Marjoram (Origanum majorana) is an herb with a soft and sweet fragrance. Its leaves are round-shaped, small in size, and excellent for culinary purposes. They are often used to garnish salads, soups, and meat dishes.
This aromatic herb from the mint family has long been used as a medicine due to its numerous compounds that may offer several health benefits.
The herb may help stimulate blood flow to the pelvic area and uterus. This effect can provide some relief from symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle, such as pain in the abdominal area, headache, mood swings, and dizziness.
Has Anti-inflammatory Properties
Drinking marjoram tea can help lower the risk of diseases caused by inflammation. It can provide relief from toothache, migraine, asthma, body pain, sinus headaches, and muscle spasms.
It Is A Diuretic
Since marjoram increases our quantity of urine and the regularity of urination, it enables the body to remove excess water, bile salts, uric acid, sodium, and toxins. Due to this, we can have cleaner kidneys, reduced fat, and lowered blood pressure.
Helps Stimulate Digestion
Regular intake of marjoram tea is beneficial for our digestive health. Its nutrients help improve digestion, promote the appetite, helps prevent infection of small and large intestines, alleviates diarrhea and constipation, and provides relief from stomach cramps and ache.
Can Be A Vasodilator
Vasodilators are useful in treating a variety of medical conditions. They open and relax the blood vessels, reduce blood pressure and ease blood flow. They affect the muscles in the walls of our arteries and veins, preventing the muscles from tightening and the walls from narrowing. Due to these, strain on the entire cardiovascular system is reduced thus helping lower one’s risk of a brain hemorrhage, atherosclerosis, and heart disease.
How To Make Marjoram Tea
Marjoram tea possesses the minerals and vitamins which are essential for the body. Here’s how to make it.
- 1/4 tsp marjoram leaves (dried)
- 1 cup water (boiling)
- 1 tsp honey
Boil water and add marjoram leaves. Let steep for 3 minutes or until fragrant. Strain the leaves and pour the liquid into a teacup. Add honey and serve hot!