Rosemary Rosemarinus officinalis  Essential Oil Information

Rosemarinus officinalis

Rosemary Essential Oil


Botanical Name

Alternative Names

Source Location

Plant part used


Rosemarinus officinalis

 

Mediterranean countries, Middle East, California

Stems, leaves








Extraction Method

Color

Consistency

Aroma Strength


Steam distillation

Clear

Thin

Strong








Fragrance

Fresh, herbaceous, sweet, slightly camphorus/medicinal












Benefits

Treats aching muscles, arthritis, dandruff, dull skin, exhaustion, gout, muscle cramping, neuralgia, poor circulation, and rheumatism. Promotes hair growth/deters hair loss. Stimulates blood flow to the brain, increasing focus, memory and alertness. Adaptogenic for blood pressure: in low doses balancing high blood pressure, and in higher doses balancing low blood pressure. Use to treat upper chest congestion, bronchial and lung infections.















Blends Well With

Basil, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Pine, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Peppermint, Juniper, Eucalyptus














Constituents

Cineole, pinene, borneol, linalol, alpha-terpineol, terpinen-4-ol, bornyl acetate, camphor, thujone, camphene, limonene, beta-caryophyllene













Properties

Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antimicrobial, antioxidant, antiseptic, antiparasitic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, carminative, cephalic, cholagogue, choleretic, cictrisant, cytophylactic, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, hypertensive, nervine, restorative, rubefacient, stimulant, stimulant (adrenal cortex, circulatory, hepatobiliary), stomachic, sudorific, tonic (nervous system and general), vulnerary.















Safety

Avoid use during pregnancy, or in cases of epilepsy or other seizures. Not recommended for use by people with high blood pressure.