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Rosemary Ayurveda Medicinal Properties
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Cardiac-stimulant, Diaphoretic, Muscle-relaxant, Stimulates-energy
Type: Spices
Color: Green
Subtaste: Resinous, Aromatic
Effect: Rajasic, Alkalizing
Moves energy: Outward

Serving Size: 1/16 tsp
Species: Rosmarinus officinalis
Family: Lamiaceae
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As a heating diaphoretic and nervine, Rosemary has a warming and relaxing effect for Kapha dosha ailments, including Kapha type headache. Rosemary is traditionally used to improve memory. It stimulates the central nervous system, useful in low blood pressure and sluggishness. It combats muscle fatigue. Rosemary contains tannic acid, resins, bitters, and a volatile oil.
Rosmarinus, is from the latin "dew" (ros) and "sea" (marinus), and means "dew of the sea". Rosemary grows in arid Mediterranean conditions and, as its name implies, can survive on the humidity carried by the sea breeze.
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Rosemary is a fragrant evergreen shrub in the mint family.
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Rosemary , black pepper, salt, cumin, and garlic are a typical marinade for lamb during Greek Easter celebrations. Rosemary be used in a tisane, which is an herbal tea infusion.

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John Immel is the founder of Joyful Belly, helping people confidently choose food that restores their healthy glow through wisdom, personal growth and balance. John's approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, as if it were second nature. His articles, books, and Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week eCourse provides tools for gracefully healing your mind and body. John also directs Joyful Belly's Master of Ayurvedic Digestion & Nutrition 500 hour certification program, where practitioners learn advanced clinical skills for digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.

John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

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