Key words: Warming, Pungent, Flow. Invigorating. Vitality and Resilience
Main element is Fire. Ruled by the Sun- Vitality and individuality.
Key actions: Analgesic, anti-depressive, astringent, brain tonic, carminative, cholagogue
(stimulates liver & gall bladder), tonic, digestive, Rubefacient (circulatory stimulant), diuretic, liver
protective, nervine, emmenagogue (brings on delayed period) and insecticide.
Circulation is a key note for Rosemary. Excellent for cold, sluggish circulation. Heavy, tired and
cold people. Cold painful joints. Protects against arteriosclerosis. Cramps. Shock held in the
Rosemary being stimulating, warm and dry is good for any excess phlegm in the body.
A wonderful Heart Herb that lifts the spirits.
Helping to strengthen and tone the circulatory system of the heart and its muscle as needed.
A note on blood pressure. The essential oil is best avoided in high blood pressure. However
preparations with the whole herb esp culinary can help reduce high blood pressure in the some
cases. Overall the whole herb is a Heart Tonic and can help all aliments of the Heart, especially
chronic cardiac weakness.
For anaemia, low blood pressure and low energy dose with strong infusions taken internally and
The Stimulating & cleansing actions via blood and kidneys, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory
actions can help to ease joint and muscles pains esp in rheumatism, gout and arthritis.
14thC Hungarian queen at 72yrs. Was crippled with paralysis of the limbs, rheumatism and gout.
After taking Rosemary tincture daily she said her youth & vitality had returned and all pains gone.
The Famous Hungarian waters were inspired form this. Originally just Rosemary, then Thyme and
Lavender and today.. 3 parts Rosemary & 1 part Lavender. Tsp daily and can also use externally as
a rub for pain.
For women’s balance esp painful periods, recovery from Pill and implants. Can be a great aid in
menopause. Protects threatened miscarriage (Consult herbalist). Avoid in pregnancy.
North African tradition: powdered rosemary on the cut umbilical chord astringent, antiseptic &
Boosts milk production and health of baby.
Reduces enlarged Prostate in cold stuck, worried men.
This herb like so many in the Lamiaceae family:
Contain high amounts of vitamins and minerals, Stimulate digestive enzymes, aromatic bitter,
liver cleansing and protective, relaxants, carminative, antispasmodic, expectorant.
Has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral actions. Great in any Nip in the bud\SOS blend.
As well as supports our digestive function and immune strength. Can help many aliments
including colds & flu. Windy, bloated tummy, candida and diabetes. Gallbladder in spasm &
congested Liver esp in cold types.
Excellent gargle that can help to clear chronic lung conditions like bronchitis and then works as a
preventative. Brilliant for coughs especially where there is spasm such as in asthma. Great taken
Externally Rosemary is excellent for the scalp and hair. Stimulating hair follicles, improving the
condition of the hair and in some can help with baldness and dandruff.
Rosemary supports the emotions of the heart such as joy, sadness, grief, depression and anxiety.
Fabulous brain tonic. Nourishing & reviving the mind. Enhances clarity, clears the brain of clutter,
connects you to your Courage and self confidence and thus able to speak clearly and from the
heart ie what you really want to say. Excellent for memory and concentration. Clears brain fog,
calms the monkey mind and great for folk who over think so much it is hard to make decisions.
Headaches and depression associated with exhaustion- The fire burnt out. For exhausted yang
energy, always giving out. Not only promotes blood circulation but also Qi energy. Energises the
adrenal system. Recovery from long term illness.
due to sluggish states, which may be caused due to stuck emotional patterns or emotions held in
shock. Helps to motivate and clear fatigue & gloom. Also helps to process repressed anger,
hatred and bitterness esp for those that have experienced abuse from another and have built
strong walls around the heart. Gives space for the Joy to flow.
Rosemary helps one to remember their true essential nature. Protecting from other’s projections,
including when working with the public ie teacher\performer. Other people can project all sorts!
Rosemary has both a cleansing and a protective nature. Generally good for all kinds of Protection.
Cleansing our energy\auric fields. Great for those in nervous exhaustion, feeling frail and lost
Essence: Brings balance, positive energy, emotional, mental spiritual clarity. Inspiration and
awakening. Helps to clear karmic entanglements and helps us to understand our child
consciousness and past life experience to support our Soul Journey. Dream medicine and can
help stimulate creative ideas in the night. Helps to clear worry and over thinking.
Helps us to awaken the hero within and let go of victim modes and other patterns that do not
Helps to end legal matters and for Success.
