(DISCLAIMER: I AM NOT A DOCTOR AND YOU SHOULD ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE TREATING ANY CONDITION. THE INFORMATION BELOW SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS MEDICAL ADVICE)
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I am currently studying to become a community herbalist and have used herbs to treat minor ailments for 14 years. All information shared in these posts come from study, research and experience.
Before we get into the amazing uses of this flower, let’s go over some basic GUIDELINES as these will apply to any herb you work with:
*Prior to starting an herbal regimen, speak with a licensed *physician.
*Herbal medicines (sometimes called supplements) come in flower, capsules, tinctures and essential oils.
*Essential oils SHOULD NEVER BE INGESTED WITHOUT A DOCTOR APPROVAL.
*Essential oils should be mixed with a carrier oil and tested on a small patch of skin to test for allergic reactions.
*Carrier oils: Coconut, almond, grapeseed, apricot, and hemp. (There are others, do your research for a complete list).
*ASK QUESTIONS IF YOU ARE UNSURE.
*The herbal market isn’t licensed by the FDA but, there are excellent (and well known) herbal manufacturers online as well as brick and mortar. Read customer reviews, ask for lab results etc. The point is to make sure the products you use are safe for you, your family, and community.
Type of plant: Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis
Part Used: Leaves, twigs, flowers
Therapeutic Uses: kills germs, air freshener, cleaner, antiseptic, colds, wound care, eczema, muscle pain
Blends Well With: basil, bergamot, clove bud, ginger, fir needle, peppermint, cinnamon, grapefruit
Precautions: Avoid during pregnancy
Substitutes: cypress, fir needle, oregano, sweet marjoram
Achy Muscles Blend
10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
10 drops Marjoram, sweet Essential Oil
10 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil
6 tsp carrier oil
Place essential oils and carrier oils into a bottle and shake gently. Apply to sore joints and muscles.
Eczema Roller Ball
5 drops Lavender Essential Oil
6 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
3 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
3 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
1 10ml glass roller bottle
Place the essential oil in a glass roller bottle and top with your preferred carrier oil. Apply to affected areas.
**A good essential oil starter kit if this is your first time using essential oils.
**If you’re interested in learning more about herbal medicine and health driven herbs, this book is an excellent (and affordable) read and I recommend it to all my readers.
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