Common Name: Rosemary
Latin Name: Rosmarinus Officinalis
Old Witchy Name: Dew of the Sea
This aromatic kitchen herb is indigenous to maritime regions of southern Europe and thrives on sandy soil in open sunlight. It has historical associations with remembrance and fidelity. Sprigs of rosemary were traditionally exchanged in a gesture of friendship, thrown into graves in commemoration, and worn in the hair to sharpen recollection.
Protection, Purification, Sleep, Healing, Mental Powers, Youth.
When rosemary is burned it emits a cleansing and purifying vibrations that are said to be powerful, this is why it may be used for smoldering ritual spaces prior to rituals.
It is one of the oldest incenses. Burn rosemary for protection, healing, purification, maintain or restore youth, bring love, and to increase mental powers. Rosemary incenses can also be burned at night to induce sleep.
A rosemary infusion can be used to wash hands before performing healing work.
Rosemary can also substitute any herb in any spell or mixture, and is generally a substitute for Frankincense.
A rosemary and catnip infusion can be used as a hair rinse to encourage growth, promote shine, and diminished dandruff.
A tonic made of rosemary is a stimulant that increases blood flow to the peripheries of the body and the brain and strengthens the capillary walls at the same time.
When combined with lavender, rosemary, is good for mild depression associated with nervous tension, when taken internally or in a bath.
It is also useful for migraines and tension headaches and for indigestion, poor appetite, and flatulence.
The leaves can be used in salads, or to flavor roasted meats or chicken; they also enhance potato dishes.
Rosemary can also be used for teas, and to flavor vinegar, jam, bread, butter, veggies, and stew.
Cautions and Contradictions:
Avoid medicinal quantities during pregnancy. (This means you may ONLY consume rosemary during pregnancy. Do not use any oil, or take any other herbal preparation of rosemary.) Do not use undiluted rosemary oil. (This is for everyone not only pregnant women.)
IMPORTANT: Please note the information found on this blog is for reference only; it is not intended to replace a doctor's diagnosis and care.