Rosemary has almost as many uses as lavender. Roman students studied with garlands of rosemary around their heads, and then wore the garlands when they took their exams to help them remember. You can do this today much more easily with just a drop of rosemary on your book or on a handkerchief to use when you study and when you are tested. Added to shampoo and cream rinses, rosemary stimulates circulation for the hair and scalp. It can prevent hair loss, reduce oil build-up, and in combination with sage is reported to stop / prevent gray hair from spreading. It is recommended in treatment of cellulite, along with orange and other oils. It is useful for headaches, tension relief, clarity, arthritis, respiratory and sinus problems.
Origin of Rosemary
A shrubby herb, rosemary was considered to be scared plant endowed with magic properties in ancient Rome and Greece. Now a days it is found in the USSR and many Mediterranean countries, including North Africa and Turkey.
Properties of Rosemary oil:
The therapeutic properties of rosemary oil are analgesic, antidepressant, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cordial, digestive, diuretic, hepatic, hypertensive, nervine, rubefacient, stimulant, sudorific and tonic.
Most common uses:
Combats rheumatism and arthritis
Combats fluid retention and is excellent for slimmers
Useful in treatment of problems of the liver and the gallbladder
Helpful in treating intestinal upsets
Good for sprains and swollen ad swollen ankles
Improves blood circulation
Good for some skin conditions, such as burns and insect bites
Induces and regulates periods
Has antiseptic action on respiratory tract.
Rosemary are standard inhalations for respiratory and sinus problems, and could also be used in nose drops, gargles and for liver -gall bladder problems (including stones). Use two to four drops diluted, two to four times a day.
Mixes well with: lavender, citronella, thyme, pine, cedarwood, petitgrain, musk, eucalyptus, frankincense and cinnamon.
Warning: do not use during pregnancy or with epilepsy; highly stimulating oil