Rosemary

Latin:  Rosmarinus officinale

Family:  Lamiaceae

Parts Used:  Leaf and flower

Taste/Energetics:  Warming, drying, aromatic

Properties:  Antiomicrobial, stimulating, anxiolytic, nootropic, immunostimulant, antimicrobial. circulatory stimulant.

Actions:  This well known herb grows easily and is commonly found in gardens for its delicious aroma, lovely foliage and for culinary purposes.  Rosemary is less commonly used in herbal teas and tinctures but is quite common in aromatherapy as a hydrosol and an essential oil.   With its stimulating uplifting properties it has long been revered as an herb to improve digestion, to increase cognitive acuity, memory, reduce anxiety, fight off colds, stimulate blood flowing and externally as a pain reliever.

Dosage:  Generally added to meals or used in aromatherapy.  Standard infusion of rosemary in oil for topical use.  Standard essential oil use.  In tea, infuse 1-2 tsp in cup of hot water 10 mins.  As tincture 1-3 ml to 3x/day.

Contraindications:  None

Further Reading: 

Rosemary monograph  by Kiva Rose

Rosemary monograph  by Renee Davis

Rosemary monograph   by Elise Krohn

Rosemary monograph  by Kirsten Hale