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Marjoram, Origanum marjorum
Parts used: Leaves.
Constituents: Volatile oils, Saponins, Bitter, Tannins.
Actions: Stimulant, Carminative, Anti-spasmodic, Astringent, Diaphoretic, Cardiac restorer, Emmenagogue, Diuretic, Anaphrodisiac.
Indications:
Stimulates the brain and parasympathetic nervous system.
Hormone regulator; Slows sympathetic nervous system down.
Decreased appetite, irregular stool, IBS.
Tension, stress, anxiety, agitated depression, weakness, dizziness, amnesia.
Colds, flu.
Heart palpitations, agitation.
Delayed menstruation, infertility.
Scanty urine, bladder urgencies, bed-wetting.
Overly interested in sex, Increases Qi.
Herbal extract: 30-60mL per week.
Energetics: Bitter, pungent, sweet, astringent and can be warming or cooling.
Meridians: liver, heart, lung, spleen, bladder, kidney.
Contraindications: Pregnancy.