Rosemary Essential Oil
Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Common Method Of Extraction: Steam distilled
Parts Used: Flowering tops
Note Classification: Middle
Aroma: Strong, fresh, camphor-like and with a woody-balsamic undertone
Largest Producing Countries: Spain, France, and Tunisia
Traditional Use: Best known for its aid in memory and hair loss. It is also considered a symbol of love, and the sprigs have been traditionally used in wedding ceremonies.
Properties: Analgesic, antiarthritic, antibacterial, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, cholagogue, cordial, decongestant, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, fungicidal, hepatic, hypertensive, nervine, restorative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, tonic, vermifuge, vulnerary
Benefits: Colds, constipation, coughs, dandruff, diarrhea, fainting, flatulence, flu, fluid retention, greasy hair, hangovers, headache, hysteria, insect repellant, memory loss, mental fatigue, migraine, muscle aches and pains, nervous disorders, sinus problems, slow circulation, sore muscles, tonic, varicose veins, whooping cough, wounds. Rosemary oil has many applications. Diffusing the oil into the air will disinfect the room. Using the oil in a massage oil may help with sore muscles.
Blends Well With: Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, elemi, eucalyptus , frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, mandarin, marjoram, niaouli, oregano, peppermint, petitgrain, pine, ravensara, tea tree, thyme
Of Interest: Rosmarinus is Latin for dew (ros) of the sea (marinus).
Safety Data: Avoid in epilepsy, hypertension, and while pregnant. Avoid with homeopathics.
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
As with all essential oils, never use them undiluted. Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children. If applying an essential oil to your skin always perform a small patch test to an insensitive part of the body (after you have properly diluted the oil in an appropriate carrier).