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Sweet, leaf, or garden marjoram whose leaves, with and without a small portion of the flowering tops of Majorana hortensis (Origanum majorana) (family Labiatae), are used as seasoning and medicinally as a stimulant, carminative, and emmenagogue.


Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that is carminative and possibly diuretic.

marjoram (märˑ·j·rm),

n Latin name:
Origanum majorana L.; parts used: dried leaves, flowers; uses: diuretic, snakebite, motion sickness, dysmenorrhea, muscle pain, arthritis, headache, bruises, insomnia; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children. Also called
garden marjoram, knotted marjoram, or
sweet marjoram.
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Inhibitory effect of ursolic acid purified from Origanum majorana L on the acetylcholinesterase.
Origanum majorana has two chemotypes, Sweet marjoram and white oregano.
12] reported that, the most prominent compounds of the essential oil of Origanum majorana were terpinen-4-ol, [gamma]-terpinene.
Presumably, variation in chemo types, environmental factors and growth conditions affect in Origanum majorana essential oil composition [33].
In present study, we cultured Origanum majorana and investigated essential oil composition of this plant.
Seed of Origanum majorana was obtianed from Institute of Medicinal Plants, Isfahan, Iran and was grown in green house conditions.