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Marjoram – Sweet


A tender PERENNIAL growing to 60cm with small simple, smooth and ovate leaves that have a sweet pine and citrus flavour. Small white flowers are loved by bees and bumblebees.
Prefers well-drained soil in semi-shade or full sun. Leaves are edible and used as a flavouring, and it has medicinal applications.


Leaves are eaten raw or cooked and is commonly used as a flavouring. More delicately flavoured than oreganum, it is used to flavour oils, vinegars, and with vegetables. An herb tea can be made from the fresh or dried leaves.

Medicinally it is a stimulant and antispasmodic. A good general tonic, it is also useful in cases of bronchial complaints, tension headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and minor digestive upsets. Used externally it soothes arthritis, sprains, sore muscles, and stiff joints.
The plant may be used to disinfect bee hives

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Latin Name

(Origanum majorana)