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The Herb Patch
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(Origanum majorana) - Sweet marjoram 

My first attraction to marjoram is its fragrance. It has an almost lemony, flower-fragrant taste and smell. Marjoram is often used interchangeably with its cousin oregano. We use it in our soups and stews, and any tomato based dishes like pasta sauce and pizza. 

Like most herbs, marjoram also possesses antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral properties. If you enjoy a hot drink at night you may want to try marjoram tea which is said to have a calming effect which may help to induce sleep.