23 Surprising Benefits of Marjoram Essential Oil

The health benefits of Marjoram Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an analgesic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, antiseptic, antiviral, bactericidal, carminative, cephalic, cordial, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, hypotensive, laxative, nervine, sedative, stomachic, vasodilator, and vulnerary substance.

This essential oil is extracted by steam distillation of both fresh and dried leaves of the marjoram plant, also known as Knotted Marjoram, which has the scientific name Origanum Marjorana. The main components of marjoram oil are Sabinene, Alpha Terpinene, Gamma Terpinene, Cymene, Terpinolene, Linalool, Sabinene Hydrate, Linalyl Acetate, Terpineol, and Gamma Terpineol. This is a plant of the Mediterranean region that has been well known and respected for its medicinal uses for many years.

Health Benefits of Marjoram Essential Oil

Let’s find out more about what health benefits this versatile essential oil contains, you’ll almost certainly find something that will help your overall health!

Reduces Pain

Marjoram oil reduces the pain associated with colds, fevers, inflammation, overexertion of muscles, toothaches, headaches, and numerous other sources. The best thing about this is that it does not have any adverse side effects, unlike the other analgesic pain relievers available on the market.

Cures Spasms

Marjoram essential oil is helpful in curing nearly all types of spasms and related problems. It efficiently relieves spasm in the respiratory system, intestines, and muscular spasms in the limbs. It also helps to cure convulsions, pulled muscles, cramps, and spasmodic cholera that are caused by uncontrollable spasms.

Controls Sexual Desires

As you can probably guess, this is the exact opposite of being an aphrodisiac. Marjoram essential oil helps to suppress or control sexual desires. This property is beneficial for those who are suffering from abnormal and extreme sexual urges.

Prevents Sepsis

The antiseptic properties of marjoram oil make it a good application for both external and internal wounds. It also functions well as an ingredient in antiseptic lotions and creams. This protects the wounds against becoming septic and developing tetanus.

Cures Infections

Furthermore, can be effective in curing infections caused by viruses and ailments associated with them, such as the common cold, influenza, mumps, measles, and even pox.

Prevents Bacterial Infections

Marjoram oil kills bacteria, so it can protect you from food poisoning, typhoid, malaria, colic, and bacterial infections in the colon, skin, digestive system, urinary tract, and other parts of the excretory system.

Treats Indigestion

Marjoram essential oil can efficiently handle any gas trouble you may have. It provides the gases a safe downward passage by relaxing the muscles in the abdominal region and also stops further gas from forming. This help gets rid of a number of related problems such as indigestion, nausea, vomiting, stomach ache, chest pain, hypertension, and excessive flatulence.

Improve Cognitive Function

Marjoram oil is very good for the functioning of your brain. It keeps it healthy and active and does not let it get dull with advanced age, thereby relieving debilitating conditions like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. This quality also relieves you of headaches.

Cordial Effect

It has a general warming effect on the body’s systems, and it improves circulation to increase blood flow, further warming your cells. This property helps to get rid of coughs and excess phlegm, while simultaneously relieving the pain of arthritis and rheumatism.

Promotes Sweating

Marjoram oil promotes perspiration and keeps you healthy by aiding in the removal of toxins, sodium, salts, and excess water from the body. This also helps bring down fevers and even helps you lose weight since urine is composed of approximately 4% fat.

Facilitates Digestion

Marjoram seeds have been in use as a remedy to facilitate digestion for many years. This digestive property of marjoram seeds comes from its essential oils. Marjoram oil promotes digestion by stimulating the secretion of digestive juices like gastric juices, acids, and bile in the stomach, while its aroma alone can stimulate the salivary glands and thus aid in the primary digestion of food in the mouth. Lastly, this oil stimulates the peristaltic movement of the intestines and helps the ingested food to advance through the digestive tract, thereby facilitating digestion and regular bowel movements.

