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