Marjoram

墨角蘭

Marjoram

Appearance 外觀

莖直立,葉對生呈卵圓形,頂生傘房花序,花呈白色或淺紫色。

The stem is upright, the opposite leaves are ovoid in shape, the terminal corymbs are inflorescences, and the flowers are white or light purple in colour.

Growing Condition 生長條件

喜歡溫和的地中海氣候及充足的陽光,土壤疏鬆且排水良好。

Prefer mild Mediterranean climates with sunlight, loose and well-drained soil.

Uses 用途

經常用於肉類料理,葉子可以添加到香腸、番茄醬及湯。
Usually used in meat seasoning; leaves can be added to sausage, tomato sauce and soup.

Health Benefits 營養價值

有助消化、消脹氣和解痙攣的作用。但使用新鮮的墨角蘭可能會刺激眼睛或皮膚。

Helps digestion, relieves flatulence and relieves spasm.
However, applying fresh marjoram might cause eye or skin irritation.