Origanum, or common Marjorum, is a very mild and agreeable aromatic stimulant, and is sometimes administered as a diaphoretic. Its infusion has been administered in chronic cough, asthma, and amenorrhoea. It is a feeble agent, and but little used.
Oleum Origani.—This oil is very acrid, and a powerful stimulant, and is used only as an external application. It is used in this way to relieve sprains, bruises, paralytic and rheumatic affections, and applied to carious teeth to check toothache. Combined with sweet oil, it is applied to prevent alopecia, or baldness.
The American Eclectic Materia Medica and Therapeutics, 1898, was written by John M. Scudder, M.D.