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Written by: Jayanthi
Monday, November 05, 2007

Also known as:  Rusmari (Hindi), no translations found for Tamil or Malayalam  

 

Why write about Rosemary?   

I have limited experience with Rosemary.  I was introduced to it last year.  I used a small Rosemary plant as a Christmas decoration.  So, I did some reading on it, and found I could use the leaves of the plant for cooking.  I also found out some properities of the essential oils derived from Rosemary.

 

Parts of the plant used:

Leaves, essential oils.

 

Ayurvedic Use as quoted from The Ayurvedic Encyclopedia: Natural Secrets to Healing, Prevention and Longevity, by Swami Sada Shiva Tirtha

-I am providing this information for your reference only.  I am not a physician or ayurvedic doctor.  Consult your doctor or ayurvedic practitioner for indications based on your particular health concerns and/or dosha imbalances.-

 

Rosemary (dried/fresh herb) page 158

Reduces Vata, Kapha.  Increases Pitta.

Acts as a stimulant, diaphoretic, excellent emmenagogue.

Used for: easing menstruation, headaches, harmonizes and strengthens heart and emotions.

 

Rosemary Oil (essential oil) page 251

Reduces Pitta, Kapha.  Reduces Vata.

Used for: blood, heart, circulatory system, tonic, helps headaches and emotional tension, promotes menstruation.

 

I have used Rosemary to benefit my health:

I have used the Rosemary oil in combination with two other oils to make a clear complexion soap.  This soap has been used by my friends and family, who all rave about the smell and the fact that it does clear their complexions.  I hope to start selling this on my site starting in 2008.

I have also used the Rosemary oil in a blend with eucalyptus and peppermint as aromatherapy (three drops of each on a handkerchief, inhaling deeply) to alleviate headache, body ache, female problems and cold symptoms.

** I have read Rosemary oil should not be inhaled while pregnant.  Talk to a doctor/ aromatherapist about this.

 

I have used Rosemary in cooking:

I have used dried rosemary leaves to make tasty Herbaceous Scrambled Eggs.

I have heard this herb goes very well with meat, but since we don’t eat meat, I have no experience with this.

 

References:

Herbaceous Scrambled Eggs!   |  Gernot Katzer’s Spice Pages – Rosemary  |  Indianetzone Spices – Rosemary Leaves 

 

How have you benefited from using Rosemary?  Share below.

 

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