Mamoon Series: Rosmarinus Officinalis, 4-part look into the miraculous healing powers of the herb and it’s historical and symbolic influence on our planet.
#Mamoon & #mamoonremedies is inspired by the need for alternative to modern-day medical cures. Each month, @thehorseandcrow will focus on the history of a plant, its ethnobotanical uses, and how current research helps to support its historic use. The plant will accompany a #spiritbio and embody, symbolically and medicinally, the remedy we need to get through the times we are in. This report is accompanied by a #spiritbio: Hermaphroditos for the strength we need during snow moon.
“Herb of Remembrance”
Family: :Lamiaceae (Mint)
Other Names: Elf Leaf, Compass Weed and plant, Sea rose, Herb of Crowns, Mary’s Tree, Guardrobe, Incensier, Elf Leaf, Sea Dew, Dew of the Sea, Polar Plant, Mary’s Cloak, Libanotis, Stella Maria, Star of The Sea
Symbolism: Protection, Remembrance, Love, Fidelity, Restoration, Independance, Purity, Feminine Leadership, Clarity, Lust, Psychic Awareness, Healing
Star Sign: Leo Element: Fire Cosmic: Sun (sometimes Moon) Element: Air
Biological Activities: Antioxidant, Antiageing, antiseptic, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, anticancer, antispasmodic, antiparasitic, boosts immune system, detoxifier, hepatoprotective (prevents liver damage), antifungal, carminative, antimutagenic, diuretic, antirheumatic, antiulcerogenic, antithrombotic
Promotes: hair growth, digestion, memory, bloodflow to the brain, a favorable mood (thymoleptic), warmth, wound healing
Reduces/Relieves: pain (Analgesic), tension, anxiety, depression, migraines, urinary tract infections, Menstrual cramps, symptoms of herpes, eczema, gout, intestinal worms, respiratory infections, toothaches, exhaustion, jaundice, flatulence(carminative), bad breath, fatigue, hair-loss, hypo/hypertension, Stress, menstrual cramps
Decreases: Cortisol Levels, blood pressure, cellulite Stimulates: Circulatory system, Cognition, nervous system, increased secretion of bile from liver (choleretic, cholagogue) Tones: Nervous system, skin (prevents wrinkles)
Note: Rosemary can increase the risk of bleeding and should be avoided while pregnant. Also, none of the advice on post or on the website is intended to replace a doctor’s opinion.
Although not a native plant, rosmarinus officinalis, or rosemary, has established itself firmly in southern California. Etymologically broken down, the name rosemary, means “Dew of the Sea”. This may be why it is so closely associated with February’s #spiritbio: [Herm]aphroditos–or Aphrodite–meaning ‘sea foam’. (According to the legend, when Afrodite/os rose out of the sea, the god/goddess was draped in rosemary.) The aromatic plant, a hardy drought tolerant evergreen shrub, is native to the region this legend first arose from–the mediterranean climates of southern Europe/Northern Africa. Despite the herb’s planetary masculine attribution, it has long been associated with an above-gendered fertility deity. At the Sanctuary of Aphrodite, pre-roman effigies were made to the fertility deity in the form of rosemary incense and oil. So much so, that the name became synonymous with the Greek word for ‘flower’ and ‘incense’. Symbolically, the herb was historically associated with love and remembrance and of the sanctity in the entire cycle of life–from birth until death. This is noted in embalming practice of ancient Egyptians, the matrimonial associations of medieval and present day love-birds, or the plants place, in the crib of a newborn baby, hung to ward off bad spirits. In its many associations, rosemary has throughout time, found a place as healing plant used to protect the sanctity of life and it’s ever evolving cycles. Profoundly, many of these symbolic associations are accompanied by scientific evidence, linking it’s symbolic strength to its medicinal–as an enhancer of purity, fertility, youthfulness, regeneration and memory.
Despite its common use as a culinary spice, it’s rare to find people, truly aware of the wide array of medicinal and spiritual purposes rosemary has been employed for. Due to it’s ability to regenerate cellular damage, clean out the toxins in the blood and improve circulation, rosemary’s healing constituents act on many symptoms that contribute to degeneration of the body. The herb has the potential to eliminate the need for taking drugs that fix, one aspect of a health issue, but create many more.
What struck me most, during the entirety of a two month cosmological/ethnobotanical/ medicinal study into the plant, is that it has enough scientific grounding, to be a leading cure in some of the most costly and painful modern-day ailments, including the treatment of, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancer, liver cirrhosis, immune disorders, Arthritis, Irritable bowel Syndrome, chronic pain, and anxiety and depression. It may have the potential to replace modern day pharmaceuticals like, prozac, acyclovir, and omeprazole–without the harmful side-effects that come along with synthetic substances.
Since there is a strong need for emotional, spiritual, environmental, and somatic regeneration on our planet, “the herb of remembrance”, or rosemary, can help us to recollect the ancient wisdom of our microscopic place on the planet; and aid us in finding the answers to heal it, our bodies, and our minds.
Rosemary reveals so many powerful remedies that it would be impossible to fit them all into just one post. Therefore, Mamoon: Rosmarinus Officinalis has become a 4-part ethnobotanical journey into the medicinal and symbolic powers of the plant. @thehorseandcrow will publish 1 part each week. Below, are short descriptions of the healing properties covered in each section: (Click on them to go directly to the post or follow the blog to receive updates, as and when they are posted.)
A symbolic view and scientific grounding of Rosemary as a protector of love, memory, and the female body. Also, a microscopic view of the herb’s ability to aid in hair re-growth and skin disorders through a hairy microscopic look at it’s leaf’s surface, through the mind and revered doctrine of radical alchemist Paracelsus. #memoryloss, #alzeihmers, #neurotransmitter, #doctrineofsignatures, #paracelsus, #apolecia, #lovesymbol, #amulet, #matriarchy, #menstruation, #fertility
On Rosemary’s ability to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression and the painful physical symptoms associated with it. #irritablebowelsyndrome #depression #anxiety, #colitus, #spasmogenicdisorders, #crohnsdisease, #flattulance, #digestive
Part III: Stimulation, Purification and Regeneration
On Rosemary’s detoxifying qualities that have the power to ward off anything from witches to circulatory heart disorders. #antibacterial #antifungal #candita #type2diabetes, #liverdisorders #heartdisease #circulatorydisorders, #reversalandprevention, #antiinflammatory #arthritus, #gout, #bronchial, #athsma
Part IV: Fortification, Reinvigoration, and Preservation
On Rosemary’s miraculous ability to fortify and protect the immune system from virus’, such as herpes, cancer, harmful tumors, exhaustion, and ageing. #immunity, #herpes, #anticarncogen, #tumors, #fountainofyouth, #exhaustion
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