Sweet Marjoram (Origanum Majorana) is well known as a culinary herb cultivated in gardens all over the world.
Steam distillation of the herb Origanum Majorana, gives this strongly aromatic oil vaguelyreminiscent of Nutmeg and Cardamom.
Egypt is the prime source for this oil. It is important to differentiate between the various types of Marjoram, Thyme and Oregano as their names tend to get very confusing, even to experts.
Sweet Marjoram Essential Oil makes up only a small proportion of the Marjoram oils produced, most of which tend to be Spanish Marjoram. Spanish Marjoram (Oregano) is a completely different species, Thymus Masticina, and the so-called Wild Marjoram is the common garden herb, Origanum Vulgare, cultivated all over the world.
Used by the ancient Greeks in medicines, perfumes and other toiletries.
Specific Safety Advice. Do not use during pregnancy