Promotes Urination

Marjoram oil increases the frequency of urination and the quantity of urine, thus helping to remove excess water, sodium, uric acid, bile salts and other toxic elements from the body. Increased urination also lowers blood pressure, cleans kidneys, and reduces fat. Just one thing to remember, if you are not suffering from swelling or accumulation of water in the body, then you should drink more water if you are taking marjoram oil. This is because frequent urination can lead to dehydration, which is also quite dangerous for your health.

Acts as an Emenagogue

Ladies who have problems with irregular, obstructed or painful menstruation can benefit from the emenagogue property of marjoram oil. Not only does it help to clear menses and make them regular, it also provides relief from other symptoms associated with periods, such as a headache, pain in the abdominal area, dizziness, and mood swings. Finally, marjoram oil can help prevent untimely or premature menopause from setting in.

Natural Expectorant

Marjoram essential oil has been shown to be quite effective at giving relief from the deposition of mucus and phlegm in the throat and sinuses, as well as congestion of the nasal tract, larynx, pharynx, bronchi, and lungs due to colds and viral infections. It is particularly effective on chronic coughing.

Cures Fungal Infections

It inhibits the growth of fungus and helps to cure fungal infections. This property of marjoram essential oil helps cure a number of skin diseases and other conditions like dysentery, which are all often caused by a dangerous growth of fungus.

Hypotensive Oil

It helps lower blood pressure and reduces the risk of heart attacks, strokes, and brain hemorrhaging

Acts as a Laxative

It helps to clear out the bowels by stimulating the large intestine and relaxing the excretory system as a whole.

Speeds-up Wound Healing

Marjoram Essential Oil acts as a vulnerary by promoting the quick healing of wounds, both external and internal, and protecting them from infections.

MarjoraminfographicRelieves Stress

Marjoram oil induces a calming, relaxing, and sedative effect on both the mind and body while relieving nervous stress and anxiety. It also generates a happy feeling in cases of anger or sadness. This property can be helpful to pacify people who suffered some sort of shock, trauma, or a major setback in life.


It strengthens the entire nervous system, tones it, and keeps you active while protecting you from various nervous disorders.

Boosts Stomach Health

Marjoram oil is stomachic, meaning that it keeps the stomach in proper order. It cures stomach disorders and ulcers and ensures proper flow of bile, gastric juices, and acids into the stomach. Sometimes, the inner lining of the stomach becomes corroded due to prolonged acidity and can result in the formation of ulcers. This happens due to a lack of bile, which neutralizes the acids. Marjoram oil can help you avoid this situation as well since it maintains those proper secretions in the stomach.

Acts as a Vasodilator

This is a very important medicinal property of marjoram oil and can be a blessing for those who are at high risk for heart attacks, atherosclerosis, or brain hemorrhaging due to hypertension. This widens and relaxes the blood vessels, eases the flow of blood, and reduces blood pressure, thereby lessening the strain on the entire cardiovascular system.

Other Benefits

This powerful essential oil helps to cure a headache, sinusitis, cold, bronchitis, asthma, stress, insomnia, pain in muscles and joints, and fatigue.

Word of Caution: It has no inherent risks, but as with many alternative medicines and aromatherapy techniques, pregnant women should avoid it.

Blending: The essential oils of Bergamot, Cedar Wood, Chamomile, Cypress, Eucalyptus, and Tea Tree blend very nicely with Marjoram Essential Oil.

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It doesn't say when you should ingest it in a capsule or apply externally to affected area. It's nice to see all that it can do but now how do I USE it?????? Any suggestions?

Be great for teens!


That's why I avoid it: anaphrodisiac

It really is too! I used it and noticed my usually energetic libido was totally non existent to my surprise.


That's why I avoid it: anaphrodisiac


Great info!


Great info!

good for everythinggood for everything.

sorry my predictive spell went crazy

Very interesting... been looking for an EO to help my migraines (rare kind), this might be the thing. 🙂

I just love the scent of this oil (Marjoram)...

Who new Marjoram had so many benefits? This is in a Baby Massage Oil Kit too!

Yuri Cherniakov

Marjoram Oil benefits listed here boys n girls.