Majorana hortensis

This variety is referred to as Sweet Marjoram. Sweet Marjoram is a bushy plant that is native to the Mediterranean area. It can grow to a height of approximately 2 ft. It has light green leaves and white or purple flowers. Historically it has been used to treat common colds and sore throats. It has been used medicinally by the Egyptians, Greeks and the Romans. The Romans and Greeks used marjoram as a crown for brides and grooms at their wedding. Singers in Europe use marjoram to make a tea that helps them maintain their voices.

Practical Uses

  • Improves circulation
  • Warming
  • Relaxes the nervous system
  • Promotes restful sleep
  • Relieves pain and tension associated with muscle spasms, cramps, and inflammation.


Do not use during pregnancy.

E-Scentially Yours uses marjoram essential oil that is steam distilled. It is sourced from Egypt. The essential oil is obtained from the herb and is non-certified organic.