Marjoram (scientific name Origanum majorana) is an aromatic herb in the mint family. Majoram is somewhat cold sensitive perennial herb or undershrub.
Marjoram is often confused with oregano but each one has a distinct smell and flavor which sets it apart.
Oregano tends to be pungent and spicy while marjoram is floral and woodsy.
Marjoram is used for its therapeutic and culinary uses. It was first used for making wreaths as wedding flowers.
Marjoram is incredibly blessed with fiber. 100g of marjoram can provide you with 160% of daily value. Fiber absorbs water and stimulates intestinal peristalsis, making passage of the stools alot more easier.
Marjoram is a miracle spice when it comes to anemia. 100g of marjoram is capable of providing you with a mind blowing 460% of iron value, which is more than any other food item.
Iron is necessary for the transport of oxygen and an essential component of hemoglobin. Deficiency of iron can lead to anemia which is characterized by fatigue, irritability and shortness of breath.
Marjoram can provide you with sufficient amounts of calcium. 100g of marjoram can be a source of twice the daily value of calcium.
Calcium is required by the body for strenthening of bones as well as various metabolic processes. Most common symptom of hypocalcemia is cramps and muscle spasms.
Deficiency of calcium in old age can lead to osteoporosis.
LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE
Marjoram can easily lower blood presure as it is affluent with magnesium. Magnesium acts as a blocker for calcium channel and relaxes blood vessels.
Potassium also has been to lower bloopressure as effectively as low sodium diets.