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Marjoram Medicinal Benefits

Updated: Aug 10, 2021

Learning about beneficial herbs and their medicinal properties is probably one of my favorite things to do (I know, I’m wild). Most of the books that I have squirreled away on my shelves are herbal books, and I have all kinds at that. I have old turn-of-the-century herbal books, specific to New England (I don’t know why). I have textbooks that I saved from grad school. Most of what I have are books from Ollie’s (good stuff cheap) and I love them all. Sometimes I like to look in the garden and see what we have a lot of and then go back and thumb through a few of my books and see what those herbs or flowers are good for. Right now, our grow bags outside of the farm greenhouse have a plethora of marjoram. I remember always having marjoram in my spice cabinet when I was little, but I’ll be fully honest with you: I have ZERO memories of ever using it. So I decided to look around a bit and see what I saw.

According to “Growing and Using the Healing Herbs” by Gaea and Shandor Weiss (a book that was written in 1985 and was a gift from my grandma), “marjoram has traditionally symbolized youth, beauty, and happiness.” Who couldn’t use a little more of all of those things? Additionally, marjoram has been used as a calmative since the days of the Roman empire. It’s a wonderfully effective nervine and sedative that is still used in modern herbalism. Among man