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Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis

 

Family: Gladstar's Family

---Synonyms---Rosemary, garden rosemary, rosemary plant

--Parts Used---Leaves and twigs

Active Compounds:

Volatile oil: composed of borneol, camphene, camphor, cineole, limonene, linalool, isobutyl acetate, 3-octanone, terpineol, verbenol etc.

Flavonoids: apigenin, diosmetin, diosmin, genkwanin, 6-methoxygenkwanin, hispidulin, sinensetin, luteolin and derivatives.

Rosmarinic acid and other phenolic acids

Diterpenes such as picrosalvin (= carnosol), carnosolic acid and rosmariquinone

Miscellaneous; rosmaricine, the triterpenes ursolic acid, oleanolic acid & derivatives

-Medicinal Actions and Uses---

Carminative, anti-spasmodic, anti-depressive, rubefacient, anti-microbial, emmenagogue, stimulant, cephalic, tonic, astringent, diaphoretic, nervine, aromatic.

Rosemary is a circulatory and nervine stimulant, which in addition to the toning and calming effect on the digestion is used where psychological tension is present. Useful for flatulent dyspepsia, headache or depression associated with debility. Externally it may be used to ease muscular pain, sciatica and neuralgia. Acts as a stimulant to both the hair follicles and circulation in the scalp and thus may be helpful in premature baldness. The oil is most effective in this case.

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