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Marjoram (Oreganum marjorana)

A herb grown and used often here in Greece and also used commonly in France as one of their ‘Herbs de Provence’.

In Greek this herb means ‘Joy of the mountain’ and was used in history for wedding wreaths since the Greek Goddess of Love, Aphrodite apparently wore wreaths of Marjoram!

Love it and love the smell of it, so must be connecting with my inner Goddess too, haha.

Goes well in fresh salads and cooking. The essential oils are used in aromatherapy for its wonderful smell and added medicinal benefits.

It is anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and great for the digestive system, increasing digestive enzymes and easing stomach cramps.

Since marjoram is also anti-bacterial and anti-viral, it’s a beneficial herb to have when suffering from colds, flus and food poisoning.

It looks a lot like Oregano (Oreganum vulgare) but the marjoram square stems are more woody.

The leaves are slightly sweeter and woody than oregano, which is more pungent.

They are both members of the mint family.

It seems to grow well in Australia too as I have it in my garden at home.