HealthBoost your Easter meals and health with marjoram - the magic super-spice

Boost your Easter meals and health with marjoram - the magic super-spice

The healthiest spice. Be sure to add it to your sour soup.
The healthiest spice. Be sure to add it to your sour soup.
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8:22 AM EST, January 12, 2024

Marjoram, a spice considered magical in the past, was believed to be a protection against scorpions. Originating from Asia Minor, it was used to alleviate pain and speed up the healing of bites.

Today, marjoram is one of the most popular spices in Eastern Europe, frequently added to soups, salads, meat dishes, fish, and vegetarian meals.

In addition to its intense aroma and flavor, marjoram offers many health benefits. Therefore, it's a great addition to your Easter dishes.

It can be successfully added to sour soup, giving the dish depth and avoiding a heavy burden on our intestines.

Marjoram is beneficial in reducing bloating, preventing nausea that can occur after a hearty meal, and calming symptoms of diarrhea. It also supports the digestive system by stimulating the secretion of gastric juices.

It's helpful for intestinal cramps as well. Interestingly, this plant assists in treating food poisoning.

It's worth adding to sour soup and other heavy Easter dishes like roast meats, sausage, or pate.

Marjoram also contains necessary vitamins for our body: A, K, and C, as well as minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium.

But there's more. Consuming marjoram as an infusion can soothe cold symptoms, such as sinus pain or coughing.

It can serve as a natural "booster" in treating the flu. The tea is also suitable for those struggling with swelling due to water retention.

Marjoram is known for its calming properties. It can also relieve sleep problems, menstrual pains, toothaches, muscle pain, or migraines. When applied externally, it can be used for rheumatic pain relief.

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