Latin Name: Rosmarinus officinalis, Rosemary Verbenone ( Rosmarinus officinalis var. verbonene ( contains less camphor), Rosemary Cineole Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis var cineoleaka Rosmarinus officinalis ct. cineole) is sometimes preferred for use in respiratory and circulatory issues.
Family: Llamiaceae (Labiatae)
Plant Part: Leaves, flower & buds
Note/Element: Note: Top/Middle Element: Wood, Fire, Metal
Functional Groups: Alcohol, ester, keytone, oxide, sesquiterpene, terpene
Ayurvedic Dosha ( Balances): Kapha, Vata (Rosemary Verbenome)
Scent: Bracing, herbaceaous, clean, slightly sweet
For Skin Type: Oily, mature
Cautions: Not during pregnancy, Not w/ epilepsy, high blood pressure. Not w/homeopathy.
Physical Uses: colds, flu, cough, congestion, varicose veins, muscle pain, mucus, circulation, dandruff, hair growth,headache, low blood pressure, indigestion,arthritis.
Mental/Emotional Uses: Mental clarity, lethargy, exhaustion, fatigue, apathty, energizing, stress, learning, memory.
Other Uses: Hair and scalp tonics, add a ddrop to a natural bristle hairbrush.
Blends Well With: Leaf, needle, peel
News You Can Use: The Virgin Mary is said to have spread her blue cloak over a rosemary bush as she rested, and the white flowers turned blue. The shrub came to be known as the “Rose of Mary”.
Photo by AromaAngie
Katherine Graf:Aroma Studio:Aromatherapy Home Study Certification Foundation Level, 1999-2010.