||Rosmarinus officinalis l. leaf oil, Rosemary essential
||8000-25-7, F.E.M.A. : 2992
||Plant Parts Used
||Leaves and flowering tops
||Color & Odor
||Colorless to pale yellow clear liquid with herbal,
camphor, woody, balsam fragrance
This evergreen tree can grow up to 40 meters (130 feet) and has a flat
crown. The bark is a reddish-brown that is deeply fissured with needle-like
Constituents & Specifications :
Rosemary oil has various chemical compounds that include Pinenes, camphene,
limonene, cineol, borneal, camphor, linalol, terpineol, octanone and bornyl
Specific Gravity :
0.89800 - 0.92200 @ 25°C
Refractive Index :
1.46600 - 1.47000 @ 25°C.
Analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antispasmodic,
astringent, carminative, cholagogue, hypertensive, nervine, rubefacient,
stimulant, stomachic and sudorific. It is also considered antidepressant and
Benefits & Uses :
- Rosemary oil is used for all variety respiratory problems colds,
sinusitis, lung congestion and asthma. Traditionally used for healing
skin problems, it is commonly added in preparations to help acne,
eczema, over production of skin oil, dermatitis, etc.
- It's used in many citrus colognes, forest and oriental perfumes and
eau de cologne. Rinses for dark hair often contain rosemary, as do room
deodorants, household sprays, disinfectants and soaps. It is also used
in inhalation, bath and massage.
- Rosemary has a very old reputation for improving memory, and has been
used as a symbol for remembrance.