June 30, 2010

marjoram benefitsMarjoram (Satureja hortensis) is a perennial medicinal herb which is native to the Mediterranean region and grows in great amounts in Sicily. By the way, in Italy we believe that this plant can prevent sorrow.  It is a delicate bush with small fragrant white flowers and dark green, oval and soft leaves. Marjoram plays an important role in ancient Indian medicine, and its products, especially marjoram tea and poultices, are used for a variety of health conditions: primarily muscle spasms, blood circulation problems, insomnia and so on.

Marjoram benefits are derived from its rich content of nutrients and microelements including zinc, vitamins C, D and B3, rosemarinic, oleic and other acids, essential oils and so on. Marjoram is a popular culinary spice and has many culinary uses. It can be utilized for flavoring vegetable stews and soups (especially with carrots and squashes), Mediterranean salads and sauces, pork, beef, turkey and chicken dishes, egg and cheese dishes, and so on.  It is possible to use both fresh and dried leaves, and marjoram goes especially delicious with a high quality olive oil.

Benefits of marjoram include soothing and anti-inflammatory powers of this medicinal herb. Therefore, marjoram tea benefits include relieving the symptoms of asthma, dry coughs, as well as such problems of digestive tract, like spasms, flatulence, nausea, appetite loss, indigestion, colic and so on. Also, this herbal remedy can be used for promoting cardio-vascular health; improving blood circulation, strengthening vessels and arteries, lower cholesterol levels and so on. It can help relieving headaches and lower the risks of Alzheimer’s disease.

Benefits of MarjoramAnti-inflammatory properties are among the most important benefits of marjoram, that is why this medicinal herb can be used to relieve the pains and aches in muscles, joints, including arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis pains, toothache, sprains, etc. Also, it can ease the pains after childbirth and effectively cure various skin diseases and damages, like itchy skin, rushes, cuts, bruises, and so on.

Marjoram is a known remedy to stimulate toxin removal and prevent water retention, making these properties very important marjoram tea benefits. Regular consumption of this tea is linked with improvements in such conditions as epilepsy, hepatitis, pancreatitis, etc. Marjoram tea can be effectively used by anyone to ease nervous tension, menstrual pains and cramps, relieve depression and anxiety. To prepare a good therapeutic marjoram tea boil 1 teaspoon of dried marjoram leaves in 8 ounces of water on a very low fire for 10-15 minutes, cool down and enjoy marjoram benefits.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

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