Chakra Colour: Indigo
Medicinal Uses: Marjoram tea is helpful for cramps and also acts expectorant. Marjoram strengthens the nerves and relaxes the smooth muscles of the digestive system. Thus, it soothes indigestion, intestinal cramps and eases the passing of wind. It also relaxes the smooth muscles of the womb providing relief for PMT related discomforts. It is a good inner cleanser for stomach and lungs. It stimulates the circulation, which results in an overall warming effect. It relaxing quality helps in cases of insomnia, especially when due to stress and worries or to emotional upset. Marjoram helps at times of grieving and loss.
Magical Uses: The ancients planted Marjoram on graves to obtain an indication of how the soul fared in the world beyond. It was also used in marriage ceremonies and to the Earth Goddess Gaia herself. The modern practitioner may use Marjoram to connect with the spirits of the ancestors or to communicate with a departed loved one. It is also a suitable herb for hand fasting rites. Marjoram was considered a ‘lucky plant’ – protective, spreading joy and bringing good fortune.
Other Names: Joy of the Mountain, Knotted Marjoram, marjoraine, Mountain Mint, Pot Marjoram, Wintersweet
Contraindications: Do not use if you are taking Lithium.
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