Rosemary Oil

Rosemary Oil ...

To the ancient Greeks and Romans rosemary was sacred, symbolic of loyalty, death, and remembrance, as well as scholarly learning. At weddings and important occasions, wherever solemn vows were made, garlands and headdresses of rosemary were worn, as an emblem of trust and constancy.


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Botanical Name - Rosmarinus officinalis

Common Method Of Extraction - Steam distilled

Parts Distilled - 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 – Rosemary oil is used extensively in soaps, detergents, cosmetics, household sprays and perfumes and as a masking agent. Employed in most major food categories, as well as drinks.

Properties - Analgesic, antidepressant, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, antitussive, antitoxic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, choleretic, cicatrisant, cordial, cytophylactic, decongestant, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, fungicidal, hepatic, hypertensor, nervine, parasiticide, pectoral, restorative, rubefacient, stimulant, stomachic, sudorific, tonic, and vulnerary.

Benefits - Acne, amenorrhea, arouses memory, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, asthma, baldness, bronchitis, chlorosis, cholecystitis, cirrhosis, colds, colitis, constipation, coughs, dandruff, debility, dermatitis, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea, dyspepsia, eczema, enhances circulation, epilepsy, fainting, flatulence, flu, fluid retention, general weakness, gout, greasy hair, hangovers, headache, hepatic disorders, hypercholesterolaemia, hypotension, hysteria, increases the secretion of bile, insect repellant, jaundice, leucorrhea, lice, mental fatigue, migraine, muscle pain and spasms, nervous disorders, neuralgia, palpitations, pediculosis, rheumatism, scabies, sinus problems, sore muscles, stimulating (mind, body, adrenals, and memory), tonic (heart, liver, and gallbladder), varicose veins, whooping cough, and wounds.

Blends Well With - Basil, bergamot, black pepper, cedarwood, cinnamon, citronella, clary sage, elemi, eucalyptus (all), frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, labdanum, lavandin, lavender, lemon, litsea cubeba, mandarin, marjoram, niaouli, olibanum

Safety DataRosemary oil is non-toxic, non-irritant (in dilution only), non-sensitizing. Avoid during pregnancy. Not to be used by epileptics. Is contraindicated in cases of high blood pressure.

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