Marjoram (Sweet) Essential Oil



Oil Summary: Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil main components are Sabinene, Alpha Terpinene, Gamma Terpinene, Cymene, Terpinolene, Linalool, Sabinene Hydrate, Linalyl Acetate, Terpineol and Gamma Terpineol. This is a plant of the Mediterranean region that has been well known and respected for its medicinal uses for many years. The health benefits of Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an analgesic, antispasmodic, anaphrodisiac, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, hypotensive, laxative, nervine, sedative, stomachic, vasodilator and vulnerary substance. Extracted by steam distillation of both fresh and dried leaves of the marjoram plant. Marjoram contains antioxidants, and this is very helpful to people suffering from high blood pressure and heart problems. It widens and relaxes the blood vessels, which eases the flow of blood and reduces blood pressure. By simply inhaling marjoram essential oil, studies have shown that you can lower the sympathetic nervous system activity and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system. This results to vasodilatation thus reducing blood pressure and cardiac strain.

Odor and Appearance : Colorless to pale yellow

Country of origin : Egypt

Botanical name : Origanum Marjorana

Contraindication: While Marjoram is considered to be safe and without any adverse side effects in adults, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, and young children should avoid using the essential oil unless in food amounts. It is also believed that it could cause cancer when used for too long in a medicinal fashion. In general, the essential oil might cause, allergic reaction and hypersensitivity which is why you should always perform a test on your skin so that you know your tolerance level. You can always mix it with other milder oils to minimize its sensitizing effect. It is wise to consult with your physician before you fully incorporate Marjoram into your health and treatment plan.

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