Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil is steam distilled from the flowers and leaves of marjoram plants originating from Hungary. Marjoram has long been used as a medicinal plant and the ancient Greeks recognized it for its ability to help with seizures, swelling and more. It's also believed to promote the feeling of love and was used in weddings as a bridal crown. The warming effects of Sweet Marjoram Essential oil promote blood flow, making this essential oil a useful addition to muscle salves, chest rub balms, and hot compresses for aches and pains.
Specific Benefits of Marjoram Essential Oil
Expectorant... Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil is known to help clear congestion in the sinuses and the lungs. Including this essential oil as an ingredient in a chest rub helps alleviate coughing and discomfort from cold and flu symptoms, while the warming effect of this oil helps the body sweat out toxins.
Antiseptic... Known to help cure and prevent infections, Sweet Marjoram Oil can be used externally on wounds or taken internally to help heal ulcers.
Digestive aid... Taken internally, Sweet Marjoram OIl can aid digestive issues associated with irritable bowel syndrome and similar conditions. This essential oil increases the secretion of digestive juices, as well as increases intestinal movement to relieve gas and promote better bowel health.
Loving relaxation... Putting a few drops on a hot compress or in a bath can also help relieve menstrual or muscle cramps. It can also induce loving emotions as it relaxes the mind.