Orig'anum vulga're, Wild Marjoram. -- The herb, U.S.P. 1820-1850; 1870-1880; Asia, Europe, N. Africa, naturalized in N. America. Perennial herb, .3-.5 M. (12-18') high; stem square, purplish, downy; leaves 2.5 Cm. (1') long, ovate, entire, pellucid-punctate, hairy beneath, flowers pale purple, calyx 5-toothed, corolla 2-lipped, 4 exserted didynamous stamens, aromatic, pungent, bitter; contains volatile oil 1 p.c., bitter principle, resin, tannin. Oleum Origani, U.S.P. 1820-1850, 1870; consists mainly of terpene, CH.  Carminative, stimulant, emmenagogue, diaphoretic, tonic, fomentation; dyspepsia, indigestion, nausea, colic, rheumatism, neuralgia; in infusion.  Dose, gr. 15-60 (1-4 Gm.); oil used in liniments, carious teeth, flatulence, mv-10 (.3-.6 cc.).  The closely allied Origanum Majora'na, Sweet Marjoram, is cultivated largely, being used as a condiment in cooking.