Rosemary

Rosemarinus officinalis
Botanical name: 
Rosemarinus officinalis

Stimulating, invigorating and vibrant

Please note: The information below is meant to give a brief outline of how an oil can be applied by a trained aromatherapist.
Please do not use this information as a guide for how to use essential oils at home.

Properties and applications: 
Topical Circulatory System - muscular aches and pains, stiff muscles, poor circulation
Analgesic - local pain relief
Expectorant - mucous coughs, bronchitis, catarrh
Anti Spasmodic - cramps, colic, nausea, nervous diarrhoea, asthma
Digestive Tonic - constipation, diarrhoea, nausea, IBS, sluggish digestion,
Respiratory Tonic - coughs, bronchitis, sinusitis, laryngitis, asthma, panic attachs
Mental Stimulant - tiredness, lethargy, poor concentration, poor memory
Diuretic/Cleansing - toxin build up
Family: 
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Country of origin: 
Spain, Tunisia, France, UK
Part of plant used: 
Fresh, young leaves and shoots
Method of extraction: 
Steam distillation
Blends with: 
Spicy and citrus oils.
Chemical character: 
Terpene type
Safety information: 
Epilepsy is contra-indicated - do not use where there is a history of epilepsy or seizure.
Odour profile: 
Green, fresh, clean and pungent with a woody undertone.
Plant description: 
A highly aromatic bush, long silvery green leaves and pale blue flowers.
Historical use: 
Burnt as incense in ancient Greece, rosemary has been used to fumigate hospital rooms, as a tonic for the liver and lungs and in cooking across the mediterranean.

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