Origanum majorana (syn. Majorana hortensis)

Folk names: Sweet Marjoram, Knotty Marjoram, Joy of the Mountain, Mountain Mint, Wintersweet

Warning: Pregnancy + Action-Overload

Can cause convulsions of the uterus which may lead to premature labor or miscarriage.

Marjoram has been used for millenia as both a spice and medicine/magic. That said, it has a lot of powerful "actions" that it takes medicinally making it one of the things that we suggest confirming with your doctor prior to extended ingestion.

Planet: Mercury
Element: Air
Gender: Masuline


  • Aphrodite (Greek)

  • Venus (Roman)

Parts Used: Leaves, Flowering Tops


  • Herb (Cooking, Burning)


  • Bitter

  • Spicy

Energy: Warming

Marjoram + Marriage

Ancient Greeks crowned newly married couples with Marjoram during nuptials to bring happiness to their marriage.

Marjoram in Action

The Bat & Raven offers these products that utilize the properties of Marjoram.

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​Magical Uses

  • Calm

  • Cleansing

  • Dream

  • Family

  • Happiness

  • Health

  • Home blessing

  • Love

  • Money

  • Protection

  • Purification

  • Relieves Grief

  • Shields from Sadness, Evil, and Negativity

  • Sleep

Medicinal Uses

(This information has been collected from Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine as well as The Herbal Academy of New England, it has NOT been confirmed by Licensed Herbalist)

  • Anti-atherosclerosis

  • Antibacterial

  • Anticholinesterase

  • Anti-fungal

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antimetastatic

  • Antioxidant

  • Antiplatlet

  • Antiprotozoal

  • Antispasmodic

  • Antitumor

  • Antiulcerogenic

  • Aromatic

  • Cardioprotective

  • Carminative

  • Diaphoretic

  • Digestive

  • Diuretic

  • Expectorant

  • Gastroprotective

  • Hepatoprotective

  • Sedative

  • Stomachic

WARNING: Talk to your Doctor/Medical Professional before adding any 

Supplements, herbal teas, Infusions, etc. ​

Part of the reason that we list Medical Jargin is because many plants can interfere with or even counteract medications we already take or it can exacerbate ailments we already have. 

When talking to your Medical Professional, we suggest asking 

what "actions" an herb might do to interfere with your health, either positive of negative. For example, if you suffer from heartburn, a Cholagogue which creates more bile may not be advantagous. Too much of a good thing, eh?