Rosmarinus officinals (Rosemary)
I am cheating now because I do not know how to cook without adding rosemary. I have a beautiful full bush right outside my front door. It is so beautiful, I am sure the people of Sicily are correct and that fairies do play there.
Rosemary can be used as incense along with Juniper berries to purify the air and prevent infections. I also boil vinegar at least once a day if I am treating patients with colds and flues. Besides these uses, if you put rosemary in your soup or tea, it will help your headache, and stomach ache. As it is also a nervine, it will calm you and help your body aches and pains, especially backache.
According to Mrs. Grieve's it has an early history of being used to strengthen the memory. And so eating my chicken soup will definitely increase the activity of your gray matter. Just an aside, ministers of the 16th century church taught that one of the uses of rosemary was to increase the faithfulness of your erring spouse. Therefore, if your significant- other has a leaning towards infidelity due to poor memory, a little rosemary in the tea, soup, food, or even under the pillow will encourage faithfulness
Chinese and Western Herbs are not to be taken without the personal advice of an Herbologist able to diagnose your condition. The information on these pages is only for knowledge not for self medication purposes.