Plant origin, natural properties, and common uses of Rosemary essential oil Rosmarinus officinalis

About it...

Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis

Family: Lamiaceae


Harvested: Europe - Tunisia

Parts used: flowering stems

Extraction method: steam distillation

Major components of the oil: rosmarinic ac., carnosic ac., alpha and beta-pinene, borneol, bornyl acetate, camphor, camphene, 1,8-cineole, limonene (with figures)

... The list of specific substances in the plant and their activities


Traditional uses:

The variety and quantity of components in Rosemary oil explain the large number of domestic uses made of this plant.


A strong antioxidant power of the rosmarinic and carnosic acids makes it a widely used natural preservative of food preparations .


This oil also has strong properties as an antiseptic, insecticide, and insect repellent.


Camphor and other biologically active compounds also make it a component for massage oils that promote blood circulation.


Used for its properties in:

The Ant and Cockroach Formula


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