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This week’s magical herb is marjoram. Marjoram has a sweet, rich taste similar to oregano. Marjoram is most notably used in “herbs de provence” and is used widely in Greek and Italian cuisine, especially with lamb.
Latin Name: Origanum majorana
Other Names: Sweet Marjoram, Knotted Marjoram
Sign: Libra, Gemini, Virgo
Deities and Beings: Aphrodite, Hermes, Mercury, Odin, Persephone, Ullr, Venus, Weiland
Parts Used: Flower, leaf
Magical Uses: Anti-sorcery, cleansing, colds (wear), defense, happiness, health, love, money, protection (sprinkle in home), protect objects (place under item), purification, relieve depression, uncrossing, ward evil (plant), wealth
If you’re interested in more magickal herbs, check out the full Magical Herb of the Week series.
Want to know even more about magical herbs? Check out The Herbal Magic Correspondences Guide for information on nearly 600 herbs and plants.