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Majoran (Origanum majorana)



flatulent, digestive, appetite stimulating, cough suppressant, relaxing

Areas of application:

slight stomach problems, flatulence, old or convalescent people and children who have no appetite, nerves, it clears the head after long studies or strenuous negotiations, hay fever, runny nose, stomach ache, hair loss, toothache, headaches, promotes menstruation if it does not occur, equalizes the hormone balance

Plant parts used:

whole herb

Collection time:

May until October

To find:

garden plant


Tannins, bitter substances, essential oil, fatty oil, camphor, borneol


☕ Tea: Pour 1/4 liter of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of dried or fresh Majoran and cover and let it steep for 1/4 hour. Drink 1 cup each in the morning and in the evening.

Marjoram has smooth, narrow, opposite leaves that are about 0.5 to 1.5 cm long. They are oval in shape with a small tip. The edge is smooth and the base is tapered. The leaf has numerous hairs that give it a smooth, velvety structure. The gray-green leaves are aromatic and delicious. The plant grows on several thin branches and reaches a length of 25 to 60 cm. The stems are square and purple. In late summer and early fall, the plant produces delicate white or pink flowers on the spikes at the end of the branches.

🛑 Do not use in high doses during pregnancy.

The little brother of Dost/Oregano is used as a spice in all Italian and many domestic recipes. It has a milder taste than thyme, for example, and goes well with roast goose, potato dishes, hearty stews and anywhere you want to make something easy to digest.

Marjoram essential oil has a calming effect on muscles and tension headaches.

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