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
Analgesic, antidepressant, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, hypertensive, nervine, rubefacient, stimulant, sudorific, tonic
α-pinene, borneol, β-pinene, camphor, bornyl acetate, camphene, 1,8-cineole, limonene
Mind & Spirit:
- Brain stimulant
- Improves memory and concentration
- Clears the head
- Relieves mental fatigue and lethargy.
- 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.
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
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.