Stimulates memory. Warming, strengthening and toning â both on the body and the mind. Anti-fungal, antibacterial. Useful as a disinfectant. Good for colds, bronchitis, headaches. Excellent for hair and scalp problems.
DescriptionâÂ Rosemary essential oil is a real favourite with its warm, invigorating and refreshing scent. As well as its healing properties, it makes a good nerve tonic.
How toÂ âÂ It is excellent used in a burner to aid concentration. A useful tip is to add a couple of drops of Rosemary oil to a footbath to help ease tired feet.
Origin and main producersâ originated from Persia, but now commercially grown mostly in Morocco, France, Spain and Tunisia.
Plant part used in extractionâ flowering tops, leaves
CautionÂ â do not use during pregnancy or if you suffer from high blood pressure or epilepsy.
Aromatic loreâ Rosemary was popular with the Greeks and Romans who believed it symbolised love and death. As it is also associated with the mind and improving memory, garlands of rosemary were worn by ancient Greeks and Roman students taking exams.