Do not use in: pregnant or breast-feeding women, children under the age of three years, persons allergic to one of the components (limonene), subjects with asthma without the advice of an allergologist before the first use, over a long period in persons with functional kidney failure (monoterpenes).
Place 2 to 3 drops of essential oil of marjoram in the wrist, on the solar plexus and along the spinal column, four times daily. Grief
Place 1 drop of essential oil of marjoram on the internal side of each wrist and breathe in deeply.
Swallow 2 drops of essential oil of marjoram on a neutral tablet, in a teaspoon of olive oil or a sugar lump as soon as the pain appears, if it is occasional, or before each meal over 24 hours, if chronic.
1 drop of essential oil of Eucalyptus radiata, 1 drop of essential oil of marjoram. Take 2 drops on a neutral tablet three times daily for five days.
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Not to be confused with Spanish marjoram (Thymus mastichina) with very different properties.
It is precious for quitting smoking, it spares us from irritability and bulimia. It is brilliant in case of difficult digestion, soothes rheumatism pains and calms obsessive sexual ardour. Finally, a drop placed on the internal side of the wrists helps overcoming upsets or grief.
Marjoram was born from an accident. At the time when the world smelled good, Amarakos was in charge of caring for perfumes at the court of Cinyras. One day he had the misfortune of breaking a container with an exquisite content, and "he shrivelled in shame". The gods took pity on him and transformed him in marjoram or oregano (amarakos). In Egypt, marjoram was part of the salves and fumigations. The Greeks applied it in plasters on painful limbs and offered it to the gods. Dioscorides identified the main virtue of the plant: "It fights acid fermentations of the stomach." According to the "Edict of Maximum" (301 A.D.), was sold in Rome at a hundred dinerii the pound, i.e. more than rose oil. In the Middle Ages, marjoram called "flea-cover", was good luck and cured almost anything. The famous German physician Fabricius von Hilden (1560-1634) used to cure the famous general Wallenstein from a "head cold" who recompensed him with "two hundred gold écus".
The properties, benefits and method of use are given for information; they cannot in any case constitute or replace medical information that only health professionals can provide. For any use of essential oils for therapeutic purposes, please consult your GP or pharmacist.