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Sweet Marjoram

Sweet Marjoram


Found on the mountains all over the southern Mediterranean. It has a sweet and floral aroma that is fantastic dried in cooking used similarly to oregano. It has many anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and makes a beautiful herbal tea. Can be grown in pots as well as the ground. 


    Sweet Greek Marjoram - 'Mantzourana'

    Origanum majorana


    • An aromatic mountain herb that is like a sweeter more floral version of oregano with a slight pine taste. Great in cooking try adding to marinates and sauces as well as cooked dishes with greens.
    • Traditionally brewed as a therapeutic tea which helps sooth stomach aches and gall bladder pain. Full of antibacterial properties is a great relief for cold and flu symptoms.
    • Both leaves and blooms are used similar to oregano. You can harvest blooms as they flower and dry them to use in cooking and for tea. Try using the big leaves fresh in salads and dressings! 
    • Known as ‘manzurana’ in Greek, it grows wild on the mountains. It grows into a perennial shallow shrub that will do great in a full sun position either in a pot or the ground.
    • This magical herb is full of character. It grows beautiful fluffy white blooms that bees love. It will bring an addictive aroma to your garden and home.
    • Grows into a small shrub 40cm tall and wide.

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