sweet marjoram


Definition of sweet marjoram 

: a perennial marjoram (Origanum majorana synonym Majorana hortensis) with dense spikelike flower clusters

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Healing oils like lavender, frankincense, thyme, eucalyptus, sweet marjoram, and tea tree can eliminate mucus, relax the body, and calm your cough, says Lohman who suggest adding 15-18 drops in one ounce of unscented lotion. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, "4 Genius Ways Essential Oils Can Ease Congestion And Cough Better Than Over-The-Counter Meds," 20 Oct. 2017 Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, cardamom, chives, coriander, dill, lemon balm, oregano, rosemary, sage, savory, sweet marjoram, mint, tarragon and thyme. 6. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "May in the garden," 28 Apr. 2018 Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, borage, cardamom, chives, coriander, dill, borage, ginger, lemon balm, oregano, Mexican tarragon, mint, oregano, rosemary, sage, savory, sweet marjoram and thyme. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "April in the garden," 31 Mar. 2018 Herbs: Anise, basil, bay laurel, borage, cardamom, chervil, chives, coriander, dill, fennel, garlic, lavender, lemon balm, lovage, mint, nasturtium, oregano, rosemary, sage, sweet marjoram, tarragon, thyme and water cress. 6. Tom Maccubbin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "October gardening calendar," 30 Sep. 2017

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1565, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of sweet marjoram 

: an aromatic European herb (Majorana hortensis) with dense spikelike flower clusters formerly used as a mild stimulant and carminative

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