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Other Names: Rosemary, Garden Rosemary,  Dew of the Sea, Sea Dew, Polar Plant, Compass Weed, Compass Plant, Elf Leaf, Rose of Mary,Incensier,  Romero, Rosmarinus Officinalis
Traditional Usages: Culinary, Shampoos and Hair Tonics, Hangovers, Stress, Indigestion, Liver Problems, Stop Bad Dreams, Beneficial for Low Blood Pressure and Sluggishness, Migraine Headaches, Headache of Emotional Upset or Gastric Origin, Psychogenic Depression, Cardiac Debility, Giddiness, Hyperactivity, Tremor of the Limbs, Joint Pains, Inflammation of the Gallbladder, Jaundice, Cirrhosis, Strengthen Blood Vessels, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Applied Externally for Baldness and Dandruff, Tea for Colic, Colds, Headaches and Nervous Diseases, Essential Oil added to Bath, Flatulence, Oil Rub for Sprains, Arthritis, Sciatica and Neuralgia, Boosts Memory, Burned as air purifier in Sick Chambers, Anti-Aging, Insect Repellent, Epilepsy, Vertigo, Tonic for Poor Circulation,
Resources: Mediterranean Countries, France, Britain, Portugal,Turkey, Algeria,North Africa, India
Parts Used: Leaves, Twigs, Flower
Administration Method: Ground herb for teas and other natural preparations.
Herb Action: Astringent, antiseptic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, abortifacient, antispasmodic, antimicrobial, carminative, circulatory stimulant, cardiac tonic, digestive remedy, diuretic, disinfectant, nervine, promotes sweating, promotes bile flow, promotes menstrual flow, restorative tonic for nervous system, tonic

Herbal Research: Rosemary
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Health Warning: Avoid during Pregnancy and Breastfeeding. Do not take Essential Oil internally unless under Profesional Medical Supervision.

Rosemary - Herbal remedy for Alopecia: Rosemary has long been believed to keep hair healthy and lush. Add a bunch of fresh rosemary to a small pot of water. Allow to boil for 10-minutes. Let it cool down then apply to hair twice a day. Leave for 3-4 minutes then blow-dry hair. You can also add one part rosemary oil to two parts almond oil and massage the mixture into your scalp for 20-minutes a day.

Rosemary - Herbal remedy for Amnesia: The dried leaves of rosemary can be boiled in water and taken as a herbal tea to boost memory.

Rosemary - Herbal remedy for Back Pain:  Drinking rosemary tea for pain is a remedy used in the contemporary Hispanic folk medicine of Mexico and the Southwest. Its leaf contains four anti-inflammatory substances. Directions: put half an ounce of rosemary leaves in one litre of boiling water. Cover and let it stand for 30-minutes. Drink a cup as hot as possible before going to bed, and have another cup in the morning before breakfast.

Rosemary – Herbal remedy for Deep Vein Thrombosis:  The young tops, leaves and flowers can be made into a tea by infusing them in boiling water. Drink a cup three times daily.

Rosemary - Herbal remedy for Dementia:  When used in cooking and taken as a herbal tea, rosemary prevents free radicals from damaging cells in the brain. Infuse a few sprigs and leaves in boiling water. Strain and drink three times daily.

Rosemary - Herbal remedy for Fever:  Infuse one teaspoon of fresh rosemary in one cup boiling water for 10-minutes, strain and drink twice daily.

Rosemary - Herbal remedy for Gallstones:  Rosemary stimulates bile production while also eliminating any spasms that might occur in the bile duct. Drink an infusion of rosemary three times a day.

Rosemary – Herbal remedy for Heart Attack:  Rosemary tincture is a cardiac stimulant alcohol. It can be made at home. Pour 2 cups of vodka into a glass jar with a lid.  A tincture is a blend of herbal essential oils blended in. Add half a cup of rosemary needles to the vodka. You may crush the needles before adding it to release the essential oils. Seal the jar and store in a cool, dark place for 6-8 weeks. Strain the rosemary tincture, removing the needles from the vodka. Pour the strained tincture back into the jar.
Fill an eyedropper half full with the tincture and take orally every two hours for 48 hours one week after the heart attack. Reduce the amount taken to twice daily for the next two weeks. Store the rosemary tincture in a cool, dark place when not in use.

Always seek the advice of your doctor before taking herbal remedies


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