Rosemary is so much more than a delectable seasoning. It’s a multifunctional antioxidant that exudes light, warmth, and peripheral circulation.
All of our formulas are plant-protected by the rosemary leaf since it protects from oxidation through what is called the carnosic acid oxidation cascade. In layman’s terms, it can be sacrificially oxidized three times to carnosol to rosmanol to gladosol—offering maximum stability. The version we use, the cineole type, has no cumulative toxicity and is non-irritating and non-sensitizing to the skin.
And there’s so much more to this wondrous plant. Rosemary acts as a tissue stimulant and rubefacient (brings blood flow to the surface) to enhance the absorption of nutrients and help address puffy, saggy skin and restore lifeless complexions.
On a psycho-spiritual level, it counteracts apathy, melancholia, negativity, psychical vulnerability, low self-esteem and self-confidence, and lack of resolve related to the inability of the spirit body to integrate into the warmth organization.
Internally, taken as an infusion, rosemary has incredible benefits on the skin via its co-equal affinity for the liver gallbladder. According to TCM, the liver rules the flowing and spreading of blood that is essential to adequately nourish and moisten the structural tissues. Also, rosemary tisane is a little known secret employed by French women for its skin-beautifying effects.
And we can’t forget about rosemary’s reduction of blood glucose. Uptake of glucose by muscle accounts for 85% of insulin-stimulated glucose disposal. By supporting the uptake of glucose by the liver and muscles—two of the most essential components of the metabolic-limb system—rosemary helps both the spirit body permeate the physical implementers of will and enhances the production of warmth.
How to Brew a Fresh Rosemary Tisane
Following is a favorite brewing technique we learned through our friends at ERDA Tea.
Add two to three small sprigs of fresh rosemary to a glass teapot—about 5 grams.
Heat water in a kettle to 180 degrees.
Pour a small amount of water over the leaves to wash.
Immediately drain out the water. Experience the fresh aroma.
Brew for one minute, and decant. Note: Fresh rosemary leaves contain a high amount of essential oils, so do not over-brew.
Drain all of the water off the leaves, and remove the lid to prevent steaming. Enjoy! Reinfuse three to five times.
Spring Favorites Plant Protected with Rosemary