Sweet Marjoram, Origanum majorana, is the prefered culinary herb to flavour festive and vegetarian dishes in Portugal. A culinary wonder that transforms everyday dishes into something both succulent and medicinal. Stimulant and carminative. Suitable for a chefs garden – excellent in pots. Sweet Marjoram is the traditional herbal flavouring in salads, meat and savoury dishes. Aids the digestion of rich and fatty foods. The base for herbal tea. The leaves are a herbal remedy for upset stomachs, asthma and diarrhoea. Oil is used as a rub for pain. Sweet Marjoram is native to Portugal and Asia and prefers a sandy, well drained soil with a pH of 7-8 in an open sunny position. Drought and frost resistant. Perennial in warmer areas, annual in temperate regions. Growing to 0.4m x 0.4m.