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rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

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rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) flowers leaves

« Rosemary thrives in damp, cooler climates and treats the illnesses associated with such environments »

Common name(s):  rosemary, compass-weed, poplar plant, old man
Family:  Lamiaceae
Origin:  southern Medi­terranean
Parts used:  leaves
Constituents: essential oils (borneol, camphene, camphor, cineole, limonene, linalool, terpineol, verbenol), flavonoids (apigenin, diosmin, diosmin), rosmarininc acid and other phenolic acids, terpenoids (carnasol, oleanolic & ursolic acid), bitter, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc, beta-carotene
Therapeutic actions:  nervous system relaxant, sedative, anti-depressant, antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, astringent, diaphoretic,  capillary tonic, circulatory stimulant, cardiotonic, carminative, hepatoprotector, diuretic, antispasmodic
Organs or systems affected:  brain, heart, intestines, lungs, skin

Main medicinal uses:

  • supports heart and cardiovascular system
  • protects the brain, liver and skin
  • balances blood sugar
  • helps warm the body
  • stimulates hair follicles
Counterindications: Those with hypertension should avoid rosemary



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