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One of nature's finest antioxidants and stimulants, making it a famous anti-aging herb. Drooping shrub that looks like pine needles with white, blue, purple or pink flowers. It stimulates everything in the body, including circulation to the head, so it’s good for memory, hair and age related problems. Contains a powerful substance called rosemarinic, which is used for everything from cancer to Alzheimer’s. Components in rosemary prevent the breakdown of acetylcholine in the brain, a key brain chemical for memory. Rosemary is rich in highly absorbable calcium for stress and tension, and shows good results for breast cancer. A good antidepressant tea because of strengthening and calming effect on the nerves. Put in bath for calming effect. Contains up to 20% camphor. Stimulates digestion, sexual organs, menstrual flow, helps low blood pressure, anti-fungal rub on head to stimulate hair growth, adrenal glands, great for headaches, vertigo, dizziness, increases bile (helps liver, gallbladder), stimulates waste to move through body, eliminating stagnant food from a sluggish digestive system, helps heal the mouth gums. For food poisoning, chew rosemary and swallow. Avoid if pregnant or prone to epileptic seizures. Highly suggested for women with breast cancer. Make tea, crush into food and drinks, or just plain eat it.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz