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Query from: shilpa, melbourne, australia, 07/29/08
Topic: GARDENING      Submitted on:
Subject: maruvam

hi, i need botanical name for andhra, india, we used to make garlands for god. here in temple i got tiny maruvam stem in archana. then i put it in water, got roots. i grow that stem in pot.that grows really good.unfortunately, my holiday vacation time, maruvam plant dried. i like to buy here in nursery and grow again. i tried but could not find exact maruvam plant.please help me correct name for maruvam. you can write garden center/ nursery name, where i can buy in melbourne, australia. thanks a lot. bindu.

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Response from: Anonymous ,   
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Hi Shilpa, Marjoram is the other name of “maruvam” leaves. Marjoram (Origanum majorana, Lamiaceae) is a somewhat cold-sensitive perennial herb or undershrub with sweet pine and citrus flavours. It is also called Sweet Marjoram or Knotted Marjoram and Majorana hortensis.

The name marjoram (Old French majorane, Medieval Latin majorana) does not directly derive from the Latin word maior (major).[2]

Marjoram is cultivated for its aromatic leaves, either green or dry, for culinary purposes; the tops are cut as the plants begin to flower and are dried slowly in the shade. It is often used in herb combinations such as Herbes de Provence and Za'atar.

Although considered cold-sensitive, marjoram can sometimes prove hardy

It can be used in cooking and this is similar to oregano. All marjorams are oreganos, since the genus name for both is origanum, but not all oreganos are marjorams. Certainly some of the overlapping comes from the fact that marjoram used to have its own genus. Now oregano is the genus and marjoram, or sweet marjoram (Origanum majorana) is only one variety of over fifty types of oregano. Whether oregano or marjoram, they all are members of the Lamiaceae family, the mint family. Plants belonging to this family are easily recognized by their square stems and opposing pairs of leaves. They also have whorled flower spikes. Many of the familiar culinary herbs are from this family: mint, basil, oregano and sage. Marjoram leaves are best used fresh, as their flavor is sweeter and milder. For this reason it is also best to add them at the last moment when you use them for cooking. Marjoram has a slightly mintly, citrusy taste. Use marjoram's fresh taste to enhance salad dressings, seafood sauces, soups, and poultry. A chicken that has been rubbed with garlic, salt, black pepper and marjoram, then grilled makes a quick and delectable summer treat. Marjoram's flavor also works well with cheese, tomato, bean or egg dishes. Marjoram is most often used in recipes of French or English origin, whereas oregano's more robust flavor is often called for in the recipes of Italian, Greek, North African and Mexican cuisines.

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An herb is a plant whose leaves, seeds, or flowers are used for flavoring food or in medicine. Other uses of herbs include cosmetics, dyes, and perfumes. The name derives from the Latin word herba, meaning “green crops.”

Marjoram or sweet marjoram (Origanum marjorana, formerly Marjorana hortensis) is a perennial in the mint family that grows wild in the Mediterranean region, with 90% of the world’s supply coming from Egypt. Note that the genera names Origanum and Marjorana are used interchangeably by some. Marjoram is also called wild marjoram, as well as joy of the mountains and wintersweet.

For several reasons, there is a great deal of confusion in distinguishing marjoram from oregano. For one thing, they have the same genus, Origanum, while the species differ. For another thing, people call them by each other’s names:

* Greek oregano, O. vulgare, is called not only wild marjoram, but also Spanish thyme. * Cretan oregano, O. onites, is also called pot marjoram or French marjoram. * Marjoram, O. marjorana, is also called pot marjoram. * O. heracleoticum is sometimes known as winter marjoram.

Description. Marjoram grows to a height of about 12 to 18 inches (30 to 46 cm), somewhat smaller than oregano. The flowers run pink to lavender.

Gardening. Marjoram prefers well-drained soil, full sun, and room to spread. Cut the plant back if it becomes woody, and it will re-grow. It can be used fresh or dried by spreading in a cool, well-ventilated place.

Food and Other Uses. Marjoram is sweeter and milder than oregano. It is characteristic in German cooking, where it is an important part of the spice mixture for sausage; English cooking, with goose and chestnuts for example; in French cooking, for example in herbes de Provence, and in Italian and Greek cooking, where it is used in sauces and meat dishes, among other uses. Marjoram is also used in body care products, including skin cream, bath bars, body lotion, body wash, and shaving gel.

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Response from: GUDDU .,   
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Hi Shilpa,

The botanical name for Maruvam in Andhra is Origanum Majurana and in english common name it is called as Wild Marjuranll .

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Origanum Majurana Wild Marjuranll Maruvam

HEYNE'S GARDEN CENTRE (BEULAH PARK) 283-289 The Parade Beulah Park South Australia

Ph (08) 83322933 Fax (08) 83324332

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Response from: CS P,   
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The botanical name of maruvam is Origanum majorana

Marjoram, Origanum marjorana, is easy to grow from seed as long as you wait to plant until after all danger of frost has passed. It thrives with full sun and somewhat dry conditions, growing to a compact 8 or 10-inches. Mid-season, tiny white or pink clumps of flowers will form at the tips of the marjoram plant. To extend the life of the plant and encourage more leaf production, remove these buds as they form.

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Response from: Anu Babu,   
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Marjoram (Origanum majorana, Lamiaceae) is a somewhat cold-sensitive perennial herb or undershrub with sweet pine and citrus flavours. It is also called Sweet Marjoram or Knotted Marjoram and Majorana hortensis. Binomial name : Origanum majorana Botanical name:Majorana hortensis Moench. Family name:Labiatae.

Indian names are as follows: Hindi:Marwa Bengali:Murru Kannada:Maruga Kumauni:Bantulsi Malayalam:Maruvamu Punjabi:Marwa Sanskrit:Maru Sindhi:Murwo Tamil:Maruvu, Maru Urdu:Marva khusa.

This spice is not very popular or commonly used spice in India, except that it is used for certain special dishes. It is the dried leaves of marjoram or sweet marjoram with or without flowering tops in small proportion that constitute the spice of commerce.

It is an aromatic herb, of mint family, 30 to 60 cm high. It is extensively cultivated in India. Sweet marjoram is characterized by a strong spicy and pleasant odor. The flavor is fragrant, spicy, slightly sharp, bitterish and camphoraceous.

The color of the dried herb is light green with a slight grayish tint. The whole leaves are small with hairs on both sides of the leaf. When examined under the microscope, many dot-sized oil glands are seen on the leaf. They yield 3.5% volatile oil.……

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Response from: sujatha murthi,   
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Marjoram is the other name of “maruvam” leaves. This question is already asked : You can refer this for the details :… BE HAPPY

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Response from: Neelima Paravastu,   
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Hi shilpa, i forgot the name of it, but u can fine in herb section in any nursery or bunnings warehouse. I have bouht it from bunnings. U checkit out with the smell.

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