The health benefits of Marjoram essential oil can be attributed to its properties as a vulnerary, vasodilator, stomachic, sedative, nervine, laxative, hypotensive, fungicidal, expectorant, emenagogue, diuretic, digestive, diaphoretic, cordial, cephalic, carminative, bactericidal, antiviral, antiseptic, anaphrodisiac, antispasmodic and analgesic substance. The Marjoram essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of both fresh and dried leaves of the marjoram plant. Marjoram plant is also known as Knotted Marjoram. The scientific name is Origanum Marjorana. The main components of marjoram oil are Gamma Terpineol, Terpineol, Linalyl Acetate, Sabinene Hydrate, Linalool, Terpinolene, Cymene, Gamma Terpinene, Alpha Terpinene and Sabinene. This essential oil has no inherited risk but as with many aromatherapy techniques and alternative medicines, pregnant women should avoid it.
Health benefits of the Marjoram essential oil
Vasodilator: This is one of the best properties of the marjoram essential oil for people who are at high risk for heart attacks, athersoclerosis or brain hemorrhaging due to hypertension. This relaxes and widens the blood vessels. Also it eases the flow of blood and it reduces the blood pressure. This means that it is lessening the strain on the entire cardiovascular system.
Stomachic: The marjoram essential oil can keep your stomach in proper order. It cures stomach disorders and ulcers. It ensures proper flow acids, gastric juices and bile into the stomach. There are some cases in which the inner lining of your stomach becomes corroded due to prolonged acidity and this can result in the formation of ulcers. This is happening due to a lack of bile which is neutralizing the acids. This essential oil can help you to avoid these situations because it maintains proper secretions in your stomach.
Marjoram essential oil health benefits
Nervine: Marjoram essential oil can strengthen the entire nervous system, tones it and it keeps you active. In the same way it is protecting you from many nervous disorders.
Sedative: This essential oil induces a calming, relaxing and sedative effect on your body and mind and in the same time it is giving you a relief from the anxiety and nervous stress. Also when you are feeling sad or angry, the marjoram essential oil generates a happy feeling. This property of the marjoram essential oil can be helpful to pacify people who suffer from some sort of major setback, trauma or shock in life.
Vulnerary: Marjoram essential oil acts as vulnerary by promoting the quick healing of wounds, both internal and external and they are protecting them from infections.
Laxative: Marjoram essential oil helps to clear out the bowels by stimulating the large intestines and also it is relaxing the excretory system.
Hypotensive: Marjoram essential oil helps you to lower the blood pressure and it reduces the risk of brain hemorrhaging, strokes and heart attacks.
Fungicidal: Marjoram essential oil is inhibiting the growth of fungus and also it helps you to cure fungal infections. This property will help you to cure many skin diseases in which most of them are caused by fungal infections. Also it will help you to cure dysentery which is often caused by dangerous fungal growth.
Expectorant: This essential oil can give you a relief from the deposition of mucus and phlegm in the sinuses and throat as well as lungs, bronchi, pharynx, larynx and the congestion of the nasal tract due to viral infections and colds. Also this essential oil is very effective on chronic coughing.
Diuretic: Marjoram essential oil increases the quantity of urine and the frequency of urination. Also it helps to remove excess bile salts, uric acid, sodium, excess water and other toxic elements from your body. When you have increased urination, then this also is lowering your blood pressure, reduces fat and cleans kidneys. If you are not suffering from swelling or accumulation of water in your body, then you should drink more water if you are taking the Marjoram essential oil because the frequent urination can lead to dehydration which is also dangerous for our health.