History: Marjoram is a small purple flowered plant that grows natively along the mountains side in the Mediterranean. Anciently, the flower was seen as a symbol of happiness and was used in ceremonies such as weddings. In the Middle Ages Marjoram was used to stop tooth pain and in the 16th and 17th centuries was use to relive bites, itching, and indigestion.
Marjoram is a plant. You probably recognize it as a common cooking spice. But it also has an interesting place in early Greek mythology. As the story goes, the goddess of love, Aphrodite, grew marjoram, and, as a result, marjoram has been used ever since in various love potions.
People make medicine from marjoram's flowers, leaves, and oil.
Tea made from the leaves or flowers is used for runny nose and colds in infants and toddlers, dry and irritating coughs, swollen nose and throat, and ear pain.
Marjoram tea is also used for various digestion problems including poor appetite, liver disease, gallstones, intestinal gas, and stomach cramps.
Some women use marjoram tea for relieving symptoms of menopause, treating mood swings related to menstrual periods, starting menstruation, and promoting the flow of breast milk.