Rosemary has many uses in
addition to being used as a spice. Herbalists believe that it may stimulate the
circulatory and nervous systems and serve as an antidepressant. Rosemary leaves also relax
the digestive tract. In addition they are used to treat muscle pain.
Rosemary is antibacterial
and antifungal and herbalists recommend that the leaves be used externally for skin
Rosemary is also prescribed
as a gargle for bad breath.
How It May Benefit
Take internally for:
Apply externally for:
tension - always avoid
the eye area.
rosemary leaves in bath
can be relaxing
diluted rosemary oil has
been though to stimulate hair growth
Rosemary oil for internal
use may cause mild stomach, kidney, and intestinal irritation, even in small
doses. Rosemary oil, taken internally in large amounts, can be poisonous. Always keep to
the prescribed dosage. Never consume fresh rosemary leaves in excess. Never consume the
rosemary which is specifically for external use.
Pregnant women should avoid
Herbs should only be used under the supervision of an experienced
herbalist or naturopath experienced in herbs.
Rosemary is available as
dried bulk, in tincture, and as two types of oil, one for internal use and the other for