(Origanum majorana = Majorana hortensis)
CONSEQUENCES OF TAKING MARJORAM
Is it dangerous to use marjoram?
No, marjoram (Origanum majorana = Majorana hortensis) is a health-safe plant in quantities of food (as an aromatic spice) and in medicinal amounts during short treatments in healthy adults.
Possible side effects
The side effects produced by the consumption of marjoram are scarce. Marjoram can produce:
- Contact dermatitis: Direct contact with the fresh plant can produce dermatitis in sensitive people.
- Allergy: People who are allergic to plants of the lamiaceae family, such as thyme, sage or rosemary, should be cautious with the use of marjoram.
- Constipation: Marjoram has a sedative effect that can decrease the intestinal rhythm, causing a slight constipation.
Precautions with marjoram use
Do not perform long treatments with marjoram. Consult the Contraindications of marjoram before using it.
Marjoram in pregnancy and breastfeeding
The use of marjoram during pregnancy is not certain because some authors claim that it has emmenagogue effects, which stimulate menstruation.
* More information: Plants and pregnancy.
There is insufficient scientific research to guarantee the use of marjoram during lactation. It is recommended to take precaution and NOT to perform medicinal treatments with marjoram during lactation.
More information on marjoram.
9 November, 2020