Remembering Wholeness: Rosemary
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis is known for remembrance and to keep the spirit youthful. Keep it under your bed to protect against bad dreams, hang it above doors and porches to deter thieves. Rosemary planted by the front door shows that the women run the home as well as their fortune. Clears spaces of harmful energies through its purifying vibrations and happy song. Watch closely the Rosemary bush, for you might just spot the Good Folk hidden amongst its branches.
Rosemary is the herb for those who look as though they need the dry, hot heat of the Mediterranean to restore their vitality and bring a healthy color to the skin. For those who feel stuck, might have poor circulation, and a general lack of energy and enthusiasm – life seems a bit grey, a bit bitter. The glow of Rosemary relieves the chilliness of body and spirit, bringing warmth and movement to the heart and mind.
Rosemary has many uses because it is, quite frankly, so useful! Rosemary is good for aiding the memory and improving concentration, as well as relieving tension headaches and “brain fog.” It also helps atop our head by promoting hair growth and providing relief for itchy scalps and dandruff. Rosemary has also been used in treatments of depression, Alzheimer’s disease, vertigo, stress, and anxiety.
After a bought of sickness or a round of the blues, drink Rosemary tea to restore your body’s inner warmth and fire for life. Rosemary is very restorative to all of our blood organs such as the liver, heart, spleen, and kidneys, which need some helpful cleansing after a period of fatigue. Use Rosemary to bring on menses and reduce menstrual cramps.
Rosemary bush from wikipedia.org
Rosemary stimulates liver function and improves circulation by raising blood pressure. Our green friend also treats excessive blood sugar by enhancing the burning off of and consumption of blood sugars and fats by the metabolism. Therefore, Rosemary is used in the treatment of diabetes. Rosemary can also be used as a cancer preventative for its abilities to prevent carcinogenic chemicals from binding to DNA and causing mutations.
Topically, Rosemary can be used to relieve the itch of eczema, soothe sore muscles, sprains, and rheumatism. The oil can be rubbed into the skin to improve circulation. A poultice of Rosemary placed on the forehead and back of the neck can be employed when treating headaches and migraines. Make a medicinal strength brew of Rosemary tea to use as a hair rinse to treat dandruff and scalp itchiness.