Origanum majorana: The Fragrance of Health
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Bhushan P. Pimple, Amrita M. Kulkarni and Ruchita B. Bhor
Origanum majorana Linn. (Majorana hortensis) is an aromatic herb of
Lamiaceae. The plant is native to Mediterranean and European parts, but can be
cultivated easily in all tropical regions. The leaves and flowers are characterized by a
pleasant aromatic odour that increases its scope for perfumery and food industries.
Besides its culinary & perfumery importance, O. majorana has therapeutic relevance in
the management of diabetes, hypertension, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS),
gastric ulcers, leukemia, breast adenocarcinoma, free radical scavenging, etc. The
proposed chapter focuses on traditional uses, culinary and perfumery applications,
recent advancements in phytochemistry and pharmacotherapeutics of Origanum
Adenocarcinoma, Hyperglycemia, Hypertension, Origanum
majorana, Sweet majorana.
P. E. Society’s Modern College of Pharmacy, Yamunanagar, Nigdi, Pune, India 411044.