Rosemary

Rosemary
Rosmarinus officinalis CT 1,8 Cineol

Botanical Family: Labiatae (mint)

Extraction Method: Steam distilled from flowering plant

Common Primary Uses: Addictions (Alcohol), Adenitis, Antioxidant, Arterial Vasodilator, Arthritis, Bell’s Palsy, Cancer, Cellulite, Chemical Stress, Cholera, Club Foot, Constipation, Detoxification, Diabetes, Diuretic, Fainting, Fatigue, Flu (Influenza), Greasy/Oily Hair, Hair (Loss), Headaches, Inflammation, Kidney Infection, Lice, Low Blood Pressure, Memory, Muscular Dystrophy, Osteoarthritis, Schmidt’s Syndrome, Sinusitis, Vaginal Infection, Vaginitis, Viral Hepatitis, Worms

Common Application Methods: Rosemary can be applied neat (with no dilution), or dilute 1:1 (1 drop essential oil to 1 drop carrier oil) for children and for those with sensitive skin when used topically. Apply directly on area of concern or to reflex points. Avoid use during pregnancy.

Diffuse, or inhale the aroma directly.

Take in capsules, or place 1–2 drops under the tongue. Use as a flavoring in cooking.
Properties: Analgesic, antibacterial, anticancer, anticatarrhal, antifungal, anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and expectorant.

Historical Uses: The rosemary plant was regarded as sacred by many civilizations. It was used as a fumigant to help drive away evil spirits and to protect against plague and infectious illness.

French Medicinal Uses: Arthritis, blood pressure (low), bronchitis, cellulite, cholera, colds, dandruff, depression (nervous), diabetes, fatigue (nervous/mental), flu, fluid retention, hair loss, headache, hepatitis (viral), menstrual periods (irregular), sinusitis, tachycardia, vaginitis.

Other Possible Uses: Rosemary oil may help arteriosclerosis, bronchitis, chills, colds, colitis, cystitis, dyspepsia, nervous exhaustion, immune system (stimulate), otitis, palpitations, prevent respiratory infections, sour stomach, stress-related illness. Note: This chemotype is said to be best used for pulmonary congestion, slow elimination, candida, chronic fatigue, and infections (especially staph and strep).

Body System(s) Affected: Immune, Respiratory, and Nervous Systems.

Aromatic Influence: Stimulates memory, and opens the conscious mind.

Oral Use As Dietary Supplement: Rosemary oil is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for human consumption by the FDA (21CFR182.20). Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or in 4 oz. of beverage (i.e. soy/rice milk). Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over.

Safety Data: Avoid during pregnancy. Not for use by people with epilepsy. Avoid if dealing with high blood pressure.

Blend Classification: Enhancer

Blends With: Basil, frankincense, lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and marjoram.