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Marjoram..."margadosh"

Origanum majorana

Description:

Marjoram is cultivated for its aromatic leaves, either green or dry, for culinary purposes; the tops are cut as the plants begin to flower and are dried slowly in the shade. It is often used in herb combinations such as herbes de Provence and za'atar. The flowering leaves and tops of marjoram are steam-distilled to produce an essential oil that is yellowish in color (darkening to brown as it ages). It has many chemical components, some of which are borneol, camphor and pinene.

Notes:

it is commonly used in Bahrain for herbal remedies, especially for abdominal pain... it smells like thyme..

1 Species ID Suggestions

Lucien
Lucien 8 years ago
Zamota
Plectranthus amboinicus syn. Coleus aromaticus


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1 Comment

Lucien
Lucien 8 years ago

The picture shown is not of margadosh but of zamote which very similar medicinal uses.
It is excellent, like margadosh for stomach pains and it sold in Bahrain as diluted extract.

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Bahrain

Spotted on Jul 15, 2012
Submitted on Jul 15, 2012

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