The 2016 A-Z Challenge brought to you by The Letter "R"
Hello! And welcome to the 2016 A-Z CHALLENGE!!
* confetti *
This year, I’m blogging my way through a botanical alphabet.
I hope you enjoy your time here and by all means,
come back tomorrow and see what plant I’m highlighting next! Cheers!!
(photo found at www.botanical.com)
Rosemary conjures up images of lovely cottage gardens and delicious mediterranean dishes. The Latin name means "dew of the sea" because it grows in abundance in its mediterranean home.
In ancient Greece, Rosemary was believed to strengthen memory, students of the time would wear sprigs of Rosemary in their hair while studying. To the Greeks and later Shakespeare, Rosemary because a symbol of remembrance.
Rosemary is a long standing folk remedy for nervousness, headaches, and stomach pains. It may also help with colds, sore throats, and sluggish liver. Rosemary has been used for centuries in hair tonics to stimulate hair growth and retain hair color in dark hair.
If you're feeling crafty make an herbal sleep pillow with rosemary and lavender to help alleviate insomnia and restless sleep.
All research references can be found in my Library of Botanical Miscellany.
These posts are in NO WAY medical suggestions. They are intended for informational purposes only.
If you are interested in pursuing natural, herbal remedies, get thee to a reputable herb shop (preferably one that is locally and independently owned and operated) and get educated!
It’s ridiculous that anyone writing about herbal and traditional remedies should have to put a disclaimer at the end of anything.
Use your brain and think for yourself! Just as you shouldn't take a pharmaceutical at face value,
do your herbal research and learn about the amazing plants around us.