants such as cardamom or anise.
Marjoram is a natural expectorant because of its mucolytic and antitussive properties, so it is used to treat nasal congestion and diseases such as tonsillitis, colds, and sore throat.
In its composition, there is a substance called terpinen-4-ol that works as an anti-asthmatic, in addition to other substances that make it an ideal treatment for lung congestion. Prepare the same infusion of marjoram, and drink it or use it to make vapors.
Another of the properties of marjoram is its antibacterial power, which is provided by its thymol content, a compound that is characterized by being a disinfectant and antifungal. It is ideal for combating food poisoning caused by Escherichia coli.
It also works as an antiseptic, so it will help treat urinary tract infections and has an effect on candidiasis. To take advantage of these properties you can use marjoram essential oil, mixed with lavender essential oil to give yourself sitz baths.
Other Properties of Marjoram
- Sedative effect: it is ideal for the treatment of sleep disorders because it produces a relaxing effect that will help you sleep better in case you suffer from anxiety or nerves.
- Disinfect wounds: because of its antibacterial properties, marjoram will help you to disinfect but will also make healing faster. Apply the essential oil on a cloth and then put it on the wound.
- Antirheumatic: to treat muscular pain caused by pathologies such as arthritis and headaches. Take baths with the essential oil, remember not to use it directly on the skin unless it is mixed with another oil such as olive oil or lavender oil.
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