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Rosemary is a very versatile herb that seems to complement and enhance a wide range of foods, particularly roasted meats. Rosemary is also used widely in marinades and breads, cooked greens and soups.
Ancient civilizations used Rosemary as both a medicine and cooking herb.
As a medicine, various preparations and extracts made from Rosemary were used to treat all manor of ailments including abdominal pain, mouth ulcers, and sore throats. It was also said to lessen the pains of arthritic joints, to promote healing of wounds and to treat eczema.
Rosemary is called "the herb of remembrance" and students in ancient Greece wore garlands of it around their necks, or braided into their hair to improve their memory during exams. Rosemary tea is said to act as a stimulant for study and concentration.
Rosemary was burnt at shrines in Ancient Greece to drive away evil spirits and illnesses. It was believed that a fresh twig beneath your pillow will keep away nightmares, or lay it under your bed for good night’s sleep.
The Ancients were well acquainted with the shrub, which had a reputation for strengthening the memory. On this account it became the emblem of fidelity for lovers. Its magical properties include good luck, purification, protection, love and healing.
Smelling the fragrance and bathing in an infusion of Rosemary is said to preserve youthfulness.
If you burn Rosemary in a Ritual or when prior to casting a Spell it emits purifying vibrations that will rid your Sacred Space of negativity.
Wearing or burning this herb when divining will help your mind to be clear and your heart to be open.
I use Rosemary in Spells and in particular in my Love spells, Protection Spells, Cleansing Spells, Healing Spells, Fertility Spells and Youthfulness Spells.