Countries of Origin: France, Spain and South Africa

Latin Name: Origanum majorana

Plant Part Used To Get Essential Oils: flowers and Leaves

Aroma: Sweet Marjoram has a very warm and herbal aroma, with a little of camphoraceous, woody, and spicy notes. 

Energetic Qualities: calms excessive thinking, reinforce self care, comforts and warms the body and mind, and calms the heart. 

Therapeutic Properties: 

  • Analgesic 
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Antibacteria
  • Antifungal
  • Antispasmodic
  • CNS sedative
  • Digestive aid
  • Immune support
  • Vasodilato
  • Warming

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