Spotlight Rosemary

39898da6dc233bfab43303c53e43fdee--rosemary-watercolor-watercolor-botanicalRosemary is a warming spice great for Kapha dosha, Vata and Pitta use in moderation as it increases heat.  Rosemary has a warming and relaxing effect for Kapha dosha ailments, specifically the Kapha headache. Rosemary stimulates the central nervous system which makes it useful in low blood pressure and feeling sluggish. The traditional used of Rosemary is to increase cognitive ability. Rosemary’s anti-inflammatory qualities combat muscle fatigue. Rosemary contains tannic acid, resins, bitters, and a volatile oil.

Benefits of Rosemary

  • Supports the brain and nervous system
  • Increase our cognitive ability
  • Increases brain function and memory capacity
  • Aids in comfortable digestion (increases PITTA)
  • Reduces headaches
  • Increases Immunity
  • Supports the circulatory system
  • Supports and stimulates respiratory system
  • Promote eye health
  • Supports endocrine system by helping balance hormones

Recipe : Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup red pepper
  • 1tsp rosemary
  • 4 cups sweet potatoes
  • 1/4 cup tahini 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 450F.
2. Peel sweet potatoes and cut lengthways to resemble a french fry.
3. In a small bowl, combine ghee and rosemary and coat sweet potato fries with this mixture. Then, spread evenly over a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
4. Bake for 20 minutes, turn and continue to cook for another 20 minutes or until starting to crisp.
5. At the same time on a separate oven tray, roast red bell peppers with 2 tbsp olive oil for 20 minutes until skin turns brown and soft.
6. Then, blend cooked chickpeas, tahini, cumin, garlic, lemon juice, remaining 2 tbsp olive oil, roasted red peppers and pinch cayenne to a smooth consistency.
7. Serve alongside freshly cooked sweet potato fries.

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ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL

Description

Rosemary is an aromatic, evergreen shrub whose leaves are frequently used to flavor foods such as stuffings, pork, roast lamb, chicken, and turkey. Along with its culinary applications, Rosemary has many benefits. Rosemary supports healthy digestion* and internal organ function.* Long revered by experts, Rosemary was considered sacred by the ancient Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Hebrew cultures. Rosemary’s herbaceous and energizing scent is frequently used in aromatherapy. Taken internally, it helps to reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.*

Uses

  • Diffuse while studying to maintain concentration.
  • Take internally to help reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue.*
  • Add 1–2 drops of Rosemary essential oil to meats and favorite entrées for flavoring and to support healthy digestion.*
  • Add to shampoo for added growth benefits (and bug deterrent)

Primary Benefits

  • Supports healthy digestion*
  • Supports healthy respiratory function*
  • Helps reduce nervous tension and occasional fatigue*

Emotional Benefits of Rosemary “The Oil of Knowledge and Transition”

Rosemary assists in the development of true knowledge and true intellect. It Challenges individuals to look deeper then they normally would and as more soul-searching questions to set them on their dharmic path.

Rosemary aids during times of transition, physical transition, energetic transition and emotional transition. Rosemary allows you to release control. It invites you to trust in a higher power.

Diffuser Blend

2 Drops dōterra Rosemary
2 drops dōterra Basil
2 drops dōterra Lemon

I don’t know about you but my daughter has come home with alert letters saying there is lice in the classroom or the school bus so ….

Recipe : Anti Lice Spray

4 oz. spray bottle, filled halfway with water
10 drops tea tree oil
5 drops lavender oil
5 drops rosemary oil
5 drops eucalyptus oil
witch hazel (optional) or water

Fill a 4 oz spray bottle halfway with water (it’s best to use distilled or bottled water) and add the essential oils.

After adding the oils, fill the rest of the way with either witch hazel or water (witch hazel helps to keep the oils mixed with the water better, and works as a natural preservative, though the recipe can be used with just water as well).

Shake well before each use.

 

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