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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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