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Related to wild marjoram: Origanum majorana, Origanum vulgare


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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html--says: "Marjoram comes in at least two types: the annual, sweet or knotted marjoram (Origanum majorana), which is a small-leaved, low-growing annual, and the larger wild marjoram or oregano (Origanum vulgare) that is perennial but has a stronger, coarser flavor.
I suspect the herb referred to in your recipe is Origanum vulgare, a wild plant of the oregano type, native in Greece, often referred to as wild marjoram.
If you mixed a potion of olive oil with wild marjoram and rosemary essential oils, you would have a very nourishing hair and scalp conditioner that might help you retain your hair and possibly even keep its dark color.
Encourage butterflies by planting catmint,mallow,pot marigold, buddleia,Sedum spectabile, wild marjoram and candytuft.
To add to the confusion, one of the three most commonly grown marjorams is wild marjoram, also known as common oregano.