Rosemary is known as a potent tonic, and it was thought that the herb could bring happiness to the heart. It is a warming herbs and is used as a stimulant for the nervous system.
Rosemary is a tonic, stimulant nervine, and a circulatory and heart tonic herb. It is also an antibacterial, antiseptic, antidepressant as well as a carminative.
Rosemary is a well-known and useful herb and is therefore included in many home remedies. As an infusion, rosemary is stimulating tonic tea that improves concentration as well as the memory. The infusion is also used as a hair rinse for dandruff, scalp psoriasis and reinforces the color of darker hair. Use the infusion as a gargle to soothe mouth, gum, and throat infections. Infused oil is a useful remedy as well. It is most often substituted for the essential oil in massages. The essential oil is used in massages arthritis and muscle aches. The oil in a warm compress is exceptionally good for headaches. If diluted, the essential oil can be used for teething babies.
To cultivate rosemary, plant the seeds in well-drained soil in full sun around the time of spring. After the winter, remove the damaged shoots and plane the plant after flowering in late spring. Cold, wet weather is harmful to rosemary, so shelter the plant in in the winter.
Rosemary is an evergreen and therefore can be collected and used fresh all year round. To dry rosemary, collect the flower tops in the spring and hang to dry in bunches. Once the bunches are dry, store them in a cool, dry place.
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