Benefits of Rosemary
Traditional or Ethnobotanical uses
Rosemary is a widely used culinary spice. Tradition holds that rosemary will grow only in gardens of households where the ?mistress? is truly the master. The plant has been used in traditional medicine for its astringent, tonic, carminative, antispasmodic, and diaphoretic properties. Rosemary is one of the oldest known medicinal herbs, used centuries ago to enhance mental function and memory. Extracts and the volatile oil have been used to promote menstrual flow and as abortives. Rosemary extracts commonly are found as cosmetic ingredients and a lotion of the plant is said to stimulate hair growth and prevent baldness.