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origanum majorana
sweet marjoram


Name:origanum majorana l.
FDA internal no.: 977051-23-2
Category:spices, other natural seasonings and flavorings
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FEMA Number:2662 sweet marjoram
FDA:No longer provide for the use of these seven synthetic flavoring substances
FDA Regulation:
Subpart B--Specific Food Labeling Requirements
Sec. 101.22 Foods; labeling of spices, flavorings, colorings and chemical preservatives.

Subpart A--General Provisions
Sec. 182.10 Spices and other natural seasonings and flavorings.
Physical Properties:
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Description:at 100.00 %. herbal
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
None found
American Natural & Organic Spices
Marjoram Whole or Ground, Available as 100% Certified Organic
Bristol Botanicals
Marjoram Origanum marjorami
Doug Jeffords Company
Marjoram, Ground or Whole
El Malek
100% natural and pure. EU, FDA
Elite Spice
Fuchs North America
Penta International
SupHerb Farms
Marjoram Medium
Fresh Frozen
Safety Information:
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
Not determined
Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
Category: spices, other natural seasonings and flavorings
Recommendation for origanum majorana usage levels up to:
 not for fragrance use.
Use levels for FEMA GRAS flavoring substances on which the FEMA Expert Panel based its judgments that the substances are generally recognized as safe (GRAS).
The Expert Panel also publishes separate extensive reviews of scientific information on all FEMA GRAS flavoring substances and can be found at FEMA Flavor Ingredient Library
publication number: 3
 average usual ppmaverage maximum ppm
baked goods: -2000.00000
beverages(nonalcoholic): -1.90000
beverages(alcoholic): --
breakfast cereal: --
cheese: --
chewing gum: --
condiments / relishes: -200.00000
confectionery froastings: --
egg products: --
fats / oils: --
fish products: --
frozen dairy: --
fruit ices: --
gelatins / puddings: --
granulated sugar: --
gravies: --
hard candy: --
imitation dairy: --
instant coffee / tea: --
jams / jellies: --
meat products: -510.00000
milk products: --
nut products: --
other grains: --
poultry: --
processed fruits: --
processed vegetables: --
reconstituted vegetables: --
seasonings / flavors: --
snack foods: --
soft candy: --
soups: -150.00000
sugar substitutes: --
sweet sauces: --
Safety References:
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origanum majorana l.
 origanum majorana l.
Pubchem (sid):135356668
Other Information:
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Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
None Found
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
 marjorum sweet marjorum
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 majorana hortensis moench
sweet marjoram
 marjoram medium
 marjoram whole or ground, available as 100% certified organic


PubMed:Isolation and identification of chemical constituents from Origanum majorana and investigation of antiproliferative and antioxidant activities.
PubMed:The effect of marjoram (Origanum majorana) tea on the hormonal profile of women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a randomised controlled pilot study.
PubMed:Antimicrobial and antioxidant activities and chemical characterization of essential oils of Thymusvulgaris, Rosmarinusofficinalis, and Origanummajorana from northeastern México.
PubMed:Effect of the ultrasound-assisted preliminary maceration on the efficiency of the essential oil distillation from selected herbal raw materials.
PubMed:In Vitro Susceptibility of Brazilian Pythium insidiosum Isolates to Essential Oils of Some Lamiaceae Family Species.
PubMed:Occurrence of Stachybotrys chartarum chemotype S in dried culinary herbs.
PubMed:Oxidative damage and nephrotoxicity induced by prallethrin in rat and the protective effect of Origanum majorana essential oil.
PubMed:Antioxidant activity guided separation of major polyphenols of marjoram (Origanum majorana L.) using flash chromatography and their identification by liquid chromatography coupled with electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry†.
PubMed:Egyptian herbal tea infusions' antioxidants and their antiproliferative and cytotoxic activities against cancer cells.
PubMed:Bioactive compounds from culinary herbs inhibit a molecular target for type 2 diabetes management, dipeptidyl peptidase IV.
PubMed:Clinical and mycological evaluation of an herbal antifungal formulation in canine Malassezia dermatitis.
PubMed:Antibacterial activity of essential oils, their blends and mixtures of their main constituents against some strains supporting livestock mastitis.
PubMed:Rapid analysis of Origanum majorana L. fragrance using a nanofiber sheet, gas chromatography with mass spectrometry, and chemometrics.
PubMed:Amelioration of prallethrin-induced oxidative stress and hepatotoxicity in rat by the administration of Origanum majorana essential oil.
PubMed:Antimutagenic effect of Origanum majorana L. essential oil against prallethrin-induced genotoxic damage in rat bone marrow cells.
