Marjoram Spanish - Thymus mastichina

This is not a true marjoram and is a species of thyme.  Marjoram spanish is chemically quite different to Sweet marjoram.

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County of Origin Spain
Therapeutic Properties Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antiseptic, Decongestant, Expectorant
Botanical Family Lamiaceae
Approx. Shelf Life 5 years
Plant Parts Leaf and flower
Note Classification Middle
Method of Extraction Steam Distilled
Blends well with Grapefruit Pink, Grapefruit Red, Lemongrass, Rosemary ct cineole, Rosemary verbenone

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History: Spanish Marjoram is often confused with Sweet Marjoram, always check botanical name of each in order to make proper selection.  The name thyme originates from the Greek word thymon, meaning to fumigate.  Others derive the Greek word thumus, meaning courage - as the plant was associated with bravery. 

Characteristics:  It has a high 1,8-cineole contents, which gives the oil an aroma similar to eucalyptus

Clinical Studies:

Indications: Can be used for digestive and respiratory spasms because of it's antispasmodic properties.  For migraines, arthritis and rheumatism because of its analgesic properties and theo nervous tension and insomnia because of its sedative properties.

Mode of Administration: Oil diffusers, potpourri, as a blending ingredient for adding pure essential oil essence to massage oil, perfume, bath oil, bath salt, bath and shower gels, spa treatment oils and creams, soap making, candle making

Safety:  Avoid during pregnancy and with infants and small children.

 

References:
Battaglia, S.  The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy; Third Edition The International Centre of Holistic Aromatherapy, Australia, 2017
Tisserand R. Young R.  Essential Oil Safety, second edition.  Churchhill Livingstone, UK, 2013
Sheppard-Hanger S. The Aromatherapy Practitioner Reference Manual.  Atlantic Institute of Aromatherapy, USA, 2000
Caddy R. Essential Oils in Colour.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2005
Lawless J. The encyclopaedia of Essential Oils.  Element Books Limited, GB, 1992
Caddy R. the Essential Blending Guide.  Amberwood Publishing, UK, 2007
Weaver W.W. Sauer’s Herbal Cures.  Routledge, UK, 2001
World Wide Web Encyclopedia Britannica. USA, 2014
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        Do not apply undiluted to skin (for directions on proper dilution refer to an aromatherapy text).
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        Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should not use essential oils without first consulting a healthcare provider.
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