MARJORAM (origano)
Origanum majorana, plant from Lamiaceae family, well known in ancient Greece where was used as spice and in cases of intestinal problems and swallows. Centuries after was used for skin treatments, menstrual problems and nervous system disorders. This plant can reach 60 cm, has oval form, dark leaves and little light grey flowers. Flowering plant is distilled by steam distillation. Essential oil contains mainly monoterepenes and monoterpene alcohol with presence of esthers and sesquiterpenes. This essential oil is a very potent parasympathomimetic, lowers blood pressure and calms pain in central nervous system.