Aroma: Middle note.
This shrub-like herb is grown in Italy, Spain, the South of France and Tunisia. It is widely used in cooking.
As rosemary is highly stimulating, it should not be used in cases of epilepsy, high blood pressure and pregnancy.
Steam distillation of the flowering top.
- Liver and gall bladder problems.
- Colds and flu.
- Wounds and burns.
- General fatigue.
- Digestive problems.
Rosemary is also used extensively in cooking. Rosemary is said to help memory and is often used by students during exams by adding a drop to a tissue.
Used as a blend in massage it helps relieve aches and pains and improves circulation. As a rub before and after sports activities Rosemary helps maintain suppleness. Massaging the chest with diluted oil alleviates cold symptoms.
Due to its diuretic effect, rosemary may help with water retention, cellulite and menstrual cramps. It has an astringent effect on the skin.
Scent: Refreshing, herbaceous, woody.