Rosemary for remembrance.

 

Rosmarinus officinalis

During a recent stay at one of my favorite B&B’s in Carmel – I ate the most lovely souffle they made fresh in their tutor-style kitchen. There was a sprig of Rosemary off to the side of the plate, freshly picked from the garden. I sat in front of the fireplace, sipping warm tea and inhaling the savory scents that plumed from my breakfast. I picked up the Rosemary sprig and used it as a stir in the hot souffle, the scent was rich and earthy green… nothing smells better then warm Rosemary and butter! I took the sprig and stirred it in the jam, in the butter and in the croissant. Eat bite was filled with the warming, rich, savory taste of this woody perennial. 

The taste and smell is enough for me to want to devour Rosemary – but check out the other benefits of working with this healing herb:

Energetics: warming, drying

Actions: antidepressant, anti inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, astringent, carminative, emmenagogue, nervine, stimulant

Uses: Stimulating circulatory system, especially head area. Can be used to help with depression and weak spirits. Calms digestion. *Diuretic – so get ready to pee a lot of you use it in medium/high does.

When my dog passed away a few months ago, I used Rosemary everyday for about 2 weeks. I picked it fresh, crushed it in my hands and inhaled deeply about twice a day. I kept the oils on my skin and the scent stayed with me for about 30 minutes afterwards. I had it in a light tea and cooked with it. I cut long stems and had it in my bedroom in place of typical cut flowers. I found that I had to pee about 5 – 10 times a day more then normal, but it was worth the inconvenience. I felt my sadness lighten up a bit and felt comforted by this healing herb.

Healing Herbs

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