How to Grow Herbs
Sweet Marjoram is best grown from cuttings. Pull your cuttings off the mature woody stems, dip the ends into a bit of hormone growth powder and plant them in wet sand. Make sure the sand is well drained.
Normally your Marjoram plants only need watering once a week but during hot weather you can water it twice weekly.
Marjoram is a great companion for your green peppers, paprika, brinjals and green beans.
As a Kitchen Herb
Marjoram tastes good in most dishes, from pasta, meat and fish dishes to casseroles and soups.
As Medicinal Herb
A massage cream made from marjoram works wonders on stiff or tense muscles and will even help ease the pain caused by arthritis and rheumatism.
1 cup aqueous cream
1 cup flowering Marjoram sprigs, finely chopped
2 teaspoons of Vitamin E oil
10 - 12 drops of Clove oil
Place the cream and Marjoram sprigs in a double boiler and let it simmer for 25 minutes. Cool it down and strain. Now add the oils and mix well. Pour it into a sterilised container and seal well.
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