Here's to all the Memories we would like to share over this weekend. I am going to share some beautiful health benefits of Marjoram. Infuse your water, make teas with marjoram. Use marjoram on meats to scent and flavour your meals.
"The marjoram plant (Origanum marjorana) is an aromatic herb known for its aromatherapeutic and culinary uses. Its botanical name means "joy of the mountain" in Greek, and was actually first used to make wreaths for use as wedding flowers.
This was because Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, was believed to wear wreaths made from marjoram.
Marjoram is classified as a perennial, and can grow up to a height of 10 to 12 inches. They have woody square stems, an upright appearance and opposing pairs of leaves. It's closely related to (and often confused with) oregano, because both have similar appearances.
To make things even more confusing, their botanical names defy logic. Origanum vulgare, which is commonly known as the common oregano, is also known as wild marjoram. It can be very tricky, so thorough research must be done first before you purchase either of these plants.
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