Scientific Name - Rosmarinus officinalis
Properties - Aromatic, antiseptic, astringent, diaphoretic, anti-depressant , anti-spasmodic, carminative, digestive aid, tonic
Common Uses - Drink in tea to aid digestion or to calm nervous tension. Rosemary is believed to increase circulation, relieve headaches and aid in fighting off infections. It is frequently found in combination with other herbs in creams and salves to ease muscle soreness. As a seasoning, it works well with most foods. May be used together with sage as a natural preservative.
Parts Used - Leaves and flowers
Locating & Handling - Purchase fresh or dried at the grocery store. Oil is available at health food stores.
Caution - Large amounts of the oil taken internally may irritate the stomach.
Origin - Medeterranean region