PubMed:Anti-metastatic and anti-tumor growth effects of Origanum majorana on highly metastatic human breast cancer cells: inhibition of NFκB signaling and reduction of nitric oxide production.
PubMed:Efficacy of plant essential oils on postharvest control of rots caused by fungi on different stone fruits in vivo.
PubMed:Mitotic arrest and apoptosis in breast cancer cells induced by Origanum majorana extract: upregulation of TNF-α and downregulation of survivin and mutant p53.
PubMed:Effects of blanching on polyphenol stability of innovative paste-like parsley (Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Nym ex A. W. Hill) and marjoram (Origanum majorana L.) products.
PubMed:In vitro antibacterial effects of five volatile oil extracts against intramacrophage Brucella abortus 544.
PubMed:Chemical diversity of wild growing Origanum majorana in Cyprus.
PubMed:Preventive effects of Egyptian sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana L.) leaves on haematological changes and cardiotoxicity in isoproterenol-treated albino rats.
PubMed:Chemical composition and repellency of essential oils from four medicinal plants against Ixodes ricinus nymphs (Acari: Ixodidae).
PubMed:Inhibition of Advanced Glycation End-Product Formation by Origanum majorana L. In Vitro and in Streptozotocin-Induced Diabetic Rats.
PubMed:Modification of fatty acid, essential oil and phenolic contents of salt-treated sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana L.) according to developmental stage.
PubMed:Fumigant toxicity of plant essential oils against Camptomyia corticalis (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae).
PubMed:Culture conditions and salt effects on essential oil composition of sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana) from Tunisia.
PubMed:Salt effect on phenolics and antioxidant activities of Tunisian and Canadian sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana L.) shoots.
PubMed:Thermoluminescence study of polyminerals extracted from clove and marjoram for detection purposes.
PubMed:Pain relief assessment by aromatic essential oil massage on outpatients with primary dysmenorrhea: a randomized, double-blind clinical trial.
PubMed:Inhibitory effects of various essential oils and individual components against extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) produced by Klebsiella pneumoniae and their chemical compositions.
PubMed:Impact of aqueous doash extract on urinary mutagenicity in rats exposed to heterocyclic amines.
PubMed:Optimization of ultrasound assisted extraction of antioxidant compounds from marjoram (Origanum majorana L.) using response surface methodology.
PubMed:Egyptian sweet marjoram leaves protect against genotoxicity, immunosuppression and other complications induced by cyclophosphamide in albino rats.
PubMed:Assessment of the antimutagenic effect of Doash tea extract fractions.
PubMed:Chemical composition and fumigant toxicity of some essential oils against Ephestia kuehniella.
PubMed:Effects of Origanum majorana L. on cadmium induced hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity in albino rats.
PubMed:Salt effects on Origanum majorana fatty acid and essential oil composition.
PubMed:Characterization of butter spoiling yeasts and their inhibition by some spices.
PubMed:Free radical scavenging and antiacetylcholinesterase activities of Origanum majorana L. essential oil.
PubMed:A novel wound healing ointment: a formulation of Hypericum perforatum oil and sage and oregano essential oils based on traditional Turkish knowledge.
PubMed:Matrix solid-phase dispersion (MSPD) in chromatographic analysis of essential oils in herbs.
PubMed:[Antioxidant properties of essential oils].
PubMed:Seasonal variation in the essential oil composition of Origanum majorana L. cultivated in Egypt.
PubMed:The apoptotic and anti-proliferative activity of Origanum majorana extracts on human leukemic cell line.
PubMed:Validation of a quantitative assay of arbutin using gas chromatography in Origanum majorana and Arctostaphylos uva-ursi extracts.
PubMed:Protective Effect of Origanum majorana L. 'Marjoram' on various models of gastric mucosal injury in rats.
PubMed:Towards discrimination of plant species by machine vision: advanced statistical analysis of chlorophyll fluorescence transients.
PubMed:Ovicidal and adulticidal activities of Origanum majorana essential oil constituents against insecticide-susceptible and pyrethroid/malathion-resistant Pediculus humanus capitis (Anoplura: Pediculidae).
PubMed:RAPD-based method for the quality control of Mediterranean oregano and its contribution to pharmacognostic techniques.
PubMed:Investigation of the antioxidant behavior of air- and freeze-dried aromatic plant materials in relation to their phenolic content and vegetative cycle.
PubMed:Identification and characterization of simple sequence repeat markers from a glandular Origanum vulgare expressed sequence tag.
