Rosemary Leaf

soothing, energizing, enhances blood circulation Back To Botanicals
Warming, pungent, and aromatic, rosemary is a sattvic madhura (Ayurvedic herb) that benefits the mind. It stimulates and uplifts heavy, congested kapha energies in the head and lungs, and also soothes and enhances the prana vayu of vata, aiding in mental clarity.
Rosmarinus officinalis, Lamiaceae. Cultivated for over 5000 years, rosemary was beloved of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Legend has it that when the Virgin Mary fled from Egypt, she sheltered next to a rosemary bush and as she threw her blue cape over the shrub, its white flowers turned blue. This member of the mint family is most well known for its memory enhancing abilities, (“rosemary, that’s for remembrance,” as Shakespeare wrote) and it was often woven into crowns for this benefit. It has long been used as a symbol and charm for love and fidelity, adorning brides and wedding guests to bless a long and wealthy marriage.

Prevents brain aging

Opens the sinuses and lungs

Enhances blood circulation and lowers blood pressure

Energizes the muscles and the mind

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