Marjoram


 

·         Family: Lamiaceae

·         Botanical Name: Origanum onites L

·         English Name: Marjoram

·         Local Name: It is sometimes called wild marjoram,

·         Description: It is a perennial plant that growing to 18 cm tall, with pale green to gray-green woolly rounded foliage. It has a solid, intensely spicy flavor.

·         Parts Used: Leaves (Folium Origani) and dried flowery stems (Herba Origani)

·         Components: Origanum orites contains 2-6 percent essential oil consisting of karvavrol, thymol and linalool with 61 percent.

·         Harvest Time: May to October

·         Geographic spread: It is found in the Aegean and Mediterranean regions