Rosemary Herbal Remedies
Rosemary is a common garden herb containing natural camphor, which helps invigorate the circulatory and nervous systems without overstimulating. It also has powerful natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is a good appetite stimulant. Rosemary is sometimes prescribed for weak circulation due to overwork or after serious illness, such as flu or pneumonia. It is a common ingredient in hair preparations, perhaps because of its invigorating and stimulating effects on the circulation of the hair follicle. Rosemary might have a beneficial effect on the memory ("rosemary for remembrance") and is effective for starting the menstrual flow when sluggish or late. Rosemary has a taste of AROMATIC and a temperature of WARM.
Rosemary Proper Dose
|Rosemary Infusion||1 cup 2-3 x daily|
|Rosemary Tincture||10 drops to 1.5 droppersful|
Rosemary Reference Information
|Latin Name||Rosmarinus officinalis|
|Part Used||Flowering Tops|
|Herb Forms||Essential oil, tincture, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Digestive system, Nervous system|
|Cautions||Avoid large doses during pregnancy.|
|Botanical Info||A resinous, aromatic woody shrub from the Mint family with narrow, aromatic leaves and masses of pale blue or violet flowers.|
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