Stimulating aid for visualisations.
A personal moment: Draws me in. Safe and protected. Love. Comfort and tactile. Cleansing and
Restore. Movement. Slowing down busy brain. Soft and gentle. Reminder to take my time to
settle. Pure Joy. Love. Gratitude and Connection.
Rosemary has been a symbol of friendship, trust and love.
From first writings Rosemary being a brain tonic, memory, remembering past loved ones and
Rosemary supporting our Journey to follow own true path.
Ancient Greeks students threaded sprigs of Rosemary through their hair- to encourage clear
thinking and a good memory.
Rosemary played a big role in ceremony for example in marriage, fertility and death.
Throughout time Rosemary has been an important herb to protect you from infection. Many
stories from the past, including writings about the bubonic plague include Rosemary as being an
important medicine. Often Rosemary was around hospitals, funerals and coffins to protect against
Constituents\Compounds and Actions:
The high volatile oil (essential oil) content which include borneol, linalol, camphor and cineole
these all link to the rubefacient, anti spasmodic, antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-parasitic,
relaxant, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory and endocrine actions
High in vitamins and minerals. iron, magnesium, potassium, calcium, B vitamins, Vitamin C and A
Bitter flavonoids links to the carminative and cholagogue (stimulates liver and gallbladder) action.
Tannins give the herb a drying astringent action. Esp. toning vessels, anti-inflammatory and
Resins link to the antimicrobial actions.
Medicine is made from the arial parts. Harvested all year, few times a year you can harvest the
flowers. Flowers best to harvest just before full flowering.
The Fresh plant is a wonderful way to work with Rosemary.
1\2 teaspoon per cup for infusions. Up to 3 times a day.
1-2ml up to three times a day of the tincture made with Alcohol\Cider Vinegar
Other Cider Vinegar preparations:
Rosemary vinegar made into a hair tonic great for hair and for health of scalp. Fresh Rosemary can
be made into a strong infusion, over night \all day. Strained and then used as a hair final rinse.
Rosemary vinegar in salad dressings.
Externally as a lotion\Rub. The tea can also be used as a lotion\Rub.
Gargle made from alcohol tincture, vinegar, decoction or strong infusion. Also clears
mouth\throat\lung infections. SOS. Can also be used a s a douche. Essential oil.
Infused oil- including Infusing in edible oils and taken therapeutically and in cooking.
Balms or liniments made with Rosemary infused oil, tincture, vinegar or essential oil in a base all to
move the circulation and other stuck states. The action the Rosemary is making in all these
preparations is known as a Rubefacient - a circulatory stimulant. Thus easing the inflammation and
pain of ailments such as arthritis, rheumatism, neuralgia, muscular injuries, bruises, sprains,
chilblains, period pains, wounds, bites and stings. Also as an insecticide.
Powdered fresh or dry herb for wounds.
Powdered Rosemary added to Internal nutritional and therapeutic herb\food blends.
Herbal salt. WOUND HEALER. Also Good as a gargle for gum and tooth problems. SOS.
Digestive, Bone health. Immune boost. As well as culinary.
Rosemary baths or foot baths. WONDERFUL, INVIGORATING and all the wonderful attributes of
the herb, including in convalescence.
Hydrosol. Plant Waters. Honey.
Energetic cleansing with fresh herb. Or other preparation above ie in a spray.
Basic method for fresh herb (fresh herbs contain up to 60% water).
Chop up the herb, put in clean sterilised jar and cover with alcohol 37%-40% or Apple Cider
If using dry herb as a basic method use two parts alcohol or apple cider vinegar to one part water.
Once you have jar with herb and liquid, close with lid and shake.
Label and date the jar.
Leave in in a cool dark place for 2 weeks. Shake daily for at least the first week.
After 2-3 weeks strain the liquid, using a press or muslin type material and squeeze out all the
Compost the herbs.
Pour the liquid into sterilised dark glass bottles.
Label what the tincture is and date.
Working with apple cider vinegar Tincture. Internal Everything! ie Digestive, Cleansing,
Restorative. & External for hair rinse\skin\sprains\joints\swellings\vaginal wash\Gargle.
DOSE Once strained can use as a nip in the bud. Any sign of feeling immune dropping. Take a 30
drop diluted dose 1-3 times a day as need. Can also use as a gargle dilute a larger dose and
gargle as needed. The gargle also helps sore throat, blocked sinus and clear congested lungs.
GRATITUDE TO ROSEMARY.
4th March, 31st March
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