This crisp and clean smelling essential oil is great for stimulating the brain,
improving memory and mental clarity, while helping with a variety of
congested respiratory tract problems, stiff muscles, coldness as well as
boosting the liver and gall bladder. It is also used for improving hair and scalp
Rosemary oil has a clear, powerful refreshing
herbal smell, is clear in color and watery in viscosity.
Origin of rosemary oil
it is a shrubby evergreen bush that grows up to 1.5 meters (4 feet) high with
green-gray needle-shaped leaves and pale blue/lilac flowers that bees just love
and is originally from Asia,
but is now cultivated in France, Tunisia and Yugoslavia.
The name is derived from the Latin 'Rosmarinus' or 'sea dew', as it is rather
fond of water. The Egyptians, Hebrews, Greeks and Romans considered the
herb as sacred and even in the Middle Ages it was used to ward off evils
spirits and used as a protection against the plague. It was burnt in French
hospitals during epidemics.
Rosemary oil is extracted from the fresh flowering tops by steam distillation. It
yields 1.0 - 2.0 %.
The main chemical components of rosemary oil are a-pinene, borneol,
b-pinene, camphor, bornyl acetate, camphene, 1,8-cineole and limonene.
Rosemary oil should not be used during pregnancy and is unsuitable for
people with epilepsy or high blood pressure. For more information on epilepsy
and essential oil please click here.
The therapeutic properties of rosemary oil are analgesic, antidepressant,
astringent, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, cordial, digestive, diuretic,
emmenagogue, hepatic, hypertensive, nervine, rubefacient, stimulant,
sudorific and tonic.
Rosemary oil has a pronounced action on the brain and the central nervous
system and is wonderful for clearing the mind and mental awareness, while
having excellent brain stimulant properties, as well as improving memory.
It helps with headaches, migraines, neuralgia, mental fatigue and nervous
exhaustion and the antiseptic action of rosemary oil is especially suitable for
intestinal infections and diarrhea, easing colitis, dyspepsia, flatulence, hepatic
disorders and jaundice and relieving pain associated with rheumatism,
arthritis, muscular pain and gout.
It also helps for arteriosclerosis, palpitations,
poor circulation and varicose veins.
The diuretic properties of rosemary oil are useful with reducing water
retention during menstruation, and also with obesity and cellulite.
On the respiratory system, it is effective for asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, sinus
and whooping cough.
Because of its astringent action, it is also effective for countering sagging
skin. Its stimulating action benefits scalp disorders
and encourages hair growth.
On the skin, it helps to ease congestion, puffiness and swelling and can also
be used for acne, dermatitis and eczema, but a very popular use of this oil is
the use in hair care products, as it has a pronounced positive effect on the
health of the hair and scalp.
It increases the circulation to the scalp and is therefore also effective for
promoting hair growth.
Rosemary oil is effective for mental fatigue, circulation problems, pain relief
for the muscular system, decongests the respiratory tract and is a skin and
Burners and vaporizers
In vapor therapy, rosemary oil can be helpful for congestion, alcohol
over-indulgence, overwork, sinusitis and mental and physical tiredness. It
furthermore stimulates the brain,
improves memory and promotes clear thinking.
Blended massage oil or in the bath
As a blended massage oil or diluted in the bath, rosemary oil can assist with
liver and gall problems, mucus congestion, muscular aches, cramps, pains
and spasms, stiff neck, overwork, rheumatism, arthritis, colds, constipation,
diarrhea, coughs, bronchitis, back pain, scalp disorders, sinusitis, mental
fatigue and physical tiredness.
Cream or lotion
In a cream or lotion it is most beneficial for improving blood circulation and de
congesting the skin.
When added to shampoo it not only increases the circulation to the scalp and
thereby improving hair growth, but also acts as a general conditioner and
tonic for the hair and scalp.
Rosemary oil blends well with
Although most essential oils blend well together, Rosemary oil blends
particularly well with Cedar wood, Citronella, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon
grass and Peppermint.
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