Ethnobotanical Dictionary
Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis

It is an evergreen shrub that reaches up to 2 m. in height. Its leaves are dark green, resinous and fragrant. Propagation occurs by seed, although it can grow spontaneously in thickets. It grows in semi-sunny places and soils with good drainage. The stem become dense after the second year of growth. Flowers are small, light blue or light violet.

Applications:

It can be applied externally to produce stimulating effects that improve the recovery of respiratory and digestive diseases. Taken as an infusion it can help decrease flatulence in the digestive track. Due to its bactericidal properties it can serve as a complement to an antibiotic treatment. Rosemary oil helps mitigate muscle aches, improves circulation in hair follicles, fights bad breath, relieves sores and inflammation.

Rosmarinus officinalis