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Part: Leaf
Scientific name: Rosmarinus officinalis
Energy: drying and warming
Taste: spicy and aromatic
Western herbalism:   Mint family (Lamiaceae)
Main uses:   Nervine, diuretic, astringent, carminative, abortifacient, emmenagogue, cholagogue, anti-spasmodic, hepatoprotective, antioxidant, anti-bacterial, can be used as a tonic for peripheral circulation and to soothe the nervous system, is useful for headaches and hypotension potentially due to stress or recent illness, and the essential oil can be used topically to relieve pain, whilst increasing circulation, can also be used to strengthen hair or combined with apple cider or white vinegar as a rinse for dandruff/itchy scalp
*specifically used for headaches caused by stomach ailments, and contains aromatic oils and salicylic acid
Cautions: in pregnancy as it can bring on menses
Preparation and dosage:
Tea- 1tsp per cup of water, 1:5 dry leaf tincture- 10-30 drops 1-4 times per day
*Always consult a qualified health professional before using herbal medicine, especially in conjunction with pharmaceuticals in therapeutic doses above those found in food amounts*

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