Origanum majorana syn. Majorana hortensis
Key Uses:Women's sexual problems involving an obsession with sexual thoughts, restlessness, and swollen, itchy, and painful breasts
Origin : Found in regions bordering the Mediterranean sea.
Background : Used mainly as a culinary flavoring, sweet marjoram is also prescribed in herbal medicine for anxiety, flatulence, menstrual pain, and insomnia.
Preparation : The fresh, finely chopped aerial parts in flower are steeped in alcohol.
Remedy Profile : Women who experience sexual problems, especially those who are obsessed by sexual thoughts and those who have a constant desire to masturbate, are likely to benefit most from Origanum. They may be restless, finding it difficult to stay still, and as a result become fanatical about working out, turning to sports such as running to burn off energy. Breasts and nipples may become swollen, itchy, and painful. An intense level of sexual addiction may indicate relationship difficulties or a history of sexual abuse.
Symptoms Better : For being occupied.
Symptoms Worse : For lying down; at night.