• Majoram


The finest quality dried Marjoram Leaves

Description
Marjoram is a somewhat cold-sensitive perennial herb or undershrub with sweet pine and citrus flavours. It is also called Sweet Marjoram or Knotted Marjoram.

Marjoram is indigenous to the Mediterranean area and was known to the Greeks and Romans as a symbol of happiness.

 Marjoram is cultivated for its aromatic leaves either green or dry for culinary purposes; the tops are cut as the plants begin to flower and are dried slowly in the shade. It is often used in herb combinations such as Herbes de Provence and Za'atar.

Culinary Use
Sweet marjoram is widely used as a flavouring for salad dressings, vegetables, legumes and oils. It has a more delicate flavour than the closely related oregano and only added towards the end of cooking. The aromatic seeds are used as a flavouring in sweets drinks etc.

A herb tea is made from the fresh or dried leaves. The flavour resembles a blend of thyme rosemary and sage.

Medicinal Use
Sweet marjoram is mainly used as a culinary herb but is also medicinally valuable due to its stimulant and antispasmodic properties.

It is a good general tonic treating various disorders of the digestive and respiratory systems.

It has a stronger affect on the nervous system than the related oregano and is also thought to lower the sex drive.

It is taken internally in the treatment of bronchial complaints, tension headaches, insomnia, anxiety, minor digestive upsets and painful menstruation.

Externally it is used to treat muscular pain, bronchial complaints, arthritis sprains and stiff joints.

The plant is harvested as flowering begins and can be used fresh or dried.

Because it can promote menstruation it should not be used medicinally by pregnant women though small quantities used for culinary purposes are safe.


Sweet marjoram is widely used as a flavouring for salad dressings, vegetables, legumes and oils.

 

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