Herbs In Common with the Tropics


Rosemarinus officinalis

This beautiful garden herb does not grow as happily in Brazil as it does in the UK.  It is not seen in many gardens and doesn’t seem to grow in the wild.

Rosemary is traditionally used as an antiseptic, astringent and a food preservative. It is used in facial cleansers for oily skin, and in compresses in treatment of bruises and sprains. It is a very helpful muscle relaxant, and can relieve muscle cramps and improve circulation in the affected area. It also improves relaxation of muscles of the digestive tract and uterus. Therefore, it can be used in cases of digestive complaints and menstrual cramps. Some studies suggest Rosemary’s beneficial effects on our brain. Used in aromatherapy, Rosemary oil is said to improve concentration and memory.
Note: Before using this herb consult a qualified medical herbalist.