Origanum Vulgare. Called also Origanum, Eastward, Marjoram, and Grove Marjoram. Wild or Field Marjoram root which creeps much under ground, and continues a long time sending up sundry brownish, hard square stalks, with small dark green leaves, very like those of Sweet Marjoram, but harder, and broader; at the top of the stalks stand tufts of flowers, of a deep purplish red colour. The seed is small and blacker than that of Sweet Marjoram. It grows abundantly in the borders of corn-fields, and in some copses.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Marjoram (Wild):

It strengthens the stomach and head much, there being scarcely a better remedy growing for such as are troubled with acidity of the stomach; it is a stomachic, and restores the appetite, relieves cough and consumption of the lungs; it cleanses the body of choler, expels poison, and helps the infirmities of the spleen; It is an antidote to Hemlock, henbane, or opium. Note: the author claims that marjoram is an antidote for certain poisons. There is no scientific evidence to support this claim. Do not use as an antidote. If you or someone you know has consumed any of these poisons seek emergency medical attention immediately.

Wild Marjoram provokes urine, and the terms in women, relieves dropsy and scurvy, scabs, itch, and yellow jaundice. The juice being dropped into the ears, relieves deaf≠ness, pain and noise in the ears. It is generally taken as an infusion, which is very serviceable to nervous habits. The volatile Oil, called Originum, has been highly extolled as a cure for toothache.

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