ROSEMARY



Rosemary is a good source of vitamins A & C, phosphorous,iron, magnesium & zinc. 
Rosemary contains antioxidants that may aid circulation, help prevent gallbladder disease & reduce arthritis symptoms.
Rosemary contains a compound (carnosic acid) which may be of use in the treatment of neuro-degenerative diseases
Rosemary in food & as an essential oil can be used to ease headaches.

Rosemary is a remedy for the cardiovascular system.
It can stimulate poor circulation, reduce high blood pressure, treat varicose veins & strengthening fragile blood vessels
It is good for treating bronchitis & has positive effects on asthma.

Rosemary is a tonic for the liver,stimulates bile, gall bladder & digestive function.
It is stimulating to the appetite & cleansing to parasites.

Rosemary is a useful pick me up for general debility & depression, it is also uplifting to the mind & has positive effects on memory & concentration.

Rosemary is also an analgesic & can relieve pain, muscle spasms, muscle pain, sciatica & rheumatism
It can also stimulate & strengthen muscles before & after exercise.
Massaging the body with rosemary oil will increase circulation, relieve aches & pains & warm the limbs.
If you suffer from low blood pressure try a herbal bath made with 100 g dried rosemary infused in 3 litres of  boiling water, for 30 minutes. 
Add this infusion to your bath water.
It is antiseptic & promotes sweating & the flow of bile.

PRECAUTIONS:

Rosemary should not be taken internally in large doses. 
Rosemary should not be used medicinally by pregnant women, but it is okay for them to use it as a food seasoning.
Rosemary extracts with concentrated essential oils can cause a rash with sun exposure. If that happens, discontinue use.

RECIPES:

Tea:

Add 1-2 tsp dried rosemary leaves to 1 cup boiling hot water.
Cover for 10 minutes.
Strain.
Drink 1-3 cups a day.

Warm tea is good for coldsflurheumatic pain, indigestion & as a stimulating drink for headache & fatigue
Rosemary, Lavender, St johns wort for depression.
Rosemary, Peppermint,Lavender for tension headache.
An infusion of rosemary can bring quick relief to headaches caused by overwork & nervous tension. 
For headaches linked to high blood pressure,combine with linden flowers.
It can also prove helpful in migraine.
It is a key herb for those failing to thrive,either after long-term illness or where digestion & circulation are weak. 
For best results, take rosemary tea or tincture before meals for several months.
Rosemary works well with a bit of lavender, roses, mugwort & hops for a relaxing night's sleep without notable dreaming.

Incense: 

Mix Rosemary & Pine Needles in equal quantities. 
Sprinkle over hot coals, may spit a little if using fresh ingredients. 
Good for cleansing the air, especially after cleansing the house. 

Dream Pillow:

Rosemary is nice mixed with lavender, roses & mugwort for a dream pillow, or use the leaves to stuff a poppet meant for healing. 

Salmon with Lemon, Capers & Rosemary:

50 g salmon
1/3 cup water
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 thin slices fresh lemon
1 tbsp capers
1⁄2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary

Place the salmon on the bottom of a slow cooker. 
Pour the water & lemon juice over the fish. 
Arrange the lemon slices in a single layer on top of the fish. 
Sprinkle with capers & rosemary.
Cook on low for 2 hours. 
Discard lemon slices before serving.

Potatoes with Rosemary:

500 g new potatoes, peeled & cubed
2 tsp butter
2 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped

Cover potatoes with water in a medium saucepan & bring to a boil. 
Cover saucepan & simmer 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. 
Drain. 
Add remaining ingredients & salt & pepper to taste. 
Toss gently & serve.

Honey Lemon Rosemary Chicken:

3 tbsp honey
3 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp rosemary leaves, crushed
1/8 tsp crushed red pepper
4 chicken breast halves

Combine all ingredients, except chicken, in a bowl. 
Dip chicken breasts in honey mixture & arrange in a shallow baking dish. 
Bake 40-50 minutes, or until chicken is just cooked throughout, brushing occasionally with remaining sauce. 
Serve with rice or potatoes.

BEAUTY:

Rosemary is also good for the hair & skin, it can promote hair growth & make the hair shine, as well as treat head lice. 
An infusion made from the leaves acts as a natural hair conditioner, toning the scalp & strengthening the hair.
An infusion of rosemary makes an excellent hair rinse, gradually covering gray hair & adding strength & shine to any color hair. 
It also helps reduce dandruff.
Rosemary oil rubbed into the ends of hair will also help reduce split ends.

For the skin Rosemary can treat eczema & dermatitis.
Use rosemary in skin care to tone & soften skin.

MAGIC:

Many superstitions surround rosemary's power. It would grow only in the gardens of the righteous. 

Dried rosemary was laid in the bed linen to ensure faithfulness.
Placed under a maiden’s pillow, long ago this romantic herb was said to induce dreams that would reveal a future husband.

Rosemary hung on the outside of a house was believed to protect the home & keep the devil away.
Hang bundles on your front door to keep harmful people, like burglars, from entering.
In England, it was burned in the homes of those who had died from illness & placed on coffins before the grave was filled with dirt. 

Rosemary was once planted on graves to bring immortality to the dead.

During the Middle Ages, it was hung around the neck to protect from the plague. 
Carrying a twig protected from the evil eye.

To prevent nightmares, sleep with a mojo bag filled with rosemary beneath your pillow. 
It is said that who sleeps with rosemary underneath the bed will be protected from all the harm while sleeping.

To prevent a dead person’s restless spirit from haunting you by way of your dreams, cast a sprig of rosemary into his or her grave. 
According to occult lore,this will enable the spirit to rest peacefully.

Rosemary is believed to attract faerie & good energies. 
Rosemary in twigs hung over cradles prevented faeries from stealing infants.
Bathing in rosemary will enhance your memory & will make you more memorable to those you meet throughout the day.
Added to a bath will ensure youthfulness.

Place rosemary under your pillow to help you to remember your dreams.

When burned rosemary emits a cleansing & purifying energy. It is one of the oldest incenses. 
Burn in a sickroom to promote healing. 

The scent of the rosemary will boost mental powers so use for exams & as a memory enhancer. Smell the smoke from burning rosemary & you will receive knowledge.



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