Rosemary has been harvested for millennia by Egyptians, Greeks and Romans for gastronomy and aromatherapy. Therapeutically, it has been used for many applications such as purifying the air during major epidemics of plague during the Middle Ages, soothe joint pain and relieve liver problems.
There are 3 different rosemary officinalis. Rosemary Verbenone is the variety that contains the least camphor and is gentle for the skin.
Perfect for detoxifying the liver and regulating the bile and liver.
Rosemary Verbenone essential oil is mainly known for its ability to detoxify the liver. Antioxidant properties of Rosemary Verbenone help protect and regenerate liver cells from toxins attacks.
This essential oil is also excellent for regulating the bile ducts because verbenone helps to eliminate and transport bile.
Mix to a carrier oil, Rosemary Verbenone essential oil is very effective in massage to detoxify the liver and to relieve liver problems (hepatic overload, viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, jaundice, hepatic intoxication) and biliary complications.
Respiratory decongestant and expectorant
Rosemary Verbenone essential oil contains eucalyptol (1.8-cineole) which is a great decongestant and expectorant. Eucalyptol helps to decongest the airways and improve circulation flow. Verbenone and camphor, on the other hand, are mucolytics. They help to thin and evacuate the mucus.
Thanks to its decongestant, expectorant and mucolytic properties, Rosemary Verbenone essential oil is recommended for bronchitis, inflammation of the mucous membranes, otitis, colds, sinusitis and coughing.
To relieve colds, coughs and ENT infections, mix 3 to 5 drops of Rosemary Verbenone essential oil with a carrier oil and massage the back or the concerned area.
Effective wound healing
Rosemary Verbenone essential oil has high quantity of alpha-pinene, which has great skin healing properties. Alpha-pinene promotes the healing and regeneration of the skin by stimulating skin tissues. In addition, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties of alpha-pinene and eucalyptol, help wounds to heal in optimum conditions.
Rosemary Verbenone essential oil is therefore excellent for helping skin regenerate faster and reducing scarring. It is also recommended to repair damages caused by sun exposure and to heal inflammatory skin conditions.
Chemical composition of the Rosemary essential oil
Rosemary oil has a rich composition with a great balance between monoterpenes, monoterpenones and terpenes:
_ Bornyl acetate
The best way to use the Rosemary verbenone essential oil is topically. For treating any skin conditions or infections by massage, add 5 to 10 drops to a carrier oil, such as coconut oil or almond oil.
For a diffusion use, add 3 to 5 drops in a diffuser.
Do not absorb this essential oil orally.
Rosemary essential oil mixes very well with lavender, citrus, grapefruit, frankincense, pine and eucalyptus essential oils.
Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis ct. verbenone
Common names: Rosemary
Extraction method: Steam distillation
Color: Light yellow
Country of origin: South Africa
Botanical family: Lamiaceae
Plant part used: Leaves and Flowers
Odor: Clean, Fresh, Herbaceous
Essential oils are concentrated and should be used with caution. Keep out of reach of children.
Avoid contact with the eyes.
As Rosemary Verbenone essential oil contains limonene, it can cause skin irritation in some people. It is recommended to perform a test before prolonged use. Never use it undiluted.
Also, Rosemary Verbenone essential oil can be toxic if ingested. Do not ingest. This essential oil should not be taken internally unless recommended and supervised by someone who is qualified.
Do not use if pregnant, nursing, elderly and for children under 7 years of age. If suffering from any medical condition, consult a healthcare practitioner before using.
Do feel free to ask for further information and applications.
DISCLAIMER: Essential oils are not meant to cure diseases and illnesses. They may ease some health problems and bring comfort. We suggest you consult a physician and do your own research for each essential oil that interests you.
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