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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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Essential oil was obtained from dried aerial parts of Origanum majorana by steam distillation using Clevenger type apparatus for 3 hours.
Fresh and dry weights in Origanum majorana are presented in Table 1.
Antioxidant activity in Origanum majorana and Thymus vulgaris were ([IC.
In fact, Origanum majorana showed the highest phenolic content as well as the highest antioxidant activity.
This study shows that the Origanum majorana, is the main source for trans sabinene hydrate, Terpinene-4-ol and other valuable components such as [delta]-terpinene, p-cymene, sabinene, [alpha]-terpineol, [alpha]-phellandrene, and [beta]-caryophyllene.
Composition of the essential oil of Origanum majorana L.
Essential oil composition of Origanum majorana leaves.
Comparison of the essential oils of Origanum majorana L.