ROSEMARY – Spain
Perhaps the most ancient herbal remedy, the use of rosemary in therapeutics, dates to times in which magic – yes – was employed as an aid to support healing, driving out evil spirits. The shrubby evergreen was often burned at ancient shrines. The plant and its essential oil have long been valued for support of the respiratory and circulatory systems, digestive and nervous complaints, and skin and hair issues. Pharmaceutical research shows evidence of rosemary's supportive qualities for pain relief and hair restoration. Steam distillation derives the oils from the delicate blue flowers of the fresh tops.