Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Marjoram


Origanum marjorana-distilled from the flowering herb.  Has a warm, woody, spicy camphorlike odor.  There are several varieties including Hortensis, Wild Marjoram.  OREGANO is closely related and is similar in personality, but more rustic. These are versatile herbs, used by the ancient Greeks. Used as a fragrance component in soap, cosmetics, and perfumes.  Used to flavor meats, sauces, as well as soft drinks.

Generally considered non-toxic, non-sensitizing, non-irritating in low doses.  Dilute well for topical use.  Best suited for diffusing and inhalation. Do not use for asthmatic conditions or with low blood pressure.

CHARACTER: "Joy of the Mountain", Comforting, Soothing, Warming, Strengthening, Gentle, Inviting, Self-Assured
ETHERIC COLORS: Lime Green, Orange, Amber Red
NUMBER:  9   
CHAKRA:  4
PERFUME NOTE: Middle  
ELEMENT:  Water, Earth, Ether  
ASTRO:  Mercury, Venus, Pisces, Libra
GEM:  Opalite Jasper or Picture Jasper
ENERGY TYPE:  Mostly 2; Warm and Dry

USED FOR THESE POSITIVE ATTRIBUTES: Calm, Balanced, Direct, Self-assured,  Confidence, Focus, Perseverance,  Forward Momentum, Brain function, Improve Your Mood

USED TO HEAL THESE NEGATIVE ATTRIBUTES: Nervous tension, Stress, Anxiety, Irritable, Overexcited, Restless, Melancholy, Sad, Grief, Sorrow, Depression, Negativity, Claustrophobia, Oppression, Obsession, sorrow, Confusion, Bullied

USED TO HEAL THESE PHYSICAL STATES: Bruises, arthritis, muscle aches, spasms and stiffness, sprains, asthma, bronchitis, coughs, colic, colds, headache, hypertension, insomnia, skin regeneration, sinusitis, digestion problems, ulcers, constipation


PROPERTIES: Anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antiseptic, expectorant, detox

PERSONALITY:
+Warm, friendly, always ready to comfort and solace under their wing.
+Make really good friends; are solid, steady, organized, calm, straightforward.
+Can be outspoken, but generally prefer to watch events from the sidelines.
+Emotions are rarely shown.  Certainly never overdramatized.
+Generally keep to themselves, will not intrude on another’s privacy unless asked.
+Enjoys life, but chooses to show it in caring.
+Great animal lover.  Often feels in tune with them.
+Doesn’t hang onto $ for long, because it goes to family and friends.
+Kind hearted, generous, almost to a fault; they may often be taken advantage of.
+Can happily live in a house that is falling down around them.
-Sticks with old comfortable clothes, without bothering to get the new styles.
-Cannot see the need for anything new.  Takes pleasure in making things last as long as possible.
-Often doesn’t get invited to parties, because they may simply be forgotten.
-If negative, they become depressed.  If they realize they’ve been taken advantage of, they become irritable, withdrawn, and emotionally cold.
-Vulnerability due to lack of confidence


ARCHETYPES: COUNSELOR, ADVOCATE, HERMIT, CHILD NATURE, PHILANTHROPIST, CRONE, APHRODITE, SHEPHERD, PRINCE, OSIRIS, KING OF ETERNITY

Blends well with LAVENDER, ROSEMARY, BERGAMOT, CHAMOMILE, TEA TREE, and EUCALYPTUS.

(Terpenines, terpineol, sabinenes, linalol, carvocrol, linalyl acetate, ocimene, cadinene, geranyl acetate, citral, eugenol, camphor, borneol.)




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