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PORTRAIT

Rosemary is a small evergreen shrub with thick aromatic and linear leaves and is native to the Mediterranean region. The plant grows abundantly in the wild in Spain, France, Corsica, Italy, Sardinia and Tunisia, however, most of the oil is produced in Spain, France, and Tunisia.There are three major chemo-types of Rosemary:

  1. Camphor-borneol (Spain)
  2. 1,8 cineole (Tunsia)
  3. Verbonone (France)

This Rosemary essential oil is chemotype 1,8 Cineole. It is the more common variety for its use as an anti-microbial ingredient. It is also suitable for muscular aches and pains because of its analgesic and warming properties. This cineole chemotype Rosemary is best used for the treatment of respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, asthma and sinusitis. Rosemary ct. cineole is considered the most specific heart tonic of all the Rosemary oils. It is said to benefit cardiac fatigue, palpitations, low blood pressure and circulatory problems of the extremities. This wild crafted oil has a wonderful aroma, not sharp or medicinal, but bright, uplifting and almost sweet.

Essential Facts

Plant Parts: Leaves and Twigs
Botanical Family: Lamiaceae
Chemical Family: Ketones, Monoterpenes, Oxides
Country of Origin: Spain
Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Cultivation Method: Wild Crafted
Aroma: Fresh, Herbaceous & Camphoraceous
Note Classification: Top/Middle

PROPERTIES

Emotional and Energetic Properties:

  • Stimulates and Strengthens the Mind
  • Clears the thoughts
  • Energizes and Uplifts

Therapeutic Properties:

  • Analgesic
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-rheumatic
  • Anti-septic and Astringent
  • Anti-spasmodic
  • Anti-viral
  • Decongestant and Expectorant
  • Diuretic
  • Restorative
  • Stimulant
  • Warming

HOW-TO-USE

  • Mailhebiau recommends blending Rosemary ct. 1,8 cineole with Peppermint and Lavender as an excellent treatment for alleviating headaches.
  • Add a drop of Rosemary in your hand of shampoo and wash your hair. This is a great blend to use in the morning. It is uplifting, refreshing, invigorating, and stimulates and strengthens the mind. How about that to start your day!!!
  • Make a massage blend. Blend 10-12 drops of Rosemary essential oil to 1 oz. of carrier oil (olive oil or any vegetable oil). This is a superior massage blend to relieve muscular stiffness, cramping, and aches and pains of the joints, and lessens the symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism. The energizing qualities of pure Rosemary oil make it helpful in warming the extremities.
  • Massage (use above recipe) into lower back and belly area to relieve menstrual cramps. Try applying hot compresses to affected area.
  • Massage (use above recipe) into chest and neck area to relieve cold symptoms such as coughs, congestion, aches and pains, and bronchitis.
  • This is a great oil to diffuse. It will enhance mental clarity, lessen fatigue, kill those nasty germs in the air and improve respiratory congestion.
  • Inshanti Fact – Until recently many French hospitals used Rosemary to disinfect the air.

RECIPES

Coming soon.

SAFETY

If oxidized it can cause skin irritation or sensitization. The literature suggests that people with epilepsy, high blood pressure, and pregnant women should avoid Rosemary. It can be a stimulating oil; avoid nighttime use. With children, use at no more than 1% (5-6 drops total in 1 ounce of carrier). According to Robert Tisserand, he believes that there is no case for contraindicating any essential oil in someone with high blood pressure.

More Info

The ancients used Rosemary in place of the more costly incense in their religious ceremonies. It was customary to burn Rosemary with Juniper berries to purify the air and prevent infections

Rosemary was known to have a stimulating effect on the mind and as a useful aid to the memory. Consequently, the herb became known as a symbol of remembrance.

Rosemary has traditionally been used in skin and hair care. It is extensively used in hair care products as it is reputed to stimulate hair growth and prevent premature baldness. It is also used for the prevention of dandruff.

Reference:

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