Origanum Majorana, Marjoram, Marwa - Plant
Description for Origanum Majorana, Marjoram, Marwa
Origanum Majorana is known as Marwa in India. The sweet marjoram is pleasant smelling herb which belongs to the mint family and grows up to the height of 30 to 60 cm. This perennial herb has small leaves with hair on either side. The green tree has white flowers and has branched heads which from a distance look like knots. The well dried leaves of the herb used in medicinal products. It has fragrant, sharp, bitter, camphor like and spicy flavored herb.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Sweet Marjoram||White to pale pink||July to August||1.00 to 2.00 feet||Moderately easy|
Planting and care
|Full sun||Sandy soil,||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season,||20 to 40 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Origanum Majorana
- Deadhead religiously and keep beds clean. Every leaf has a growth bud, so removing old flower blossoms encourages the plant to make more flowers instead of using the energy to make seeds.
- Clean away from around the base of the rosebushes any trimmed debris that can harbor disease and insects.
Typical uses of Origanum Majorana
Special features: Herb gardens. Edging. Effective in window boxes, hanging baskets or containers.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: NA
Medicinal use: Flatulence, nausea, abdominal bloating and minor neural problems can be relieved by consuming an infusion made from this herb. The tincture of the herb is also advised for relieving such problems.Note: The following information is general guidelines. Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines.