Scientific name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Oil origin: Herb
Extraction: Steam distillation
Aroma: Fresh, woody, herbal
Odor strength: High
Evaporation: Middle note
Origin : Morocco
Rosemary is a plant autochthonous to the Mediterranean and is cultivated throughout the world. It grows wild on dry, rocky slopes near the sea. Its name is derived from the Latin ros marinus , meaning "sea dew." In the fourteenth century, Queen Isabella of Hungary applied extracts of Rosemary to treat gout. In Egypt, rosemary was buried with the pharaohs. It was also burned in hospitals a disinfectant and purifier, used to ward off the plague.
Rosemary is a treasured herb with a plethora of health benefits. Rosemary essential oil contains the antioxidant Carnosol, which appears to be effective against cancer by reducing inflammation and by inhibiting the expression of cancer genes. Carnosic acid, an additional compound found in rosemary essential oil, reduces the risk of skin cancer by protecting skin cells against the deleterious effects of ultraviolet radiation. Rosemary is a circulatory stimulant. It has been shown to increase blood flow and is useful in the treatment of blood pressure problems. A flavonoid known as diosmin, found in rosemary essential oil, restores strength to fragile capillaries. It has astringent properties, due to its tannin content, which constricts pores and tightens lackluster skin. Rosemary essential oil has powerful antibacterial and antifungal activity. It is also used to stimulate mental cognitive processes and helps to retain memory and focus and reduce headaches. Rosemary essential oil stimulates the growth of hair follicles and helps to combat dandruff. It also acts as a vulnerary, helping to speed recovery from wounds and assists with skin ailments such as acne and eczema. It also helps with hypotension, physical fatigue, asthma, bronchitis, painful menstruation, arthritis, gout, headache, muscular soreness, bruising, cramps, weakness of limbs, skin toner, oily hair,, hair loss, premature greying, blemishes, insect repellent, varicose veins, tonsillitis, sinusitis, colds, flu, and swelling.
Rosemary essential oil is an analgesic, antirheumatic, antiseptic, astringent, antispasmodic, carminative, cytophylactic, diaphoretic, digestive, decongestant, diuretic, vulnerary, antiviral, anticancer, emmenagogue, hypertensive, nervine, parasitic, restorative, stimulant, tonic
Rosemary essential oil is an excellent addition to cosmetic applications, personal care formulations, soaps, perfumery, incense, candles, and aromatherapy.
The above statements have not been evaluated by the FDA
This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate.
Safety precautions: Extremely potent use with care. Consult a professional reference for correct dilution ratios prior to application.
Avoid in pregnancy and lactation. Keep away from eye area. Keep out of reach of children.
|Uses||Pain / Inflammation, Skincare, Relaxation, Haircare, Antibacterial / Antiviral|
|Aroma||Earthy / Herbaceous|