Marjoram (Origanum majorana) is an aromatic mediterranean herb used to add flavor to many foods. It can also be found in tea and herbal extracts. When smoked, the leaves release natural cannabinoids that act as analgesics, antispasmodics and aphrodisiacs. This is why some people choose to include this herb in their herbal smoking mixes.
The best time to smoke Marjoram is in the morning when it has a soothing and calming effect. A few puffs is enough to calm the mind and ease headaches, stomachaches, stress and anxiety.
When smoked, the natural cannabinoids from Marjoram enter your bloodstream through the lungs and bind to the cannabinoid receptors in your endocannabinoid system. This can alter your mood and perception of pain, as well as how information is transmitted through the synapses in your brain.
Unlike marijuana, the effects of marjoram are subtle. However, it is still important to start with a small dose and wait for a few minutes to monitor your reaction. It is also recommended that you drink a glass of water to avoid irritation in the lungs.
Adding marjoram to your herbal mix can create a harmonious blend with other herbs. It pairs well with chamomile, a herb known to increase creativity and open the mind. It also works well with damiana, a medicinal plant that has been known for its libido-enhancing properties and ability to encourage new ways of thinking. It is also believed to reduce inflammation in the body and aid in digestion (8).