Marjoram can be used in cooking or in aromatherapy, in its essential oil form. That being said, depending on how it's used, marjoram is known to provide the following health benefits:
Improved Digestive Function
Protection against Common Illnesses
Improved Heart Health
Using Marjoram Essential Oil Properly:
Before using marjoram essential oil (or any essential oil), you need to be aware of any potential allergic reactions. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions or are pregnant, it's important to visit your doctor first and let them know of your intention to use marjoram essential oil.
Once you've gotten permission from your doctor, do a skin patch test on your arm. Place a drop of the oil and check for any allergic reaction or irritation. Should something occur, stop using the oil immediately.
Other Benefits: This powerful essential oil helps to cure headache, sinusitis, colds, bronchitis, asthma stress, and insomnia, pain in muscles and joints, and fatigue.
A Few Words of Caution: It has no inherent risks, but as with many alternative medicines and aromatherapy techniques. Pregnant women should avoid it.