Rosemary camphor

Rosmarinus officinalis camphoriferum

Camphor rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis camphoriferum) is a shrub of the Lamiaceae family native to the Mediterranean area. It is one of the "herbes de Provence".

  • Bath

  • Skin application

  • Oral route

  • Respiratory route

Do not use in: pregnant or breast-feeding women, children under the age of seven years, persons allergic to one of the components (geraniol, linalool, limonene), subjects with asthma without the advice of an allergologist before the first use, subjects with epilepsy (or children who have had fever seizures).

Cellulite
Mix 10 drops of essential oil of rosemary camphor in one tablespoon of arnica carrier oil. Massage the areas concerned.

Hair loss
Before applying your shampoo, massage your scalp with 10 drops of essential oil of rosemary camphor in 1 tablespoon of carrier oil (or 3 drops of essential oil for 4 drops of carrier oil).

Circulation
Massage your legs with 10 drops of essential oil of rosemary camphor in one tablespoon of carrier oil.

Its stem, that can reach two metres in length, is covered with a greyish bark and divides into opposing branches. Its persistent leaves are longer than they are wide, with slightly rolled edges. Its blue tending towards purple flower spikes blossom from January to May. Rosemary prefers sun-drenched garrigues and scrubland. Rosemary was cultivated as far as three thousand years ago between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, for its medicinal virtues. In Rome, Vespasian mentioned it in his fiscal list of flavourings. It was placed on graves to ensure immortality and, in Ovid's Metamorphoses, it arose from the blood of a princess killed by her father to punish her for having given in to Apollo's advances. The Middle Ages could not forego a good legend: rosemary flowers were white but, just before giving birth to Jesus, Mary laid her blue cape on them, giving them their blue colour. The plant's benefits are numerous, though one predominates. The famous "Queen of Hungary's water" was made from rosemary flowers. According to legend, this 19th century sovereign, who could not get over being, and more importantly, looking seventy two years of age, regained a fresh and young appearance, along with a suitor.

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