Marjoram 1

Marjoram 2


A small hardy, bushy herb, producing small grey green oval leaves covered with fine hairs. Tiny flowers borne in knots on upright stems. The taste is richer than that of oregano and can be used to substitute it. Used in salads or stir-fry, raw fresh or dried. Used as a pesticide in natural control remedies.

Shrub. H:40cm W:30cm. 12cm, 17cm.



In the garden

Growth Characteristics:
• Perennial, Evergreen, Hardy.

•± 60cm; Spread: ± 45cm.

• Full sun; Well drained, composted soil.

• Pick fresh leaves throughout the year.

Companion Planting:
• Vegetables: Plant with Peppers,
• Herbs: Plant with Sage,
• Grow Marjoram to attract bees and butterflies.


Culinary use

Leaves and flowering sprigs are popular with:
• Tomato sauces, Blend well with most Vegetable dishes, Spinach,
• Meat dishes, Chicken, Fish, Lamb, Pork, Veal,
• Butters, Cheeses, Eggs, Marinades, Salads, Soups, Stews, Stuffings, Pasta, Oils, Vinegar,
• Italian dishes, Greek dishes,
• Blend well with Chillies and Garlic,
• Use as an Oregano substitute.



• Marjoram has a unique aroma that is sweet, floral, and with a hint of thyme.
• Adds fragrance to Potpourris and Pillows.
• Use as a Hair Conditioner and in Herbal baths.


Health benefits

Marjoram may be beneficial in the following cases:

• Infused in warm olive oil for ear infections.

Nervous System
• Tension headaches, Insomnia, Anxiety.

Respiratory System
• Bronchial complaints, Topical for bronchial congestion, Expectorant effect.

Digestive system
• Minor digestive upsets.

Reproductive System
• Painful menstruation, Stimulates the uterus.

Musculo / Skeletal System
• Topical for muscular pain, arthritis, sprains, and stiff joints

• Do not use during pregnancy.