Extracted from an extremely sensitive perennial herb is an essential oil known as Marjoram Oil. This oil is obtained from the herb known as “Marjoram” belonging to the “Origanum majorana” species in the plant kingdom. Furthermore, this oil is extracted from fresh and dried leaves of the herb using the process known as “steam distillation”. In addition, this essential oil is extremely popular in the Mediterranean region, and is used frequently for its medicinal properties.
A. Chemical constituents of Marjoram Oil:
This oil is obtained from the leaves of the herb known as “Marjoram” belonging to the “Origanum majorana” plant kingdom. In addition, this oil also comprises of organic compounds such as Sabinene, Alpha Terpinene, Gamma Terpinene, Cymene, Terpinolene, Linalool, Sabinene Hydrate, Linalyl Acetate, Terpineol and Gamma Terpineol.
B. The uses and benefits of Marjoram Oil:
There are a few health benefits that an individual can gain by using this oil. However, one should also consider the adverse reactions or side effects reported from its use:
This oil comprises of an “analgesic” property and thereby when used helps in providing relief from pain caused by conditions such as colds, headaches, sprains etc.
This oil also consists of an “antiviral” property and thereby serves by inhibiting viral infections by preventing the growth of the virus.
This oil when used also helps in resolving issues related to gas formation i.e. flatulence in the gastrointestinal system, and thereby serving as a carminative.
The oil also serves as a “diuretic” when used by enabling the removal of waste products such as kidney stone, excess fat etc by stimulating urination.
The oil when used also helps in expelling out phlegm and mucus formed within the respiratory system, and thereby serving as an expectorant.
C. The adverse effects of the Marjoram oil:
There is one major adverse affect that may occur on using this oil. It is as follows:
- This oil usage can severely affect pregnancy, and hence pregnant women must avoid using it.