Marjoram oil is among the essential oils which have many health benefits. These benefits are mainly attributed to its potent analgesic, antiseptic, antiviral, carminative, cordial, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, laxative, sedative, vasodilator, stomachic, digestive, antiviral, bacterial, nervine and vulnerary substance. Marjoram oil is extracted from both the fresh and the dried leaves of marjoram plant through the process of steam distillation. Marjoram plant originated from the Mediterranean region and had been used for medicinal purposes for so many years.
Major components of marjoram essential oil
These components include the following alpha-terpinene, cymene, gamma terpinene, sabinene, linalool, linalyl acetate, gamma terpineol, and terpineol. Marjoram oil is very versatile, and it has numerous health benefits which include the following:
This oil is helpful in treating various types of spasms as well as other related problems. It has been proven to be very effective in relieving spasm especially in the intestines and respiratory system, and in the limbs. It is also used in treating pulled muscles, convulsions, cramps, and spasmodic cholera which arises from the uncontrollable spasms.
People have been using marjoram oil in reducing pain associated with overexertion of muscles, inflammation, headaches, and toothaches. It does not have any side effects like the one found in the conventional analgesic pain relievers which are available in the market.
Anaphrodisiac is the opposite of an aphrodisiac. This oil is very effective in controlling and suppressing sexual desires. This oil is, therefore, beneficial to those individuals who suffer from extreme or abnormal sexual urges.
Marjoram oil has antiviral properties which are helpful in treating or curing infections which arise from viruses and other associated ailments. It is widely used by many people in treating the following ailments; mumps, pox, measles, common cold, and influenza.
It has potent antiseptic properties which make it very useful when applied to both internal and external wounds. It is used as one of the ingredients in most of the creams and body lotions. It is used in protecting the wounds against developing tetanus and from becoming septic.
Marjoram oil produces a warming effect on the major body’s systems. Besides, it improves the flow of blood to the various body organs thereby warming the body cells. This is a property which helps in getting rid of excess phlegm and coughs. It is also helpful in relieving pain caused by rheumatism and arthritis.
This oil is very good for improving the functionality of the brain. It helps in keeping the brain cells active and healthy. This helps in relieving the debilitating conditions such as dementia, headaches and Alzheimer’s disease