ROSEMARY - Known since antiquity, Athenians and Romans believed Rosemary symbolized immortality. The aroma offers an experience of profound clarity and purification, and can energize our thoughts and exercise our memory. Attributes: Energizing, stimulating, refreshing, clarifying
Rosemary oil is also used externally as a rubefacient and is added to liniments as a fragrant stimulant. Hungary water, for outward application to renovate the vitality of paralysed limbs, was first invented for a Queen of Hungary, who was said to have been completely cured by its continued use. It was prepared by putting 1 1/2 lb. of fresh Rosemary tops in full flower into 1 gallon of spirits of wine, this was allowed to stand for four days and then distilled. Hungary water was also considered very efficacious against gout in the hands and feet, being rubbed into them vigorously.
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