Amaracus. Sweet Marjoram is so well known, as an inhabitant in every garden, that it is needless to write any description of it, nor of the Winter Sweet Majoram or Pot Marjoram.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Marjoram (Sweet):

Sweet Marjoram is aromatic, and warming in the cold diseases of the head and stomach, and other parts, taken inwardly, or outwardly applied. The decoction is good for diseases of the chest which obstruct breathing, and it removes obstructions of the liver and spleen. it neutralizes cold griefs of the womb, and the windiness thereof. The decoction thereof made with some pellitory of Spain, and long pepper, is good for the first stages of dropsy, for those that cannot make water, and against pains in the belly.

The powder mixed with honey, it obliterates the black marks of blows and bruises; it is good for inflammation and watering of the eyes, mixed with fine flour, and laid upon them. The juice dropped into the ears, eases pains and a singing noise. It is profitably put into ointments and salves that are warm, and comfort the outward parts, as the joints and sinews; and for swellings.

The powder snuffed provokes sneezing, and purges the brain, and chewed in the mouth, it promotes expectoration of phlegm. The oil is very warm and comfortable to stiff joints, to mollify and supple them. It is the principal compound of the various rubbing bottles, sold for outward application," I have known," says Dr. Roberts, " the dried herb put into a bag and immersed in hot water, prove a capital fomentation for tumours and swellings. A strong infusion for a foot-bath is very effectual in relieving violent pains.

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