Benefits of Rosemary Oil

03/10/2013 admin Essential Oil Profiles



What is the Genus Species? Rosmarinus officinalis CT cineol

Why is this information important? There are several different chemotypes of Rosemary.

A chemotype (CT) is a designation that tells you that the species has different chemical constituents. This usually occurs because the plant is grown in a different area under a distinct climate that alters the chemistry.

This is extremely important information. Remember, even though they may share some similar properties they are not at all the same. And they are used for different purposes.

Rosemary Chemotypes –

  • Rosmarinus officinalis CT camphor – This plant is extremely high in camphor. Is considered a powerful energy stimulant. Grown in Spain and Croatia.
  • Rosmarinus officinalis CT cineol – This plant is stimulating and is the subject of this website. Grown in Morocco and Tunisia.
  • Rosmarinus officinalis CT verbenon – This is considered the most gentle of the chemotypes. It is used for skin care because of its dominant regenerative properties. Grown in Corsica.

Where is the name derived from?

Rosemary comes from a latin word “ros marinus” meaning “rose or dew of the sea”.

Why is this information so important? Its not, it’s just a fun fact!

What Part of the Plant is Used? Leaves

What is the ORAC Value? 330 µTE/100g

Why know about this number?

ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It tells you the antioxidant capacity of a food item. Antioxidants have shown to reduce the risk of age related conditions and cancer! This was developed by the USDA researchers. For instance: Blueberries = 2,400; Clove = 1,078,700. Wow! The number for clove is NOT a typo!

Most Interesting Historical Reference?

Did you know that Rosemary is contained in Hildegard’s Medicine Book? Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was known as the first herbalist and naturopath of the middle ages. Her book documented over 12,000 remedies for symptoms and diseases. Wow!

What are the Plant Properties? antitumoral, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antiparasitic, liver protecting, cardiotonic, digestive, detoxicant.

What are the Documented Uses for Rosemary? Hair loss, alopecia areta, infectious disease, impaired memory, Alzheimers, gout, skin conditions, throat and lung infections, liver conditions, hepatitis, muscle soreness, kidney (cleansing).

What is the Aromatic Affect on the Mind? Keeps the mind alert and focused. Strong aromatic scent of herbs and wood.

What is the Spiritual Influence? Walking in your truth by being faithful to your self and your own destiny or purpose.

Even the Greeks and Romans used it to understand loyalty. Loyalty to self before others. When we are more loving and loyal to others rather than to ourselves our energy becomes stagnant and cloudy (resulting in poor circulation and/or concentration). This is why this oil is connected to our heart energy.

What Chakra is Affected? Opens the heart chakras by promoting circulation of Qi energy and blood.

How do I use it?

Use diluted – 50:50 dilution. Then,

  • Apply several drops (2-4) on location, ankles and wrists
  • Apply to chakras/vitaflex points
  • Directly inhale
  • Diffuse, or
  • May be used as a dietary supplement.

Good oil for the First Aid Kit? No

Can this Oil be used for Pets? Yes, stimulates hair growth and helps produce shiny coats.

Note about Animal Use: Certain oils can be very toxic to cats. Citrus products and oils in particular. Please consult your vet if you are not sure about applying any essential oil to your pet.

What are the Safety Precautions? First, only use therapeutic grade essential oils! Rosemary essential oil is Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS).

However, those with high blood pressure or prone to seizures should avoid using this oil. Additionally, children under 4, pregnant women or women who are breast feeding should NOT use this oil.

Essential Oil Trivia?

Did you know that Rosemary was thought to protect against witchcraft and spells?

Did you know that Rosemary was one of the ingredients found in “Four Thieves Vinegar” or “Marseilles Vinegar”?

The vinegar protected against the plague in the 15th century and was developed by thieves who robbed graves that worked in the spice industry!

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