Verbenone chemotype of rosemary is preferred over the cineole type when using for skin care and respiratory uses.
Latin Name: Rosmarinus officinalis Chemotype (ct) verbenone Country of Origin – Italy Cultivation Method: Wild grown Aroma: A gentler aroma than 1,8 cineole chemotype, fresh pungent, camphoraceous Extraction Method: Steam distilled Plant Part: Leaves, flower Energetics: Stimulating, warming circulating. (P. Holmes) Safety: Non toxic, non irritating, non sensitizing. Caution:Although lower than the high 1,8 cineole content chemotype, verbenone contains 14% of 1,8 cineole. Still use caution around children under 6, on damaged skin, if pregnant, or if you have hypertension. Actions supported by clinical studies: Antifungal, carminative, cephalic, digestive, hepatoprotective, nervine, tonic. (Battaglia).
Leading / Common Uses: Mental / Emotional: Mentally stimulating, for grogginess, concentration, short term memory. Emotionally supportive for depression, lack of confidence and feeling stuck. Respiratory: Mucolytic actions preferred for respiratory conditions over cineole type. Musculoskeletal:Gentler on the skin than cineole type, stimulate circulation in massage formulas for pain, cold limbs, arthritic conditions.
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