What is Wildling Lore?

What is a wildling? According to the Random House dictionary, a wildling1 (noun) is a wild plant, flower or animal. The origin of the word can be traced back to 1830. Long before Game of Thrones and other sci-fi fantasy adventures.
I've always been fascinated by what some would term as ancient knowledge. Wisdom was passed down to the next generation. Each generation would learn, would add their own wisdom and pass it on. This blog is a collection of information on plants, flowers and animals, with much of the focus on herbs and essential oils.

Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

Culinary herb, medicinal herb or essential oil - you can't go wrong with marjoram. Its aromatic leaves are often used in herb combinations such as herbes de Provence and it is a wonderful addition to soup, stew and sauce recipes. Holiday cooking? You'll reach for the marjoram time and time again as it delicately flavors turkeys, dressings and vegetables. If it's not in your pantry now, I encourage you to add it your shopping list for your next trip.

The ancient Greeks used sweet marjoram as a medicinal herb as well as a symbol of happiness. As an essential oil, marjoram (Origanum majorana) is an excellent addition to carrier oils for its warming, analgesic and antispasmodic qualities. It also aids with muscle spasms, sprains and rheumatic pain. As an inhalant it is a great choice for clearing sinus congestion, helpful with insomnia and calming racing thoughts.
Because it is an Emmenagogue (inducing menstruation), it is best to avoid marjoram oil while pregnant.2

Essential oils are natural chemicals extracted from plants. If used properly, they are very safe. But not every essential oil can be used by every member of the population - there are multiple factors to consider. Do you have allergies? Do you like to be out in the sun? Are you pregnant, or looking to become pregnant? Do you have health conditions that might exclude certain essential oils from your use? Are you on medications that may interact with essential oils? These are all factors you should consider before you use essential oils safely. Visit my website to sign up for your essential oil profile. Use coupon code WILDLING for 25% off your consultation order at BethanyGifts.com.

Information is provided for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment or advice. Any questions regarding your health should be directed to a qualified medical professional. As always, I encourage you to use essential oils safely and responsibly with sustainability in mind.

1wildling. (n.d.). Dictionary.com Unabridged. Retrieved May 16, 2015, from Dictionary.com website: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/wildling
2Tisserand, R. The Art of Aromatherapy. Great Britain: C.W. Daniel Company Ltd., 1992.  pg. 250-252.