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Marjoram Facts: Everything you need to know


Marjoram is an aromatic, perennial herb that belongs to the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is native to the Mediterranean and western Asia and can be grown as an annual in northern climates.

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In ancient times, Greeks and Romans associated marjoram with love, happiness and healing. It was also used to make beer until hops were discovered.

Six reasons to sprinkle some more

  • May help prevent cell damage

  • May have many anti-inflammatory properties

  • May promote antimicrobial activity

  • May alleviate digestive issues

  • May restore hormone balance in women

  • May help treat polycystic ovary syndrome

Moderation is key

Repeated intake at higher doses may cause interreference with certain medications.


Marjoram is used in salad dressings, meat dishes, preserved meats, tomato-based sauces and is the perfect addition to savory dry spice rubs and seasonings.

22 Vitamins and Minerals

  • Calcium

  • Carotene

  • Choline

  • Copper

  • Folate

  • Iron

  • Lutein

  • Magnesium

  • Manganese

  • Niacin

  • Phosphorus

  • Potassium

  • Riboflavin

  • Selenium

  • Sodium

  • Thiamin

  • Vitamin A

  • Vitamin B-6

  • Vitamin C

  • Vitamin E

  • Vitamin K

  • Zinc


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