Marjoram is the dried leaves of Majorana hortensis Moench. The round, light green to light gray-green leaves possess a pleasant aromatic odor and have a warm, slightly bitter taste.Click to see full answer. Likewise, what do you use marjoram leaves for?Marjoram is popular in Mediterranean and North American cookery. Add to vegetables, tomato-based dishes, stuffings, forcemeats, sausages, preserved meats, game, poultry and pulses. Chop the leaves, but do not use the stems; add at the end of the cooking time.Additionally, what are the health benefits of marjoram? It is also used as a “nerve tonic” and a “heart tonic,” and to promote better blood circulation. Marjoram oil is used for coughs, gall bladder complaints, stomach cramps and digestive disorders, depression, dizziness, migraines, nervous headaches, nerve pain, paralysis, coughs, runny nose; and as a “water pill.” Similarly, it is asked, are oregano and marjoram the same? In the Mediterranean, oregano is also known as wild marjoram, but that doesn’t mean it is marjoram. Marjoram’s botanical name is Origanum majorana, so it is the same genus as oregano but it is a different species. And marjoram’s aroma is not quite as pungent as oregano’s.What does marjoram taste like?Marjoram is fresh, spicy, bitter, and slightly pungent with camphorlike notes. It has the fragrant herbaceous and delicate, sweet aroma of thyme and sweet basil. Pot marjoram is bitter and less sweet.