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Herbs and the City 2 by The Herbal Guy
  • By: Christian Crawford
Herbs and the City 2  by  The Herbal Guy

Leaving my home, walking on the street of Sunset Blvd. there's is this giant hospital taking the size of two street blocks, I remember the first time that I walked that walk in front of the hospital, something was so familiar to me, it was this aroma, an smell that I knew so well I was standing outside of the garden of the hospital, that huge garden was full of fresh ROSEMARY two street blocks pack of this wonderful herb, I even recalled the last time I ate ROSEMARY chicken, they said aromas, smells can make you go back in time. 

In ancient Greece, ROSEMARY was believed to strengthen the memory due to this memory enhancement belief, it became popular for students of the time to wear spring of rosemary in their hair while they studied. Thus to the Greeks, rosemary became a symbol of remembrance.

In the Middle Ages, in Europe, rosemary was used to clear vision, to sharpen the senses, to help weak memory and to alleviate nervous ailments. Rosemary tea is a long-standing folk remedy for nervous, headaches. Rosemary stimulates capillary circulation bringing more blood to cells, making rosemary helpful in healing colds, sore throat and sluggish liver.

The botanical name for rosemary is from the Latin ros, meaning "dew" and marinus meaning 'of the sea," as the plant grows in great abundance near seashore. During World War II, a mixture of rosemary leaves and juniper berries was burned in the hospitals of France to kill germs.

In Europe and China, rosemary is used as an analgesic for headaches and stomach pains. It has an effect on smooth muscles. Nervous headaches are calmed as rosemary stimulates capillary circulation. It is said to clear the vision, sharpen the senses and improve weak memory. Rosemary is used to calm and soothe irritated nerves, upset stomach and strenuous anxiety. It has been used to strengthen the heart and reduce high blood pressure. Rosemary is a stimulant for circulation.

It has been used as an antimalarial and has nervine properties that help with nervous stomach caused by mental tension. It tones and calms digestion and helps with flatulent dyspepsia associated with tension. It has been found to be effective for digestive problems, is specific in headache and tension relief formulas, counteracts depression, is a specific nervine combination that eases neuralgia, neuritis, tendinitis and muscle pain. Rosemary is a strong brain and memory stimulant, Externally, it is used to help relieve muscular tension, neuritis and sciatica.

Rosemary is used in hair rinses to darken and retain original hair color and in shampoos or oils to control premature balding or as part of sleep pillow to alleviate insomnia and restless sleep. The essential oil is effective as topical rub for premature baldness. Rosemary tea can be used as a mouthwash to freshen the mouth. When mixed with myrrh it is good for bleeding gums. Bess are particularly found of rosemary.


  • Hair loss caused by oil and acid attacking the hair follicles can be prevented by a rosemary rinse after washing.
  • Rosemary has been in use for many years as a heart strengthener that helps reduce high blood pressure. 
  • Rosemary can be used in any female problems and helps regulate the menses.
  • Rosemary is a blood cleaner and an antiseptic. This makes it useful for treating pains in the uterus when bleeding excessively.
  • When taken as a tonic, rosemary will help to soothe the nerves and strengthen the nervous system.
  • Rosemary tea has been effective as a mouthwash and an eye wash to clean eyes that are sore due to allergic irritation.

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