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Please consult your Care Provider before using any herbs or natural medicinals. Anyone can be allergic to anything, if you're unsure it's better not to use it. Double check everything with you Care Provider if you're pregnant or nursing.
Nothing works for everyone and nothing works exactly the same for everyone. Do the research yourself. Don't take any one persons word for anything, no matter how knowledgeable they seem. Doctors with years of experience make mistakes that cost lives. It's your body, (your home, your car, garden, etc etc etc) take responsibility for it.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Common garden Rosemary, so good in breads and butters, is also a good add to the medicinal cabinet.
It's a great bath herb, often used as a rinse for dark hair and to control dandruff. A homemade dandruff shampoo can be made with Rosemary and Soap Bark. It also makes a good facial cleanser and can be mixed with scrubs.
Added as a bath tea or added to bath salts, it will soothe away aches and pains and calm muscle spasms.
You'll likely find it in blends for depression and it's a very good herb for headaches and improving memory.
It's sometimes used in stomach tonics but should be taken with care by people with sensitive systems because it can irritate the stomach and intestines in larger doses.
Topically it eases the pain and swelling of rheumatism and helps heal bruises, sores and wounds.
It's a warming herb and stimulating topically or internally.
Rosemary is generally easy to grow and an evergreen in most areas. It can be grown in a container and does well with other herbs. It can be used fresh, dried or even frozen and keeps it's lively pungent scent and taste for quite some time.