This time honored healing plant is a relaxing restorative with its herbaceous scent that encourages tranquility, calming the nerves. This botanical plant ally is known to reduce high blood pressure as it soothes and eases distress of the emotions and the heart.The serotonin production increases within the brain upon inhalation offering calming effects. Marjoram is a sweet sedative sometimes therefore it is beneficial as a component in sleep tonics. Marjoram is a key ingredient in many muscular blends, especially the ones I blend, as it will enhance body restructure and repair while reducing rheumatic aches and pains. The antispasmodic traits will assist in alleviation or at least reduction of pre menstrual pains.
On a metaphysical level Marjoram has the affinity to serve as a mediator, as it is linked with Mercury who is known as the Messenger of the Gods. With language and writing, tongue and speech are enhanced with the connection of Thoth and Hermes allowing communication to flourish.
Quote from 16th century herbalist John Parkinson :
“The sweet marjeromes are not only much used to please the outward senses in nosegaie, and in the windows of houses, but also in sweet powders ,swete bagsand sweet washing waters,waters, but are also of much use in physike, to comfort the outward members and parts of the bodie and inward also.