Marjoram Oil relaxes tense muscles after exercise, and is supportive of the nervous and cardiovascular systems. It is a key oil in the Raindrop Technique! It is beneficial for occasional simple nervous tension.
So, when I think of marjoram essential oil, I definitely associate it with muscle relaxant and support. It is for this reason, that marjoram essential oil is used during Raindrop Technique where it is applied to the spine.
Did you know that throughout the ages, Marjoram has been called the “joy of the mountains” and the “happiness herb? Yes, emotionally, it is the plant of love and longevity (well, it is, high in antioxidants!).
This section is a fun and easy reference guide for Marjoram oil. It will tell you how to use it and what to use it for. It will also provide you with some fun suggestions, safety precautions for you and your pet!
As I receive new tips and testimonials for Marjoram oil they will be added to the page, so check back frequently!
What is the Genus Species? Origanum majorana
Why is this information important? It is always important to know the genus species of a plant when using and purchasing essential oils.
There are over 30 different species of Marjoram including pot marjoram and wild marjoram. Origanum majorana is sometimes referred to as "Sweet Marjoram".
Remember, even though species may share some similar properties they are not at all the same, and may not even have medicinal usage. Therefore, just knowing the common name of a plant is usually not enough information.
It has also been reported that Thymus mastichina is often sold under the name marjoram or wild marjoram. So again, do not be confused or mislead by these companies.
Where is the name derived from? Origanum comes from a Greek words "oros" and "ganos" meaning "joy of the mountains".
Why is this information so important? Its not, it's just a fun fact!
What Part of the Plant is Used? Leaves
What is the ORAC Value:? 130,900 µTE/100g
Why know about this number? ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Spinach = 1,400; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!
Most Interesting Historical Reference?
Did you know that the Romans called marjoram the "herb of happiness"?
What are the Plant Properties? Antispasmodic, and Tonic
What are the Documented Benefits of Marjoram and Uses? Relaxes tense muscles after exercise; supportive of the nervous and cardiovascular systems; occasional for occasional simple nervous tension.
What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? It is mentally strengthening and relaxing. Calms the nervous tension. Spicy scent and woody.
What is the Spiritual Influence? It is interesting that the Greeks and the Romans associated marjoram with not only love and happiness, but also with transition through physical death.
Death is also a metaphor for transformation which is the key here. Therefore, those who are experiencing the opposite feelings such as disconnected, insecure, unsupported can transform those feelings with the assistance of marjoram oil.
As we release negative feelings and we become more balanced, we are able to accept and love ourselves more fully and restore our power to ourselves.
What Chakra is Affected? The heart and solar plexus chakras.
What is the corresponding Chakra Color? Green.
How do I use it?
Use diluted - 50:50 dilution (one part essential oil: one part of vegetable oil). Then,
Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No
Have your animals smell it directly from the bottle or place a drop or two in your palm, then smell. Or place a drop in your palm and pet head to toe.
Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus products and oils in particular. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.
I only recommend using Young Living Oils on animals at this time.
What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Marjoram essential oil has no known contraindications. It is Generally Regarded as Safe (GRAS). It is approved by the FDA for use as a Food Additive (FA).
Dilution recommended for both topical and internal use. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc.
Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.
Pregnant women should use this oil with caution.
If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician.
Essential Oil Trivia?
Did you know that the Greeks associated marjoram with Aphrodite, the Goddess of love, beauty and fertility? A crown of marjoram flowers were made to crown and honor newly married couples!
Did you know that Marjoram is recorded in Ebers Papyrus, one of the oldest Egyptian medical texts on record ? Ebers Papyrus dates to about 1550 BC and contains over 700 remedies for almost everything including embalming.
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Tips and Testimonials from an Essential Oil User
Massage a drop or two into tense muscles after exercise or use in combination with massage.
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