Marjoram is a medicinal plant with proven pharmacological properties. It is in use for centuries to treat gastrointestinal, respiratory, cardiac, rheumatologic, skin diseases and neurological disorders. Marjoram is commonly known as sweet marjoram, marwa in hindi, origanum Majorana as botanical name. It is used as a spice in kitchen like peppermint or oregano to add flavour to food.
Marjoram is aromatic and hot in nature. It is light to digest, improves the taste and increases digestive fire. It increases pitta as it is hot in nature and balances the kapha & vata doshas in the body as per ayurveda body constitution.
Steam distillation is a centuries old best technique used to make edible marjoram hydrosol. Steam is passed through stems, leaves, flowers of marjoram and steam when rises up carries water soluble nutrients of the herb marjoram with it. On coming in contact with the condenser the steam turns into droplets of water. The collected droplets in a glass vessel are an edible nutrient rich marjoram hydrosol.
Marjoram hydrosol can be very helpful in treating and preventing illness like
For preventive care 10 ml each of hydrosol 3 times a day with warm water.
Curative 15 ml each of hydrosol 4 times a day with warm water.
The hydrosol is a pure steam distilled with no dilution at all therefore it is strong and hence 10-15ml quantity intake each time is effective in the above mentioned conditions.
For skin care use – Add marjoram hydrosol to a glass mist bottle and use it as a mist. Apply mist post cleansing and right before application of oil or cream.
For food recipe – Replace 1 table spoon dried marjoram leaves with a table spoon hydrosol or 1 drop of marjoram essential oil.
For Diffuser – Fill the diffuser bowl with marjoram hydrosol for a mild aroma. This helps ease cold and cough times and calms the body. You can add a 1-2 drops of essential oil to plain water in a diffuser for a little strong aroma.
Precaution – Always do the patch test when using it for the first time.
Yes, marjoram hydrosol can be added to skin care regime. It can balance skin tone, improve the complexion, treat acnes and delay wrinkles. Apply the hydrosol like a mist right before application of a face oil or cream. Always use it as mist post cleansing the facial skin.
Drink about 1 table spoon each three times a day in warm water an hour before the meal.
Marjoram is one of the best ayurvedic immunity booster herbs that can be consumed regularly. Start the intake of the marjoram hydrosol a month before approaching the season change to create immunity. This can prevent cold and cough, improve digestion, improve blood circulation and bring health and wellness to the body.
Marjoram essential oil blends well with basil, juniper and lavender essential oil.
No, oregano and marjoram are two different herbs with different respective benefits.
At SNAANA marjoram is cultivated in house in Himalayan foothills. It is a perennial herb. It can not withstand the cold temperature of less than 5 degree Celsius.
Yes marjoram does help ease and relieve cold and cough. Take it regularly as per recommended dose.
For severe stomach ache/cramping – take 2-3 table spoon hydrosol mixed in a ¼ cup luke warm water and drink. Repeat the dose after 4 hours if needed.
Marjoram leaves, stems and flowers are loaded with medicinal benefits and the herb is in use as traditional medicine for centuries to treat various disorders like cold and cough, poor blood circulation, indigestion, joint aches, and immunity booster. Marjoram is being read scientifically for its pharmacological benefits.
SNAANA wants to drag your attention to the fact that we are still living in a legal framework that was adopted in British times and has not been amended at the pace synthetics/chemicals have come into use in skin care. Import, manufacture, distribution and sale of skin care/ beauty products are regulated by Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 and this law till date has not given a definite and uniform definition for usage of words on labels like natural and organic which is big-time responsible for misleading the consumers.
That is why what is packed in a bottle or jar in the name of natural, organic, ayurvedic is often not what it claims. Synthetic provide comfort and convenience to manufacturers in terms of making product cost effective and extending the shelf life but they harm our bodies. This is because we have never thought that these chemicals can make cause problems like migraine, cancer, hormonal disorders etc and much more in our bodies.