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Marjoram (Oregano)

Marjoram (Oregano)

Formal Name: Origanum majorana
Supplement Forms: Herb, oil

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: No RDA info available.

Additional Information


In ancient times, marjoram was a symbol of love and happiness. The herb was grown on graves to promote the happiness of a departed spirit, and couples would wear it at their wedding to symbolize the honor and love of their marriage. Marjoram was originally used in Britain as a flavoring agent in beer.

Bodily Functions Marjoram (Oregano) Assists

Marjoram is a fragrant, delicious herb that helps the benefits the body when used internally and externally. The herb promotes healthy digestion and may aide in a regular sleep pattern. When applied externally, marjoram can relieve pain and aches.

Foods High in Marjoram (Oregano)

Marjoram is frequently used as a flavorful addition to soups and stews. It adds a delicious flavor to turkey and chicken stuffing, and can also be used to enhance the taste of cooked vegetables, roasts, and sausages. Interestingly, the flavor of marjoram intensifies as it dries. To receive the health benefits of marjoram directly, you can use it to brew herbal tea.

Ailment That Marjoram (Oregano) Eliminates:
  • Alleviates a headache
  • Soothes an upset stomach
  • Acts as an expectorant, loosening phlegm
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Relieves insomnia
  • Promotes healthy digestion
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Reduces cold symptoms
  • Treats bruises, strains, and aches when applied externally
Side Effects/Pre-Cautions:
  • Marjoram does not possess any potential side effects when consumed in normal quantities