Rosemary

Rosemary Essential OilRosemary Essential Oil (Rosmarinus officinalis CT cineol) has a fresh, herbaceous, sweet, slightly medicinal aroma. An energizing oil, it may be beneficial for helping to restore mental alertness when experiencing fatigue.* It is also a popular ingredient in skin and hair care products. This oil should be diluted before use and is recommended for adult use only. Rosemary may also be used to enhance the flavor of foods while cooking. Rosemary has an approximate ORAC of 3,309 (TE/L). TE/L is expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent per liter.

Wellness Solutions: Rosemary balances the endocrine system and prevents candida.

Historical Data: Rosemary was part of the "Marseilles Vinegar" or "Four Thieves Vinegar" used by grave-robbing bandits to protect themselves during the 15th century plague. The name of the oil is derived from the Latin words for dew of the sea (ros + marinus). According to folklore history, rosemary originally had white flowers; however, they turned red after the Virgin Mary laid her cloak on the bush. Since the time of ancient Greece (about 1,000 B.C.), rosemary was burned as incense. Later cultures believed that it warded off devils, a practice that eventually became adopted by the sick who then burned rosemary to protect against infection. Rosemary was listed in Hildegard's Medicine, a compilation of early German medicines by highly-regarded Benedictine herbalist, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179). Until recently, French hospitals used rosemary to disinfect the air.

Key Constituents:
1,8 Cineol (Eucalyptol) — 38-55%
Camphor — 5-15%
Alpha-Pinene — 9-14%
Beta-Pinene — 4-9%
Camphene — 2.5-6%
Borneol — 1.5-5%
Limonene — 1-4%

Fragrant Influence: Rosemary essential oil helps overcome mental fatigue and improves mental clarity and focus. University of Miami scientists found that inhaling rosemary boosted alertness, eased anxiety and amplified analytic and mental ability.

Liver-protecting, anti-tumoral, anti-fungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic, enhances mental clarity/concentration, and may be useful in counteracting bacterial/fungal and drug resistant infections.


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