Rosemary

Botanical Name:                   Rosmarinus officinalis

Synonym:                              R. coronarium

Botanical Family:                  Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

Country of Origin:                 Asia, Mediterranean, France, Spain, Tunisia

Plant Part:                             Flowering tops and leaves

Extraction Method:               Steam distillation

Characteristics:                    Herbaceous, strong, fresh, woody

Properties:                            
Analgesic, antidepressant, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, hypertensive, nervine, rubefacient, stimulant, sudorific, tonic

Chemical Constituents:      
α-pinene, borneol, β-pinene, camphor, bornyl acetate, camphene, 1,8-cineole, limonene

 

Indications:

 

Mind & Spirit:                                   

 

  • Brain stimulant
  • Improves memory and concentration
  • Clears the head
  • Invigorating
  • Relieves mental fatigue and lethargy.

 

Body:             

           

  • Respiratory problems such as colds, catarrh, asthma and sinusitis. 
  • Stimulates circulation, increases low blood pressure, relieves cold feet. 
  • Eases headaches, pain in rheumatism, arthritis or tired muscles. 
  • Promotes hair growth and reduces dandruff.

 

Contraindications:                Not suitable for people with high BP or epilepsy.  Avoid during pregnancy.

Note:                                     Middle

Odour Intensity:                    6

Blends well with:                 
Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cajeput, cedarwood, frankincense, geranium, ginger, grapefruit, lavender, lemongrass, lemon, lime, mandarin, orange, peppermint, petitgrain, tangerine, tea tree, lime

 

Traditions:                

The Romans and Greeks considered Rosemary to be a sacred plant.  It has been used for magic and medicine, and was burnt to drive away infection.  Rosemary was eaten to overcome liver and digestive disorders.  Traces of Rosemary had been found in the first dynasty tombs of the ancient Egyptians.

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