Essential Oil Profile
as used by The Aromatherapy Studies Course
By Dawn Copeland and Jeanne Rose
(PART OF THE
AROMATHERAPY COURSE –
HOME & FAMILY with therapeutic additions)
Name of Oil:
Rosemary 1.8 Cineol (the usual Rosemary used) See the
Rosemary Chemotype article
for the various chemotypes used.
Latin Binomial/Botanical Family:
General description of plant, habitat
& growth: A bush growing up to six feet, with twisted stems and
long, thin branches growing spike-like leaves and deep, blue flowers,
Rosmarinus officinalis CT Cineol, Family Lamiaceae Countries of
Origin: France, Spain, and Morocco
Portion of plant used in distillation,
how distilled, extraction
methods & yield: The leaves, tops and
flowers are steam distilled.
Rosmarinus officinalis and –
Rosmarinus officinalis var. prostratus
Vocabulary of Odor© for how to use)
sweet, should be no camphor smell or taste
||Intensity of Odor:
Chemical Components: 1.8 Cineole, Beta--Pinene,
Camphor, Camphene, Borneol, and Bornyl Acetate
Historical Uses: Memory aide.
Interesting Facts: See
Herbs & Things for
herbal information. “Considered sacred by ancient Egyptians, Hebrews,
Greeks, and Romans. All ancient healers used Rosemary, including the
Swiss 16th-century doctor and alchemist, Paracelsus. Many mentioned its
ability to heighten memory. The flowers are a source of excellent honey.
Used extensively in hair lotions and for the prevention of premature
Properties of the Essential Oil (by IG=ingestion
or IN=inhalation or AP=application):
Ingestion: Taken for various
therapeutic problems, including respiratory and ADH.
Inhalation: Expectorant, bactericide, stimulant, antiseptic, rubefacient, anti-tussive,
decongestant, analgesic, and antitoxic. Application: Bactericide,
stimulant, antiseptic, rubefacient, anti-jussive, analgesic, and
Physical Uses & How used of the Essential
Oil (IG or AP):
Ingestion: Arthritis, general weakness, and to stimulate
the liver and gall bladder.
Application: Earaches, as a bactericide,
against Candida, for muscular pain, and in skin care.
Expectorant, sinus-bronchial-pulmonary infections, especially
antibacterial on staph- or strep- germs, including Escherichia coli, for
overwork, hangovers, coughs, colds, bronchitis, and sinus problems.
Emotional Uses (AP or IN): By inhalation, Rosemary 1.8 Cineole is used
for memory enhancement, exhaustion, headaches, to encourage intuition,
and to strengthen the pineal gland. 1,8-cineole
Key Use: Respiratory aide and massage.
Safety Precautions: The British say it should Not to be used by persons
DISCLAIMER: This work is intended for
informational purposes only and is not a substitute for accurate
diagnosis and treatment by a qualified health care professional. The
author is neither a chemist nor a medical doctor. The content herein is
the product of research and some personal and practical experience.
Institute of Aromatic & Herbal Studies - Jeanne Rose©
Essential Oil Profiles were by compiled
Dawn Copeland of Chicago, Ill and Jeanne Rose. with permission.
Bibliography and References for Essential oil profiles:
Course/ Jeanne Rose & Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books, 1992.
Lawless, Julia. The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils.
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Mojay, Gabriel. Aromatherapy for Healing the Spirit. Rochester,
Vermont: Healing Arts Press
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Hydrosols. Berkeley, California: Frog, Ltd., 1999
The Aromatherapy Book: Applications & Inhalations. San Francisco,
Worwood, Susan & Valerie Ann. Essential Aromatherapy, a
pocket guide to essential oils and Aromatherapy. Novato, CA.
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