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Marjoram is a perennial aromatic herb. Its dried leaves and flower tops constitutes the spice. The sweet marjoram is characterized by a strong spicy pleasant odour. The flavour is fragrant, slightly sharp bitterish and camphoraceous. The plant is 30-60 cm high and develops a large number of leafy stalks with small leaves. Leaves are light, greyish green reaching around 21 mm in length and 11 mm breadth. The flowers are small, white or pinkish or red.


Indian name for Marjoram:

Hindi : Marwa Bengali : Murru, Deccan, Muruva Kannada : Maruga, Kumaon bantulsi Malayalam : Maruva Punjabi : Marwa Sanskrit : Maru, Sinshi, Murwo Tamil : Maruvu Urdu : Marva khusha

Foreign name for Marjoram:

Czech : Majoranka Dutch : Marjolein French : Marjolain German : Marjoran Greek : Matzourana Italian : Maggiorana Japanese : Majoramu


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