While the various Rosemarys' are generally interchangable, there are some differences in the genetic chemical make-up that might be due to geographical or environmental differences. Rosemary is derived from the Latin ros (dew) and marinus (sea). "Sea dew" alludes to it's preferred habitat on sea coasts. An undemanding plant, Rosemary grows all around the Mediterranean region and is reasonably hardy in cooler and drought affected areas.
The different geographical locations of Rosemary play a large role in determining the levels of various constituents within Rosemary - the best documented areas are from Spain, Tunisia and France.
Traditionally used as a cooking herb. Rosemary is an uplifting and inspiring herb that helps to stimulate and encourage the being. From a healing perspective the plant has long been used for digestive complaints, lethargy and to lift the spirits. It is also beneficial for headaches and to help clear the mind. Rosemary also helps to promote shine and luster to the hair, many hair tonics and scalp rubs include Rosemary to help promote healthy hair growth.
Rosemary Tunisian has a high level of cineole and a moderate level of
camphor. There are suggestions that Rosemary Tunisia is best for respiratory conditions with the use of steam inhalation. It may assist in the relief of symptoms of colds, flu and mucous congestion (for Adults only). Which may aid in the temporary relief of headaches, nervous tension and stress.
Safety Precautions : Flammable.
Blends well with : Basil, Cerdarwood, Cinnamon, Cistus, Citronella, Elemi, Lavandin, Lavender, Olibanum, Oregano, Peppermint, Petitgrain, Pine, Thyme and other spice oils.
FACT : Rosemary leaves have been productively used for culinary purposes - like flavouring meats for centuries, if not more than thousands of years. From the 17th century, Rosemary was a popular herb and essential oil in European medicine - gaining many perspective claims and praises.