Marjoram, or sweet marjoram as it is usually called, is a close relative of oregano, but with a milder, sweeter flavor. It is antiseptic against bacteria and other infectuous agents, antispasmodic, arterial vasodilator, a digestive aid, an expectorant, and has sedative properties. There’s a lot of like here and a good reason to grow this perennial plant in your garden. To say nothing of the flavor it brings as a seasoning to your cooking. It’s a great addition to a beef, vegetable stew and many other dishes.