Marjoram is an amazing herb that claims mint as her relative. It is often confused with oregano, and that’s because they are like fraternal twins. Oregano is the boy twin because it is peppery, lemony, and zesty. Marjoram is like the girl twin because it is described as delicate and floral.
Historically, marjoram was used to prolong life. Now, we have barely heard of it. Unfortunately, it didn’t make the history book. And really its so sad because of its incredible healing properties.
- Boosts appetite
- Cures nausea
- Treats diarrhea
- Eases headaches
- Lowers risk of cancer
- Mends damaged nerves
- Induces sleep
- Promotes relaxation
- Battles asthma and other respiratory disorders
- Relieves aches and pains
While it is sometimes said that fresh is best, in this case, the dried form does not lose its flavor. In mild climates, fresh marjoram can be grown through the winter. Since that’s the case here, I will not be going to the extra effort of drying. Though it makes me think that drying herbs, which I have not tried yet, would make the kitchen smell amazing. Or maybe the dining room. Anyway, the house would smell good.
Marjoram should be avoided during pregnancy and lactation. Well, that was easy. So, no excuses for the rest of you.
My Final Musings
This is an herb that I have been, until recently, unfamiliar with. I mean, its not basil, which is probably the most common herb, or dill, which everyone who has heard of pickles has probably tasted. We have marjoram available, but it sure hides well. And its too bad, with all its health secrets. I feel like shouting some of this stuff from the rooftop. Why doesn’t anyone know? Everyone knows someone with cancer, its becoming so prevalent these days. So that means the rest of us are probably at risk if we are living and breathing. Why not lower that risk? Just some thoughts to ponder.
Comment and let me know what you have used marjoram for.
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