Koh Payam Sanctuary

ROSEMARY   Rosemarinus officinalis

Rosemary can sharpen your wits and enhance your memory, and it can also help to ease aches and pains and boost the circulation. Women traditionally rinsed their hair with rosemary water for clean, gleaming results.

   The herb was used extensively by ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks to whom it was sacred; it also symbolized friendship and loyalty. The word "rosemary" is derived from the Latin ros marinus, meaning "rose of the sea". First distilled in the thirteenth century, rosemary essential oil has a long history and wide range of therapeutic uses.


Mind and spirit

Rosemary can enhance memory, and it is also good for correcting apathy and mental fatigue. An exhilarating oil, it instills enthusiasm and bolsters self-confidence, restoring faith in our innate potential. As rosemary boosts the memory, it is a reminder of your true calling in life.



Use only 1 or 2 drops of oil in the bath or for massage to avoid skin irritation.


Main actions

Physical weakness and recuperation after illness; muscle stiffness and pain, especially backache, poor circulation, memory loss.


Secondary actions

Poor concentration, colds, catarrh, and bronchitis.


Caution: Do not use rosemary essential oil during pregnancy, or if you have high blood pressure or epilepsy.