Herb of the Month “Marjoram”

Marjoram is a low growing herb that has clusters of purple flowers and does not like cold weather. Marjoram can be used both medicinally and culinary. Marjoram tea has been used for relief from symptoms of hay fever, sinus congestion, indigestion, asthma, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, colds, coughs, and nervous disorders.

It is a fragrant, calming herb that does have mild antioxidant and anti-fungal properties. Externally, Marjoram leaves can be ground into a paste and used for the pain relief of rheumatism and for sprains. The leaves can be made into oil for relief of toothache pain.

Marjoram has a wide variety of culinary uses. It can be used in herbal vinegars, and with a variety of meats and vegetable dishes. Leaves, flowers and stems can be added to stews, poultry, dressings, seafood, omelets, pizza, and salads. Sweet marjoram enhances the flavor of vegetables and meats. It is a must in Italian foods.

Italiano Butter for Hot Breads

Soften 1 cup of Margarine
Add 1/4th Tbsp. Mix Italian Herbs 1/8th of oregano, marjoram, basil, and
rosemary . Blend. Spread on slices and sprinkle with Grated cheese.

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