|Rosemary making herself at home in the house|
I stuck a small Rosemary plant in the ground a few years and today I struggle to keep her maintained to the shrub status. Her branches have to be pruned often just to be able to open the door to the milk barn. In the summer months my hens flock to her. They make a great pair. The hens provide nice fertilizer and Rosemary creates a fragrant little haven for the girls. I can just imagine how many chicks Rosemary has seen hatching under her branches. One of the many reasons why she is my favorite herb.
|Rosemary by the milk barn last Fall|
|some Rosemary fans|
Rosemary Properties: Analgesic, antiarthritic, antibacterial, antidepressant, antioxidant, antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, cordial, decongestant, diaphoretic, digestive, diuretic, expectorant, fungicidal, hepatic, hypertensive, restorative, stimulant, tonic
Their Benefits: Acne, amenorrhea, arthritis, asthma, bronchitis, colds, colitis, constipation, coughs, dandruff, dermatitis, diarrhea, dysmenorrhea, eczema, fainting, flatulence, flu, fluid retention, greasy hair, hangovers, headache, hysteria, insect repellant, jaundice, leucorrhea, lice, memory loss, mental fatigue, migraine, muscle aches and pains, nervous disorders, neuralgia, rheumatism, scabies, sinus problems, slow circulation, sore muscles, tonic, varicose veins, whooping cough, wounds. Rosemary oil has many applications. Diffusing the oil into the air will aid memory and disinfect the room. Using the oil in a massage oil may help with nasal congestion and sore muscles.
|Rosemary and potatoes..my favorite!|