Description: GRAS- Rosemary is an evergreen shrub with numerous branches and ash-colored scaly bark with leathery, thick leaves, which are lustrous and dark green above, and white underneath.
Common Uses: A general all around oil. Beneficial as a restorative, anti-spasmodic, anti-viral, anti-catarrhal (mucus clearing quickly), anti-bacterial, anti-infectious, immune system, colds, and flu. Assists the endocrine system, regulating ovaries and testicular functions, candida, sinusitis, bronchitis, viral hepatitis, diabetes, cholera, mental fatigue, excellent for mornings stimulation and energy, enlivens, clears and awakens the brain, lethargy, aids speech, hearing, sight, and assists in opening the throat chakra. Beneficial for headache, migraines, strengthens and promotes hair growth, dandruff, lice, cellulite, arthritis, fluid retention, irregular periods, regenerates and builds connective tissue, lowers blood pressure and blood cholesterol. Assists seborrhea, poor circulation, angina, varicose veins, rheumatism, asthma, whooping cough, colitis, jaundice, nervous and physical exhaustion, stress, gout, skin infections, muscular spasms, and sprains. Benefits kidney and liver problems, stimulates liver metabolism and gall bladder action (bile), assists enlarged liver-cirrhosis, protects liver cells, analgesic, disorientation, aging (promoting new cell growth), strengthening the body, anemia, controlling mood swings, cellular metabolism. Rosemary is best used as a facial oil for extremely dry skin. It nourishes the scalp and keeps hair looking healthy and shiny, and many users claim that it promotes hair growth, though there is not any medical evidence to support this argument. It normalizes excessive oil secretions and improves most scalp problems, particularly dandruff and seborrhea. Rosemary Oil is also helpful in treating cellulite. It also balances intense emotions and controls mood swings. It assists in managing stress and overcoming stress-related disorders and nervous exhaustion.
Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Ginger, Lemon, Orange and Peppermint.
Aromatic Scent: Rosemary has a fresh, strong, woody, balsamic, herbal minty scent.
History: Because it grows in proximity to the sea, it’s name means Dew of the Sea. Its leaves were traditionally burned in hospitals to purify the air. Rosemary was used as incense by the ancient Romans and according to legend; Mary sheltered the baby Jesus under a rosemary bush.
Cautions: Rosemary is generally non-toxic and non-sensitizing. It is not suitable for people with epilepsy or high blood pressure. Avoid in pregnancy since it is an emmenagogue.