Rosemary has antiseptic, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties. Rosemary is considered by many to be one of the main components in the "Thieves oil" blend. History suggests it has been used in incense for centuries to drive off bacteria. It was often used to stop the spread of sickness and purify the air. A 2005 study stated “Rosemary oil may be useful against bacterial, fungal, and drug-resistant infections”.
A study in 2013 on Rosemary and Basil concluded: “The results showed that both tested essential oils are active against all of the clinical strains from Escherichia coli”.
It should be pointed out that these tested strains of E coli are multi-drug resistant and yet the oils from these amazing plants were able to fight them. Awesome stuff!
This item is part of our Cold & Flu Collection.
Safety Info: Do not use during pregnancy. May cause skin irritation; skin test recommended.
Country of Origin: Morocco
Botanical Name: Rosmarinus officinalis