~ ROSEMARY ~
Varieties: Rosemary ct Cineole and Rosemary ct Verbenone
by KG Stiles, Clinical Aromatherapist
Keywords: PROTECTS & RESTORES HEALTH
Rosemary ct Cineole is fresh, clean, powerful and herbaceous aroma that’s reminiscent of Eucalyptus. Rosemary cineole’s fragrance is strongly penetrating to the senses.
A strong antiviral Rosemary cineole is known to stimulate the immune system and is excellent for treating colds and flu.
Rosemary cineole’s stimulating properties make it an excellent wake-up oil and is good for alleviating mental and physical fatigue. Use it to awaken you when you’re feeling lethargic or low in energy reserves.
Excellent in a study blend!
Disinfects the respiratory system and sinus passages. Stimulates blood circulation. Rosemary cineole has a clearing and energizing effect when inhaled. Helpful for treating respiratory conditions.
Rosemary ct Verbenone shares many of the characteristics of the Cineole variety.
A powerful and pungent aroma that’s woody and herbal. Rosemary verbenone is also penetrating to the senses though much less sharp than the cineol variety. Its soft fragrance is refreshing, lasting and pleasant. Smells like the fresh cut herb!
Rosemary is a good first aid oil to have on hand as it is very versatile with a multitude of uses. Use it alone or in a synergistic blend with other essential oils to enhance effects.
Rosemary has the highest hydrogen content of all the essential oils which makes it a powerfully stimulating and warming oil!
With its long history of use Rosemary is one of the most highly valued of all the essential oils! Remnants of Rosemary plant have been discovered in Egyptian tombs. Its incense was traditionally used by the Egyptians for purification and healing.
Both Greeks and Romans are known to have made wreaths of Rosemary to pay homage and give thanks to the gods.
Rosemary has been used traditionally as a universal healing herb and it was a chief ingredient in medicines made by the alchemists and early scientists like Paracelsus.
Philosopher-healers of the Renaissance period regarded Rosemary highly and praised its curative benefits in treating liver, heart, brain and eye disorders.
Through the ages Rosemary has been used to celebrate life and to attract benevolent outcomes. No feast was ever without Rosemary. It was considered a holy oil and many folk songs attribute deep mystery to its healing properties.
Regulating oil with both stimulant and relaxant properties depending upon the circumstances!
Rosemary relieves blockage and stagnation and is known to fortify and protect the liver and heart and to enhance their function!
Rosemary promotes healthy function of the liver and gall bladder.
Use Rosemary to restore, strengthen and balance the nervous system.
Rosemary is helpful protection against mood swings and glandular disorders!
Good for relieving numerous female complaints associated with menstrual cycles, including menopause.
Traditionally Rosemary was used to remove the causes which hindered conception!
Useful for restoring and balancing intestinal flora. Medical Aromatherapist Kurt Schnaubelt recommends one drop of Rosemary taken internally to support digestive action.
PLEASE NOTE: Internal use of essential oils for medicinal purposes is not recommended unless you are under the supervision and care of a trained and licensed health care professional!
Rosemary has been reported to strengthen and even restore sight!
Said to make the heart merry and take away foolish imaginations.
Rosemary may be helpful for treating degenerative conditions of the bowel such as Crohn’s Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Rosemary promotes your taking creative action, breaking free of negative habits and is especially good for clearing the mind and emotions.
Rosemary stimulates the central nervous system and improves the intellect and left brain recall of numbers and facts!
Improves mental capacity and awareness, strengthens the imaginal forces and ability to evaluate possibilities!
Inhalation of Rosemary may be helpful for restoring the sensory abilities of smell, speech and sight!
In ancient Greece and Rome wreaths made of Rosemary were worn by students to improve mental focus and memory when studying or taking exams!
Rosemary helps to dispel negativity and negative situations, add to Black Pepper to enhance this effect.
Rosemary’s invigorating scent is physically reviving and a wonderful aid for letting go of feelings of stress, frustration, inner resistance and the tendency to struggle.
Rosemary relieves mental fatigue, lethargy and physical exhaustion.
Wonderful antidote for cold hands and feet! Mix 1-3 drops of Rosemary essential oil in liquid Castile soap then blend this mixture in a basin of hot water for a 15 minute refreshing foot soak to warm and renew your entire Body, Mind and Spirit.
Rosemary is recommended by many authorities for its cell regenerating powers. It is excellent for physical recovery of one’s energy after an illness.
May help to lower high blood suger!
Its pronounced stimulating effect on the circulatory systems (lymph, nerve and blood) makes is especially helpful for lowering blood pressure, as well as for promoting cellular respiration and detoxification.
Rosemary’s antiseptic and anti-infectious properties are supportive to a healthy functioning immune system.
Traditionally Rosemary was used to RID bad ghosts – bacteria causing illness!
Rosemary’s powerful antiseptic properties are in the famous “Vinegar of the Four Robbers.”
STORY OF FOUR THIEVES: During a great plague epidemic that swept through Europe there were four robbers who became well-known for robbing houses of plague victims. When they were finally caught and sentenced to death they were promised their freedom if they gave their secret for how they escaped from catching the deadly pestilence sweeping the country. The recipe they gave, which has been documented, included the essential oil Rosemary!
Rosemary is excellent for relieving respiratory conditions like bronchitis and sinusitis, as well as symptoms of the cold and flu.
Rosemary’s outstanding ability to relieve excess mucous conditions is unsurpassed by other essential oils!
Use Rosemary for swelling, fluid retention edema, lung congestion and cough.
Inhalation of Rosemary in moderation will clear blocked sinus and relieve stuffy nose and sinus congestion.
Rosemary is a key ingredient in RID (Rapid Immune Defense) organic formula.
Blend Rosemary with Fennel in a hot compress, or bath for stimulating and promoting flow of Chi (life force energy).
Rosemary’s beneficial effects on the circulation of blood, lymph and nerve supply make it an excellent choice in a massage blend.
Use Rosemary for relieving symptoms of chronic fatigue and multiple sclerosis, gout, rheumatism, as well as to relieve stiff joints and muscular aches and pain.
Rosemary is a key ingredient in BodyEase organic formula.
Its supreme skin regenerative and wound healing properties make Rosemary verbenone especially useful for treating chronic skin conditions, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis.
Acne prone skin may respond favorably to the renewing effects of Rosemary, as well as to its action to fight infection and promote glandular balance and function.
Its skin nourishing action makes it ideal for dry and mature skin.
Rosemary is a favorite culinary herb for food flavoring and makes an excellent marinade! Add 1-3 drops at the end of the cooking process to maximize Rosemary’s benefits and flavors. Bon appetit!
In Ayurvedic Medicine, an ancient system of healing practiced in India, the warm and pungent aroma of Rosemary helps to regulate and pacify both Vata and Kapha Doshas.
Symptoms of Vata imbalance are premenstrual syndrome, constipation, insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, anxiety and worry.
Symptoms of Kapha imbalance are high cholesterol, low metabolic forces, slow to lose weight, fluid retention, stagnation and blockage, lethargy and depression.
CAUTION: Due to its stimulating properties please do not use Rosemary during pregnancy, if you have high blood pressure, or have a diagnosed seizure disorder.