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7 Amazing Health Benefits of Marjoram

Marjoram

Marjoram is widely known as oregano, a herb from the mint family. It is cultivated commonly in Mediterranean region. It can be used in many forms like fresh or dried leaves, powder or oil.

It consists of many phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals. Fresh marjoram has vitamin C, which aids as antioxidants, it is also a rich source of vitamin A. Its sweet form contains vitamin K which helps bone mass building and the dry form contains iron, manganese, potassium, calcium, zinc and copper.

It has many health benefits; it is used for the healthy digestive system, for better cardiovascular system and protection against many more disease. It is used to as flavouring agent in salads, soups, pizza and sauces. It is also used for skin and hair care.

Herein are the Health Benefits of Marjoram:

1. Marjoram as an Anti-inflammatory:

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It has anti-inflammatory properties, and it helps to combat muscle spasm, body aches and fever. It is also used to reduce the pain caused by a toothache and headache.

Method to use:

Take a ¼ teaspoon of dried form and two cups of water in a cooking pan. Boil till the water is one cup sieve and if you want can add one teaspoon of honey, mix properly and drink. It is very effective when you have a headache.

2. Marjoram for Healthy Cardiovascular System:

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Its consumption can reduce the risk of cholesterol and hardening of arteries and help in enhancing the blood circulation of the body. It also lowers the blood pressure and hypertension which decreases the risk of heart attack.

Method to use:

Combine half spoon of oregano oil with one tablespoon of any base oil of your liking mix properly and use as a massage oil to de-stress and reduce the blood pressure.

3. Marjoram for Strong Emotional State:

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It is useful in relieving insomnia, it calms your nerves, is helpful in reducing stress, and reduce emotional outburst.

Method to use:

Combine few drops of its oil with few drops of lavender oil and put in a diffuser.

Or

Take two tablespoons of its dried form and put in the cotton cover this cotton with light material fabric and use as side pillow while sleeping.

4. Marjoram for Healthy Skin:

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Whether a fresh one or a dried one, its oil works in all forms. It works efficiently in treating skin disorders and makes skin healthy and radiant.

Method to use:

Marjoram body lotion:

Take one cup of warm olive oil put a whole bunch of fresh leaves in it and completely immerse in olive oil. After 24 hours take out the group of marjorams and add two tablespoons of beeswax and warm ill beeswax melts. Let it cool and then put it in a glass jar.

5. Marjoram for Healthy Digestive System:

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One of the major benefits of this herb is it improves the digestive system. It enhances the digestion by stimulating digestive enzymes. It gives relief from nausea and helps in curing flatulence. Regular consumption of consumption of marjoram tea can help in constipation, diarrhoea and intestine infection.

Method to use:

Marjoram tea:

Make a paste of this herb. Take two cups of water in cooking pan, then add one teaspoon of this paste in and boil the water for 10 minutes and this tea.

6. Marjoram for Healthy Hair:

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It can cure any scalp infections and also makes hair lustrous and shiny. It can also eliminate head lice and also is useful to tame frizzy hair.

Method to use:

Soak the bunch of this herb in water overnight, next day rinse your hair with this water.

Or

Combine half a teaspoon of its oil with one tablespoon of coconut oil or sweet almond oil mix properly. Massage your scalp and hair with this oil and cover your hair with a shower cap. Wash off your hair with shampoo after one hour.

7. Marjoram for a cough and cold:

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It has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that can fight against the bacterial which gives a cough and reduces the phlegm. And can also be an excellent natural medicine for common cold.

Method to use:

Take few drops of marjoram oil in your palms and rub the hands and cup your face and inhale and take deep breaths for few minutes.

Or

Combine few drops of marjoram oil with few drops of eucalyptus oil and put in a diffuser and inhale the fragrance. It will immediately give relief and make you fill comfortable.

 

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