Rosemary has long been regarded
as the preserver of youth, just by smelling the plant.
Maybe this is because it is
beneficial for restoring mental alertness and is known to help
strengthen fragile blood vessels, improve circulation and relieve
headaches that this herbaceous slightly medicinal smelling plant
came to get this title. Rosemary is also known as compass weed,
dew of the sea and polar plant and has antibacterial, antifungal,
antiseptic and stimulant properties.
During the times of the Black
Plague it was burned as a healing incense. When burned it has
powerful healing and purifying vibrations helping to rid of negativity,
especially prior to preforming any rituals or magik. Use an infusion
of rosemary and distilled water to wash hands before any healing
Because of its regenerating
qualities and toleration by the skin, rosemary is an essential
hair and skin tonic. Used in massage to soothe sore, tired, muscles
from exercise and massaged into the scalp to help prevent baldness.
Use as a hair rinse for brunettes on the onset of graying. Rosemary
may also be used as a gargle for bad breath. Here is a recipe
for citrus ~ rosemary nail and cuticle balm. Rub a small amount
of this balm into cuticles twice daily to help soften dry cuticles
and brittle nails. For external use only.