From the Gut to your Mind improve your health with Marjoram Tea
Marjoram - Origanum majorana L.
Used part: Leaf
One of the active medicinal plants is marjoram. Having the scientific name Origanum majorana L, this plant is native to Europe but currently can be found in almost any part of the world. It has trailing characteristics, oval and small leaves, being able to reach up to 50 cm in height and having an extremely pleasant aroma, coming to be confused with an expensive French perfume. As part of the family of Libiadas, this plant can also be popularly known as true-marjoram, majerona-ingles, hymen-flower, majerona-hortensis or amáraco. It is often mistaken for oregano because of its structural similarity.
The meaning of "origanum", present in its scientific name, means happiness in the mountains. Thus, in antiquity, the haystack was once considered a symbol of happiness for the Greeks, who planted it on the doors of their homes to bring this kind of sensation to their families. Still speaking of the Greek people, they used this herb to weave crowns for newlyweds, making happiness also part of their married life.
In its chemical composition, there are several essential oils such as beta-pinene, p-cymene, terpinene, linalool, terpineol, tannins and mucilage. Due to the presence of all these active principles, its properties have anti-spasmodic, expectorant, stimulating, digestive, invigorating, aphrodisiac, aromatic, antioxidant, antiseptic and analgesic action.
Among the medicinal properties of marjoram are its anti-spasmodic action, expectorant, mucolytic, healing, antiviral, analgesic, antiseptic, bactericidal, diuretic, digestive and others. Due to its properties, this plant is indicated as a powerful ally against diarrhea, bad digestion, asthma, flatulence, flu, colds, lack of appetite, coughs, bronchitis, genital herpes, menstrual or intestinal colic, rheumatism, fatigue, low libido, apathy and bruising.
Because it contains a relaxing effect, it is also indicated to combat anxiety, insomnia, hyperactivity, frequent headaches and depression. Tea made with marjoram leaves assists in fighting problems like indigestion, fluid retention and is mildly laxative.
Good Herbal Remedy:
- Low libido
- Menstrual and intestinal colic
- Genital herpes
- Lack of appetite
- Dad digestion
- Put 2 tablespoons of herb to a liter of water
- Turn off when the water reaches boil
- Cover and leave the solution muffled for about 10 minutes
- Strain and drink
How to Drink:
Take 2 to 3 cups a day.
Always before consuming any medication, even natural, it is important that you seek medical advice, thus avoiding drug interactions, among other problems. The consumption of marjoram tea is contraindicated for pregnant and lactating women.
When consumed in excess, the plant carries a side effect: headaches.