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Marjoram, also known as Origanum majorana, is an aromatic herb that has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for centuries. Marjoram is a small, bushy herb that belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae. It has a woody stem that can grow up to 60 cm tall and produces small, oval-shaped leaves that are green or grayish-green in color. The plant produces small white or pink flowers that grow in clusters at the tips of the stems. The flowers have a delicate, sweet fragrance that bloom in the summer months.


Marjoram has been used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, including digestive issues, headaches, coughs, and colds. It has also been used as a natural remedy for stress and anxiety, and to promote relaxation and sleep.


Marjoram has long been used as a culinary herb  in many different cuisines. Its leaves and flowers are commonly used to flavor soups, stews, and main dishes. it is a key ingredient in many spice blends, such as za'atar and herbes de Provence. The punchy flavour and pungent smell is down to the terpenes and the favinoids. 


Marjoram oil is often used in aromatherapy to promote relaxation and relieve stress. It can be added to a diffuser or used in massage oils, bath salts, and other products.


Marjoram has natural insect-repellent properties and has been used to repel mosquitoes and other insects. It can be added to homemade insect-repellent sprays or used as a natural alternative to chemical insecticides.


Marjoram has been used in cosmetics and personal care products for its antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is commonly found in skin care products, such as soaps and lotions, and is also used in natural deodorants and hair care products.


Overall, marjoram has a rich history of ethnobotanical uses and continues to be valued for its culinary, medicinal, and aromatic properties. With any herbal remedy, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using it for medicinal purposes, especially if you are pregnant or taking other medications.


Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

  • Marjoram thrives in full sunlight and well-draining soil that is slightly alkaline. If your soil is heavy or has poor drainage, amend it with sand, perlite, or compost to improve drainage.

     Marjoram prefers evenly moist soil, so water it regularly, especially during hot, dry weather. However, make sure not to overwater it, as this can cause root rot.

    Marjoram does not require much fertilizer, but you can add a balanced fertilizer to the soil once or twice a year during the summer months to promote healthy growth.

    Prune regularly,regular pruning will encourage bushy growth. Pinch off the tips of the stems as needed, and remove any dead or yellowing leaves.

    Harvest often, you can harvest marjoram leaves as soon as the plant reaches about 6 inches tall. Use sharp scissors or pruning shears to cut the stems just above a pair of leaves. This will encourage the plant to produce more leaves.

  • Untreated seeds 

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