Rosemary essential oil comes from the 4 foot high evergreen bush, it has needle shaped leaves and grows light blue flowers. Originally from Asia, the plant has since found its way to Tunisia, France, and Yugoslavia. The oil is extracted from the plants leaves through steam distillation, it is clear in color with a refreshing aroma and watery consistency. The name comes from the Latin ‘Rosmarinus’ due to its love of water. The FDA has certified rosemary as “GRAS,” which means that it is “generally recognized as safe.”
Antibacterial, anticatarrhal, antifungal, antioxidant, diuretic, stimulant anti-inflammatory, expectorant, anti-infectious, antiseptic, anticancer, antioxidant, and analgesic.
Rosemary essential oil may be used for hair loss, migraines, chills, asthma, constipation, diarrhea, eczema/psoriasis, indigestion, E Coli, gout, flu, sinusitis, immune system boost, Candida, sour stomach, palpitations, menstrual problems, stiff joints, arthritis, skin disorders, indigestion, oily hair, arteriosclerosis, dyspepsia, muscle pain, low blood pressure, cold, stress related illness, sinusitis, and prevents respiratory infection.
Topically- Apply topically to location of concern or reflex points. Apply neat, or mix with massage oil, lotion, or cream and massage into skin. Add to bathwater and bathe.
Internally- Mix 1 drop oil with 1 tsp. honey or 4 oz. beverage, consume. (Do not give to children under the age of 6). Use while cooking.
Aromatically- Diffuse into air. Inhale and breathe directly from bottle. Mix with hot water in a bowl, inhale vapors.
Rosemary was anciently used as a sacred and holy in many areas of the world. It was often used to ward off evil spirits and to cure infectious illness. It has also been traditionally used for better mental clarity and awakening the mind.
Aromatically this oil may open the mind and enhance memory.
Rosemary essential oil should not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Consult with your doctor before use during these health conditions.
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