Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Rosemary

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Rosmarinus officinalis flowers and leaves
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Rosemary oil comes from the flowers of Rosmarinus officinalis plants. It has an antiseptic, stimulating and analgesic effect.

Properties[edit]

Circulatory[edit]

May raise blood pressure and improve circulation. Reduces water retention and improves varicose veins.

Digestive[edit]

Relieves indigestion, flatulence, constipation and diarrhea. May stimulate the liver

Emotional[edit]

Rosemary is a very useful oil for stimulating the mind. It improves concentration and memory and helps overcome mental fatigue and exhaustion.

Gynecological[edit]

May help to regulate an irregular menstrual cycle.

Pain[edit]

It can relieve headaches, migraine and neuralgia as well as rheumatism and arthritis.

Respiratory[edit]

Alleviates asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis and catarrh.

Caution[edit]

  • Don't use rosemary oil during the first five months of pregnancy.
  • Don't use rosemary oil if you suffer from hypertension (high blood pressure).