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Dew of the Sea

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

The Dew of the Sea plant is universally grown and one of the most recognized in the garden. Other known names of this plant include Old Man, Rose of Mary, Polar Plant, Compass Plant and more commonly Rosemary. Rosemary received it’s Dew of the Sea name from it’s Latin origin and it originated in the Mediterranean. It received the name Rose of Mary name from early Christianity in a story regarding the Virgin Mary who reportedly spread her cloak on a white blossoming bush and the flowers of the rosemary plant turned blue.

Rosemary is a popular garden herb and culinary ingredient. It is widely known for it’s aromatic scent that draws bees and butterflies as well as adds a nice aromatic scent and taste to dishes. The plant is actually part of the evergreen family and has a continual spread of aromatic stalks with spring and summer blue flowers.

When the leaves of Rosemary are steam distilled the plant turns into a very helpful essential oil that has been used for centuries in health care, religions and wars. It was used in both wedding and funerals as a symbol of the fidelity of lovers and for remembrance of those departed. It was also used as a war commemoration and as a lesser expensive alternative for Christmas celebrations.

Medicinal Rosemary

Rosemary has been known to be used for alertness and memory support. It was known to improve cognitive memory and ward off and cleanse from plagues during the Middle Ages.

Today, Rosemary continues to be of help with memory support as well as several other important health needs including:

  1. Decongestant during colds and respiratory infection to thin mucus

  2. Arthritis and inflammation pain reliever

  3. Cellulite

  4. Multiple Sclerosis

  5. Bell’s Palsy

  6. Jaundice, Liver and Kidney issues

  7. Muscle and bone pain

  8. Depression

  9. Addiction

  10. Nervousness

  11. Cancer

  12. Memory

  13. Focus

  14. Learning

  15. Hair Loss

  16. Dandruff

  17. Gout

  18. Jet Lag

Rosemary works to eliminate toxins and restore balance throughout the body’s primary organ systems. The doTERRA Rosemary essential oil can be taken internally (through a capsule or seasoning in cooking), applied diluted to the skin or diffused aromatically.

This oil is a warm oil meaning when applied to the skin it will have a warming effect that is comforting to aches and pains.

Oil of Knowledge & Transition

The essential oil of Rosemary supports receiving new information and experiences. It is during these times we can also be transitioning to new levels of learning or increasing our knowledge and finding it challenging which is where Rosemary can help us accept our learning journey and enhance our perspective with this new information. The scholarly benefits of this oil is particularly helpful to students and those with learning disabilities to not become frustrated with the challenge of learning something new.

Using this oil also helps with increasing mental focus and adjusting to new experiences that are challenging our comfort zone. It helps us increase our willingness to be open to new ideas, challenges and understanding.

Pairing Rosemary

Using Rosemary in the kitchen is a popular way to incorporate it into our diets. The doTERRA essential oil can be used in lieu of fresh sprigs of rosemary when cooking and baking.

Using Rosemary essential oil works well with these other oils for increased flavor, scent and health benefits:

  1. Lemon for flavor and detoxification support

  2. DDR Prime for regeneration of healthy cells

  3. Basil for renewal and recovery from exhaustion or burnout

  4. Lavender for soothing

  5. Tangerine for energy

Interested in more?

If you’re looking to detox your body in preparation for a new diet or exercise routine or need support during the cold and flu season then I highly recommend the doTERRA Rosemary essential oil.

If you have questions about the oils and products in this post please reach out.

amyk@dragonspitapothecary.com

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