PubMed:Zizyphus jujuba and Origanum majorana extracts protect against hydroquinone-induced clastogenicity.
PubMed:Comparative effects of Artemisia dracunculus, Satureja hortensis and Origanum majorana on inhibition of blood platelet adhesion, aggregation and secretion.
PubMed:Application of Origanum majorana L. essential oil as an antimicrobial agent in sausage.
PubMed:Effects of marjoram volatile oil and grape seed extract on ethanol toxicity in male rats.
PubMed:Antimicrobial activity of methanol extract of Origanum majorana L. (Sweet marjoram).
PubMed:Specific leaf mass, fresh: dry weight ratio, sugar and protein contents in species of Lamiaceae from different light environments.
PubMed:Comparison of different extraction methods for the determination of essential oils and related compounds from aromatic plants and optimization of solid-phase microextraction/gas chromatography.
PubMed:Screening of herbal extracts for activation of the human peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor.
PubMed:Antimicrobial activity of some essential oils against microorganisms deteriorating fruit juices.
PubMed:Ethnopharmacological survey of plants used in the traditional treatment of hypertension and diabetes in south-eastern Morocco (Errachidia province).
PubMed:Chemopreventative strategies targeting the MGMT repair protein: augmented expression in human lymphocytes and tumor cells by ethanolic and aqueous extracts of several Indian medicinal plants.
PubMed:Antimicrobial effects of selected plant essential oils on the growth of a Pseudomonas putida strain isolated from meat.
PubMed:In vitro susceptibility of Helicobacter pylori to botanical extracts used traditionally for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders.
PubMed:Insecticidal activity of some essential oils against larvae of Spodoptera littoralis.
PubMed:Vapor phase toxicity of marjoram oil compounds and their related monoterpenoids to Blattella germanica (Orthoptera: Blattellidae).
PubMed:Protective effect of volatile oil, alcoholic and aqueous extracts of Origanum majorana on lead acetate toxicity in mice.
PubMed:Immunological and Psychological Benefits of Aromatherapy Massage.
PubMed:Antimicrobial activity of five essential oils against origin strains of the Enterobacteriaceae family.
PubMed:Phenolic and triterpenoid antioxidants from Origanum majorana L. herb and extracts obtained with different solvents.
PubMed:Insecticidal activity of certain medicinal plants.
PubMed:Antioxidant properties of aqueous extracts from selected lamiaceae species grown in Turkey.
PubMed:6-hydroxyflavonoids as alpha-glucosidase inhibitors from marjoram (Origanum majorana) leaves.
PubMed:In vitro anti-hepatoma activity of fifteen natural medicines from Canada.
PubMed:Recovery of pigments from Origanum majorana L. by extraction with supercritical carbon dioxide.
PubMed:Ursolic acid of Origanum majorana L. reduces Abeta-induced oxidative injury.
PubMed:Antioxidative properties of water extracts obtained from herbs of the species Lamiaceae.
PubMed:Inhibitory effect of ursolic acid purified from Origanum majorana L on the acetylcholinesterase.
PubMed:Evaluation of massage with essential oils on childhood atopic eczema.
PubMed:GC-MS analysis of essential oils from some Greek aromatic plants and their fungitoxicity on Penicillium digitatum.
PubMed:Ratios of cis- and trans-Sabinene Hydrate in Origanum majorana L. and Origanum microphyllum (Bentham) Vogel.
PubMed:Labiatae allergy: systemic reactions due to ingestion of oregano and thyme.
PubMed:Monoterpene biosynthesis: mechanism and stereochemistry of the enzymatic cyclization of geranyl pyrophosphate to (+)-cis- and (+)-trans-sabinene hydrate.
PubMed:Monoterpene biosynthesis: demonstration of a geranyl pyrophosphate:sabinene hydrate cyclase in soluble enzyme preparations from sweet marjoram (Majorana hortensis).
PubMed:Preliminary study of phenolic glycosides from Origanum majorana; quantitative estimation of arbutin; cytotoxic activity of hydroquinone.
PubMed:Monoterpenes in the essential oil of Origanum majorana.
PubMed:Effect of volatile substances released from Origanum majorana and Ocimum basilicum on the rhizosphere and phyllosphere fungi of Phaseolus vulgaris.
PubMed:Effect of volatile substances from Origanum majorana and Ocimum basilicum on spore respiration and germination of some soil fungi.
PubMed:Site of Monoterpene Biosynthesis in Majorana hortensis Leaves.
PubMed:Effects of some growth hormones on plant vigour and volatile oil of Origanum majorana L.
PubMed:[The ash and sand content of Origanum majorana].
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