Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Rosemary
- Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)
Rosemary oil comes from the flowers of Rosmarinus officinalis plants. It has an antiseptic, stimulating and analgesic effect.
Properties[edit | edit source]
Circulatory[edit | edit source]
May raise blood pressure and improve circulation. Reduces water retention and improves varicose veins.
Digestive[edit | edit source]
Relieves indigestion, flatulence, constipation and diarrhea. May stimulate the liver
Emotional[edit | edit source]
Rosemary is a very useful oil for stimulating the mind. It improves concentration and memory and helps overcome mental fatigue and exhaustion.
Gynecological[edit | edit source]
May help to regulate an irregular menstrual cycle.
Pain[edit | edit source]
It can relieve headaches, migraine and neuralgia as well as rheumatism and arthritis.
Respiratory[edit | edit source]
Alleviates asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis and catarrh.
Caution[edit | edit source]
- 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).