ROSEMARY (Rosmarinus officinalis) – GOOD AS A FOOD SPICE, GOOD AS A HEALTH CURE PART 2
EXTERNAL: – sprain, joint swelling, swollen ankles – plant powder cataplasm on the affected areas. In persistent cases will be associated with the rheumatic rosemary internal treatment.- cataplsm on painful joints for one hour per day.- torticollis, spastic paraplegia adjuvant, hemiplegia – Prepare a concentrated decoction for external use, the amount of 3 liters and add in the hot water in the bathtub. Will be taken for 15-20 minutes bath under supervision, taking care that the heart region remain above the hot water.
PREPARATION AND ADMINISTRATION
The powder – finely ground the plant with an electric coffee grinder, then sieve through a flour sifter. Take, usually 1 teaspoon 4 times per day on an empty stomach. The powder is put under the tongue for 10-15 minutes, then swallowed with water. The powder can not be preserved longer than 7 days because it alters its properties.
The combined infusion (prescription for 250 ml.) – A rosemary teaspoon is left to soak in halfcup of water from evening to morning, when is filtered; keep the macerate, and scald the remaining powder in half a cup of hot water for 20 minutes, then allow it to cool; combine the two extracts; drink the preparation with a quarter of an hour before meal. Dose – 3 cups per day.
Combined decoction – 1-2 teaspoons of rosemary root powder is left to soak in half a cupwater from evening to morning, when is filtered; keep the macerate, and scald the remaining powder is boiled in half cup of water for 1-2 minutes, then allowed to cool; combine the two extracts; drink the preparation 15 minutes before meal. Dose – 3 cups per day on an empty stomach.
Combined decoction for external use – just like the one prepared for internal use except that it will be more concentrated: 1-2 tablespoons of plant instead of 1-2 teaspoons.
Cataplasm – finely ground the plant with an electric coffee grinder, then mix in a bowl with warm water until is formed a paste that is placed in a gauze and applied on the affected area.
It was found that the plant has an interesting antigonadotropic effect (inhibition of the formation of sex cells). But is not not an anafrodisiac, on the contrary. This very special effect of the plant can help considerably men facing frequent nocturnal emissions or the upseting premature ejaculation phenomena. Along with shepherd’s bag and valerian, rosemary used in moderate doses (one knife peak 2-3 times per day) can be a cure for these male sex disorders.
Internal, in large amounts (over 15 grams per day) the rosemary is toxic, causing gastroenteritis and nephritis.