Hello friends! Today I want to talk about Rosemary (Rosemarinus officianlis), a very helpful herb. Of course, you’ve probably come across Rosemary in a garden or on a plate – it makes a delicious cooking herb! But according to the Aromatic Wisdom Institute, Rosemary is good for more than chicken.
Did you know that Rosemary, like Thyme, has several different variations (chemotypes)? There are three major chemotypes: camphor, 1,8 cineole, and verbenone. Each variation has slightly different properties, making it important to know what you are getting into!
Camphor helps to improve circulation, while 1,8 cineole is good for the respiratory system. Verbenone also helps clear the airways of mucous, but it also regenerates the skin, making it great for skincare.
Rosemary is great for the scalp. You can add the oil to shampoo or use a hydrosol to refresh the scalp and treat dandruff and hair loss. The camphor chemotype makes a great remedy for sore and tired muscles when mixed with a carrier and massaged into the skin.
Rosemary stimulates the mind and brings energy. It also helps with clarity and strength of the mind. The herb is antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic. It helps with gas, congestion, and fever, and it has a warming effect on the body.
We use Rosemary in our joint and muscle lotion blend. It’s awesome for sore muscles and arthritic joints. It also helps with more superficial skin issues, like bruises and scrapes.
So what do you think? Have you learned something about Rosemary you never knew before? We want to hear from you!