Latin Name: Rosmarinus Officinalis
Part of plant used: Herb
Extraction method: Steam Distilled
Country of origin: Spain
Blends nicely with: Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Ginger, Lemon, Orange and Peppermint
Therapeutic uses: Aids mental capacity, improves clarity and concentration, helps when one feels mental fatigue, strengthens the nervous system, warms and relieves colds, bronchial and asthmatic spasms, stimulates circulation, good in a massage oil for overworked muscles, arthritis and rheumatism.
An evergreen shrub with numerous branches, Rosemary’s bark is ash-colored and scaly with leathery, thick leaves that are lustrous and dark green with white underneath. Its tiny pale blue blossoms abound from December through spring, and it can grow to heights of close to 2 meters in height. Its name means ‘dew of the sea’ because Rosemary naturally grows near the Mediterranean Sea. It has been used medicinally for several thousand years, and its leaves were traditionally burned to purify the air. Rosemary was used in Roman burial rites, and that practice continued well into the middle ages when it was customary to lay branches of rosemary on the coffin at funerals.