Marjoram tea has been known for a very long time for its diuretic and antispasmodic actions. Marjoram is a perennial herb that grows in North Africa, the Middle East and India. Its leaves are small, roundish and fuzzy-haired, having a sweet and spicy flavor in the same time. It is believed that marjoram plant was cultivated by Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love. The herb is still placed in hope chests and under women’s pillow to ensure a happy marriage.
The constituents of marjoram tea are oleic acids, essential oils, tannins, ursolic acid, vitamin C and zinc.
How To Make Marjoram Tea
To brew marjoram tea, you will need to place 1 teaspoon of marjoram herb in 8 ounces of cold water. Bring the mix to a boil and just when the water reaches the boiling point, reduce the heat and let it steep for 15-20 minutes. Strain the tea into your cup and enjoy!
Marjoram Tea Benefits
- Helps relieve dry cough.
- May help in the treatment of epilepsy and rheumatism.
- Can be used as a remedy for asthma.
- Relieves indigestion and flatulence.
- Prevents spasm in the digestive tract.
Marjoram Tea Side Effects
So far, no side effects have been noticed when consuming marjoram tea. However, pregnant women should not consume large amounts of marjoram because it can cause uterine contractions. Infants and children should not drink marjoram tea.
If you are experiencing nausea, diarrhea or vomiting, reduce your dose of marjoram tea or stop drinking it! If these symptoms last more than a few days, consult your doctor.
Marjoram tea may interfere with the action of certain drugs, so make sure you consult your doctor before drinking any herbal tea.
Marjoram tea is a healthy choice, having many health benefits. Do not drink more than 3 cups per day in order not to experience any of the side effects listed above!