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Forums -> Herbalism -> For Your HG: Rosemary.

For Your HG: Rosemary.
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Rosemary ~Rosmarius officinalis~

Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers. It is native to the Mediterranian region. The name "Rosemary" is derived of the words "dew" (ros) and "sea" or "dew of the sea" because in some locations, it needs not the water itself, but the humidity from it to live. It is also called the ancient Greek word anthos, meaning "flower."

Rosemary is a decorative garden plant and has many culinary and medicinal uses. Rosemary is used to season various foods like stuffing and roast meats. It is also said to improve memory.

Rosemary has been used as a symbol of rememberance at weddings, war commemorations and funerals in Europe and Australia. Mourners would throw it into graves as a symbol of remembrance for the dead. It is associated with Aphrodite and is also a symbol of Her. It was used to ward off nightmares and the wood was made into musical instruments. In France, Rosemary was burned to purify the air along with Juniper berries.

Rosemary is a symbol of Fairie Magick as well.

The magickal properties of Rosemary are that it is used/carried in healing poppets for good health, used in love/lust spells, worn to improve memory, used in dream pillows to prevent nightmares, burned as incense for purification and removing negativity.It can be worn or carried while reading or completing tasks to improve memory of the material and aid clear thinking which is good for students. You can use an infusion of Rosemary to wash hands before any healing magick. You can use Rosemary in bath magick for purification and it is associated with Fairies which has been said before.

Information (c) It's original and respectable authors.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosemary
http://www.witchipedia.com/herb:rosemary
http://www.themagickalcat.com/Articles.asp?ID=242

I hope this was able to help you.

~Amora
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Re: For Your HG: Rosemary.
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Wow, thank you! These are really helpful.

- Francis.
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