Marjoram damage


  • 1 marjoram
  • 2 nutritional composition of marjoram
  • 3 therapeutic doses and method of use
  • 4 benefits of marjoram
  • 5 Damages and side effects
  • 6 Special precautions and warnings
  • 7 video about the benefits of oregano
  • 8 References


Known as marjoram, or marjoram, scientifically as (Origanum majorana), a plant herbal Muammar, belongs to the type of oral, native basin Mediterranean Sea, North Africa and Southern Europe, has branched solid leg, and its leaves resemble the form of the tongue, flowers and pink or purple, her smell Aromatic. [1]

Marjoram was greatly appreciated throughout history: the ancient Egyptians and Romans knew it and used it as one of the spices, and described it as their priests for treating migraines , as described by Descorides in the first century AD to soften the nerves, and described the German philosopher Albert the Great emulsion of marjoram for the treatment of dropsy, as described by a French doctor who lived in The nineteenth century for the treatment of convulsions, and doctors described the nineteenth century to get rid of insomnia . Modern medicine has proven the benefit of marjoram for treating many diseases. Therefore, the researcher advised the Department of Medicines at the National Center for Research in Egypt, Dr. Mohieddine Al-Leithi, to drink a cup of marjoram morning and evening, due to his effective role as anti-inflammatory and as a high fever. [2]

Dietary composition of marjoram

The following table shows the nutritional composition per 100 grams of dried oregano: [3]
The nutritional component the value
water 7.64 g
energy 271 calories
Protein 12.66 g
Fats 7.04 g
Carbohydrates 60.56 g
Dietary fiber 40.3 g
Sugars 4.09 g
Calcium 1990 mg
Iron 82.71 mg
magnesium 346 mg
Phosphorus 306 mg
Potassium 1522 mg
Sodium 77 mg
Zinc 3.60 mg
vitamin C 51.4 mg
Vitamin B1 0.289 mg
Vitamin B2 0.316 mg
Vitamin B3 4.120 mg
Vitamin B6 1.190 mg
Folate 274 وغg
Vitamin B12 0.00 micrograms
Vitamin A 403 micrograms
Vitamin H. 1.69 mg
Vitamin D 0.0 global units
Vitamin K. 621.7 micrograms
Saturated fatty acids 0.529 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 0.940 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 4.405 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Caffeine 0 mg

Therapeutic doses and method of use

You can benefit from marjoram in its various forms, and here are the ways to prepare and use marjoram :
  • Oregano tea or oregano extract is prepared by placing a small teaspoon of dried oregano powder in a cup of boiling water, cover and leave for 10-15 minutes, then filter and drink morning and evening. [1] [2]
  • Oregano emulsion is prepared by boiling 40 g of marjoram leaves and flowers in a liter of boiling water for ten minutes, then filtered and sweetened (the therapeutic dose is to drink two to three cups per day). [2]
  • Oregano oil is prepared by placing 100 g of finely chopped oregano leaves and flowers in two cups of olive oil, and boiled for an hour in a water bath (put the oil and oregano pot in a larger container containing water), then the oil is filtered and preserved. [2]

Benefits of marjoram

Studies have shown that marjoram has the ability to treat many diseases, and it has great benefits for the body, including:
  • Anti-inflammatory : Marjoram is rich in chemical compounds that act as an antibiotic for some types of bacteria. These compounds include Eganol, Sabinin, Semen, Terbenolin, Terbinol and others. [4]
  • Enhances heart health : Marjoram contains minerals, such as magnesium and potassium, which are necessary to regulate the level of fluids in the body and control blood pressure. It also reduces harmful cholesterol in the blood, which reduces the chances of developing atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes. [4]
  • It protects against anemia and promotes red blood cell functions thanks to its iron-rich leaves. [4]
  • Promote skin freshness , delay signs of aging and wrinkles : marjoram is rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals known to cause the symptoms of aging skin. [4]
  • Maintains eye and retinal health and protects against age-related eye diseases, such as macular degeneration. [4]
  • Drinking boiled marjoram leaves rich in vitamin (C) treats cold diseases , influenza , and combats sore throat, pharynx, cough, and runny nose, and regularly consuming marjoram oil has a role in enhancing the health of the lungs and reducing asthma symptoms. [4]
  • It enhances the health of the digestive system , promotes the secretion of digestive enzymes, opens appetite, relieves stomach discomfort, gases and stomach cramps, and has a role in treating liver problems and gallstones. [4]
  • Drinking oregano tea treats mood swings and relieves symptoms of menopause. [5]
  • It treats nerve headaches , migraines , nerve pain, and paralysis. [5]
  • It reduces insulin and the male hormone (dehydroepiandrosterone) in women with PCOS. [6]
  • It boosts the functioning of the immune system and muscles, and increases bone strength. [7]
  • It has a role in regulating the hormone prolactin and parathyroid hormones, such as resonance hormone, aldosterone and prostaglandins. [1]
  • Massage the body with oregano oil is useful for the treatment of joints, rheumatic pain . [1]
  • It restores the natural balance of reproductive hormones in women and men , which reduces infertility caused by hormonal disorders. [1]
  • It stimulates the secretion of bile . [1]
  • Treating preeclampsia . [1]
  • It is used as a natural preservative for processed meat . [1]
  • Having one cup of marjoram emulsion before bed treats insomnia . [2]

Damages and side effects

Studies conducted on marjoram plant have proven that its extract is completely safe when consumed by 5 g per kg of body weight, and that its use for two months did not affect the functions of the liver, kidneys and blood. [8] However, it does have some damages and side effects, including:
  • Prolonged use of marjoram may cause cancer . [9]
  • Applying fresh oregano leaves to the eyes or skin causes irritation. [9]
  • Eating oregano frequently causes drowsiness . [1]

Special precautions and warnings

Care should be taken when administering therapeutic doses of oregano in the following cases:
  • Children : Eating oregano is not safe for children. [9]
  • Having bleeding disorders : marjoram slows coagulation, which increases the chances of bruising and bleeding in people with bleeding disorders. [9]
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding : Eating marjoram may cause uterine contractions, premature birth, and miscarriage . [10] [9]
  • Slow heart rate : Eating marjoram slows the heart rate , so it is not recommended for people who suffer from slow heartbeats.
  • People who are allergic to oral family herbs , such as oregano, basil, mint, and others. [9]
  • Stomach ulcers : marjoram exacerbates symptoms of stomach ulcers. [9]
  • Lung disease : Fluid secretion increases in the lung, which increases emphysema and asthma problems . [9]
  • Blockage of the digestive tract : It causes intestinal congestion, which aggravates the problem of blockage of the digestive tract. [9]
  • Patients with diabetes : sugar leads to the level of disorder in patients with diabetes. [9]
  • Surgeries : You should stop eating marjoram at least two weeks before surgery, to avoid bleeding during and after surgery. [9]
  • Urinary tract infection : may block the urinary tract , which increases inflammation. [9]
  • Convulsions : may increase seizures. [9]
  • Taking oregano while taking anticholinergics , such as atropine, scopolamine, and some allergy medications, such as antihistamines, and some antidepressants may reduce the effectiveness of these medications. [11]
  • Taking oregano while taking Alzheimer's and glaucoma medications (glaucoma) may increase the side effects of these medications. [11]