Family Name: Labiatae
Botanical Name(s): Origanum Marjorana
Popular Name(s): Knotted Marjoram, Marjorana Hortensis and Sweet
Parts Used: Herb, leaves
Habitat: Native to Portugal
Description: Marjoram is a perennial evergreen shrub, often
grown as an annual with red-brown stems and gray-green, oval leaves.
Tiny white to pink flowers are produced in summer.
Uses: It is used internally for bronchial and chest complaints,
tension headaches, anxiety, painful menstruation. This herb is often
used in Italian as well as Greek cooking, whereas wild marjoram (O.
Vulgare) is used in Mexican cooking.