Rosemary leaf information
Rosemary leaf is used by
herbal practitioners as a circulatory stimulant, digestive, anti-spasmodic and
Rosemary leaf can be used for:
Improving mental alertness
Digestive problems and to
enhance digestive function
Headaches & migraines,
depression and debility
Topically for wounds as an
anti-microbial wash, myalgia and sciatica
Caution in women wanting to
conceive, due to cineole content in its essential oil.
Reduces the absorption of
iron, therefore do not take at the same time as iron supplements, allow a 2
Volatile oils, tannins,
bitter principles, resins
What herbal practitioners say about Rosemary leaf
Rosemary is a wonderful
culinary herb as well as herbal remedy.
It stimulates digestion, improving appetite and the flow of digestive
juices and reduces flatulence and bloating.
It stimulates the production of bile in the liver, improving liver
function and efficiency. It is a useful
circulatory stimulant, stimulating blood flow to the head improving memory and
concentration, and can be used in the prevention of migraines. Rosemary can be used externally as a
rubefacient to ease muscular pain, which is worse in cold weather, nerve pain
and sciatica. The essential oil can be
used to stimulate the hair follicles in premature baldness.
Rosemary is useful in the
treatment of heavy periods, and increases both Phase I and II liver
detoxification pathways helping to decongest the liver of toxic substances that
have built up including hormones and medical drugs. Rosemary can be combined with feverfew in the
treatment and prevention of migraines.
Adult dose 0.5 – 1.5mls three
times a day.
dose (6 – 12 years old) 0.3 – 0.5mls three times a day
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