Rosemary

Latin Name

Rosmarinus officinalis

Family

Lamiaceae

Chemotype

Limonene, 1, 8 Cineol, Pinenes, Camphor, Camphene

Distilled Component

Flowering top

Traditionally Known Properties

Mild antibacterial. An effective fungicide Anticatarrhal, expectorant, mucolytic.

Precautions

Avoid during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Dermocaustic (potential skin irritant if not diluted)

Anecdote

For millenniums, rosemary has been considered a powerful cure and an enchanting herb. In fact, it was believed to attract elves and spirits. In Egypt, rosemary branches were found in the tombs of pharaohs. It was also used to adorn statues devoted to the Gods and the crowns of gladiators. Nowadays, rosemary is used during wedding ceremonies and funerals. It represents fidelity, love and eternal life.