Feeling tense and unhappy? Have sore muscles from exercising? Maybe you are in the market for a sedative? Whatever you are looking for, chances are, a little bottle of marjoram essential oil has you covered.
This woodsy and spicy essential oil is referred to the happiness herb or the joy of the mountains, and for good reason: this miraculous little bottle not only helps treat several ailments, but it also helps give you a feeling of tremendous wellbeing.
Below, we will look at all of the health benefits of marjoram essential oil and all the ways you can use it. So kick back, relax, and let marjoram do all of the work.
The Benefits of Marjoram Essential Oil
The true essence of marjoram essential oil is captured via steam distillation of the leaves of the marjoram plant. Native to the Mediterranean, the marjoram plant has been long revered for its health benefits for years.
1) Pain Reliever
Marjoram essential oil addresses many types of pain, working hard to alleviate it in the most natural way possible without the harsh side effects of commercial medicine. Marjoram essential oil may help reduce pain associated with inflammation, over taxed muscles, headaches, toothaches, fevers, and colds.
2) Reduces Spasms
Marjoram oil is considered an antispasmodic, in that it helps control or calm spasms of any nature. Whether its spasms in the respiratory system or muscular spasms after vigorous exercise, marjoram essential oil helps get things under control. Marjoram essential oil is also great for pulled muscles and cramps.
It’s a good idea to keep a bottle of marjoram oil in your first aid kit or medicine cabinet as it serves as a wonderful antiseptic. This healing oil helps protect wounds from infection, particularly from sepsis. Marjoram oil is also a great way to prevent your wounds from developing tetanus.
Another reason to keep a bottle of marjoram essential oil in your medicine cabinet? Its antiviral properties! Marjoram oil may protect you from developing such ailments as the flu and the common cold.
Marjoram essential oil protects against fungal infections and helps inhibit the growth of fungi. This is especially beneficial to those suffering from fungal infections of the skin and also prevent dysentery.
Marjoram essential oil not only protects against viruses, but bacteria as well. Marjoram aggressively kills bacteria, protecting you from bacterial infections such as food poisoning, malaria, typhoid, and colic. Marjoram oil may also protect you from bacterial infections of the skin, colon, urinary tract, and digestive system.
7) Controls Gas
Speaking of the digestive system, marjoram essential oil may help you with problems involving gas. As we mentioned earlier, marjoram oil is an antispasmodic.
Well, as it turns out, these antispasmodic abilities also work in the digestive system, helping to calm down the muscles in the abdominal region and preventing the development of gas. When the spasms in the digestive system are calmed, other problems are alleviated as well, such as stomachaches, nausea, and vomiting.
8) Improves Cognition
Inhaling the woodsy scent of marjoram essential oil may improve your cognitive abilities. By infusing marjoram essential oil in your home, you may keep your mind sharp.
Keeping your mind sharp may help prevent such degenerative disorders as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. If headaches are your problem, this essential oil has got your covered.
9) Increases Circulation
This warming essential oil gets the blood flow going, increasing circulation. By improving circulation, marjoram essential oil helps relieve the pain of such ailments as rheumatoid arthritis.
10) Removes Toxins
Marjoram oil helps remove toxic build up from your body. Marjoram essential oil encourages sweating. The sweat removes toxins, excess water, and sodium salts languishing in your body. Removing these toxins from your body will help reduce fevers and aid in weight loss.
Another way marjoram essential oil removes toxins from your body is that it works as a diuretic, encouraging the production of urine. Increasing the production and quality of urine helps remove uric acid, sodium, bile salts, excess water, and other toxins from your body.
There are many health benefits associated with are clean kidneys, reduced blood pressure, and fat loss. It should be noted though that boosting urine production might cause dehydration, so be sure to drink plenty of water. Becoming dehydrated is hazardous to your health, so take care.
12) Regulates Menstruation
Women who suffer from irregular periods may find stability with marjoram essential oil. Marjoram essential oil also works as an antispasmodic, helping to relieve cramps associated with menstruation.
Marjoram essential oil may help treat other ailments associated with the monthly period such as moodiness and headaches.
13) Relieves Congestion
Marjoram essential oil may help reduce the production of excess mucous clogging up the respiratory system. Marjoram essential oil is beneficial when you are suffering from a cold.
Marjoram can help reduce chronic coughing while protecting against viral infections, and relieving congestion in the lungs, larynx, bronchi, pharynx, and bronchi.
14) Protects Cardiovascular System
Marjoram essential oil helps protect the functioning of the cardiovascular system in that it helps reduce blood pressure. By keeping blood pressure down, you can help reduce the risk of strokes, blood hemorrhaging, and heart attacks from occurring.
Some experts believe that marjoram essential oil also helps prevent atherosclerosis, brain hemorrhaging, and heart attacks from occurring by dilating the blood vessels. When the blood vessels are widened and relaxed, circulation is improved, keeping the cardiovascular system running smoothly. When the blood vessels are in good shape, you are less likely to suffer from hypertension.
If you are suffering from uncomfortable abdominal cramping and feeling a little backed up, marjoram essential oil can work as a laxative. This soothing essential oil helps reduce cramping and helps get things moving by relaxing the large intestine and the muscles in the digestive system, encouraging smooth movement of the bowels.
The woodsy aroma of this essential oil will help bring on feelings of calm and relaxation. If you are suffering from nervous tension or anxiety, this essential oil will help ease your mind while relaxing your body. Try infusing this oil in your bedroom after a stressful day.
How to Use Marjoram Oil
There are many different ways you can enjoy the benefits of marjoram essential oil.
Marjoram blends well with eucalyptus, bergamot, chamomile, cypress, cedar wood, and tea tree oil.
By adding a couple drops of essential oil into your favorite diffuser, you can safely inhale marjoram essential oil. Try diffusing marjoram essential oil on its own or blended with other essential oils.
Along with a carrier oil, add a dash of marjoram essential oil to your bath to relieve achy muscles and enjoy ultimate relaxation.
To enjoy a marjoram bath, add 4-8 drops of marjoram oil along with one teaspoon of carrier oil, such as coconut oil into your bath. Immerse yourself for 15 minutes, massaging your most achy parts.
Blend 10 drops of marjoram essential oil with a carrier oil such as coconut oil. Coconut oil is ideal because it is great for achy muscle, light, and does not oxidize. Massage this mixture directly onto the achy area.
Another great way to soothe muscle cramps or cramps associated with menstruation is to use a hot compress. Next time you are preparing a hot compress, try adding a couple drops of marjoram essential oil and feel your cramps melt away.