Related to mint and looking like Lavender, rosemary has leaves like flat pine needles touched with silver. Its woodsy, citrus-like fragrance that has become a feature of many kitchens, gardens and apothecaries worldwide. The name comes from Latin words "ros" and "marinus", which means "dew of the sea".
It is said that the Virgin Mary have spread her blue cloak over a rosemary bush as she rested and the white flowers turned blue. The shrub thus known as Rose of Mary. Rosemary was considered sacred by the Egyptians, Hebrews, Greeks and Romans and was used in the Middle Ages to ward off spirits and protect against the plague.
Rosemary essential oil has been increasingly popular over the years and extensively used for health and wellness purposes.
Rosemary oil is well known for its effect on brain and nervous system in clearing the mind and mental awareness, stimulating brain such as improving memory, helps with headaches, migraines, stress and tensions, neuralgia, mental fatigue. The antiseptic action of rosemary oil is suitable for intestinal infections, diarrhea, easing colitis, dyspepsia, flatulence, hepatic disorders, jaundice, and relieving pain associated with rheumatism, arthristis, muscular pain and gout. It also helps for arteriosclerosis, palpitations, poor circulations, vericose veins. The diuretic properties helps with reducing water retention during menstration, and also with obesity and cellulite. On the respiratory system, it is effective with asthma, bronchitis, catarrh, sinus and whooping coughs; On the skin, it helps to ease congestion, puffiness, swelling, acne, dermatitis, eczema. One of the fabulous use of rosemary oil is to promote a healthy hair and scalp, where it increases blood circulation to the scalp and thus promoting hair growth.
For external use only; Do not apply directly on skin, dilute with carrier oil; If skin sensitivity occurs, discontinue use; If you are pregnant, nursing or taking any medicine, consult your doctor before use; Keep out from the reach of children