A – Z of Herbal Remedies

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Other Names: Marjoram, Sweet Marjoram, Wintersweet, Mountain Mint, Marwa, Knotted Marjoram, Origanum Majorana
Traditional Usages: Culinary Herb, Colds, Coughs, Flu, Antiseptic Mouth Wash and Gargle, Calming Nerves, Insomnia, Alzheimer's Disease, Anorexia, Arthritis, Fever, Headache, Menstrual Disorders, Asthma, Digestion, Toothache, Calms the Libido, Measles, Rheumatism, Colic, Sprains, Bruises
Resources: Asia, Turkey, North Africa, Southern Europe, India, England, Portugal
Parts Used: Dried Flowers, Leaves

Marjoram – Herbal remedy for Hearing Loss: Infuse one teaspoon of dried marjoram on a cup of hot water, strain and drink two cups a day.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


Health Issues

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