mantzourana siskeuasia

Marjoram has been known since antiquity to Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Arabs, for whom it was the symbol of happiness. 

In Egypt, they used it to overcome the feeling of regret. The ancient Greeks who lived in present-day Syria made from marjoram a very powerful fragrance they called “amaracin. 

From there it was introduced to the women of Athens, but reportedly it was so fragrant and powerful that it caused a headache.