Sweet Marjoram is good for treating arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, bruises, colds, constipation, coughs, digestive upsets, dysmenorrhoea, flu, grief, headache, hypertension, hysteria, insomnia, migraine, nervous tension, neurasthenia and tics. Sweet marjoram is used when excitement has reached levels where it can make people ill, it gently brings the levels of excitement down so they can eat or live without making themselves ill, it brings their minds back into focus so they can concentrate again.
Contra-indications: Pregnancy, causes drowsiness. Not suitable for children. Can cause disorientation and mild apathy if used over the therapeutic dosage. The oil is obtained by distillation of the flowering tops and leaves.