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Verbenone Rosmary

(Rosmarinus officinalis ct. Verbenone)




Botanical Characteristics

  • Scientific Name : Rosmarinus officinalis ct. Verbenone (ct = chemotype)
  • Family : Lamiaceae
  • Origin : Mediterranean regions






Verbenone Rosemary is a particular variety of rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) renowned for its composition rich in verbenone, a specific component of its essential oil. It presents itself as an evergreen shrub with linear, narrow, often silvery leaves. The flowers, ranging from pale blue to violet, add an attractive touch to the plant.




Climate and Cultivation

  • Verbenone Rosemary thrives in a sunny and dry climate.
  • It prefers well-drained soil and tolerates arid conditions.
  • Multiplication is generally done by cuttings.




In Mythology


According to Greek mythology, rosemary was associated with Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. It was said that when Aphrodite emerged from the sea, rosemary bushes grew where she stepped. Rosemary was then considered a symbol of beauty and love.


In various mythological and folkloric traditions, rosemary has also been associated with protective and purifying qualities. It was sometimes believed that rosemary could ward off evil spirits and bring good luck.


Rosemary has long been considered a stimulating plant for memory and the mind. In some beliefs, it was used to strengthen memory and recall the past.


In some traditions, rosemary was used in rituals and ceremonies, often related to protection, healing, and purification. Rosemary branches were sometimes burned as incense during these rituals.






Detox, tonic, purifies body and mind, memory, concentration








Essential Oil of Verbenone Rosemary




Origin and Extraction : Verbenone Rosemary essential oil is extracted from the flowering tops of the Rosmarinus officinalis ct. Verbenone plant. This oil is obtained through steam distillation, preserving its beneficial components.




Appearance and Fragrance : It presents itself with a clear color, ranging from pale yellow to colorless. Its scent is fresh, herbaceous, and mild, with characteristic notes of verbenone, giving it a softer smell than other varieties of rosemary.




Chemical Composition : Verbenone Rosemary essential oil is characterized by a higher content of verbenone, as well as linalool and borneol. These components give the oil soothing and regenerative properties, while being less stimulating than other varieties of rosemary.




Historical Virtues


Liver and Detox Action : Verbenone rosemary is renowned for its positive impact on the liver. It can support liver function by promoting detoxification of the body.


Expectorant : Verbenone rosemary essential oil can be beneficial for respiratory issues. It can help clear the airways and relieve congestion due to its detoxifying action.


Mental Stimulant : Like many rosemary essential oils, verbenone rosemary has mental stimulating properties. Its fresh and herbaceous aroma can help improve concentration, stimulate memory, and relieve mental fatigue. Used also for household and laundry purposes, its pleasant and stimulating scent remains in the environment.


Hormonal Balancer : Verbenone rosemary has hormone-balancing properties.


Antispasmodic : It can help relieve muscle spasms and relax muscles.




Note : Verbenone Rosemary essential oil, with its mild profile and regenerative properties, is a versatile choice for skincare, respiratory well-being, and overall relaxation.









Hydrolat of Verbenone Rosemary



Origin and Production Process : Verbenone Rosemary hydrolat is produced by steam distillation of the flowering tops of the Rosmarinus officinalis ct. Verbenone plant, a specific variety of rosemary. This distillation process allows for the recovery of condensed water, loaded with hydrosoluble compounds and aromatic molecules from rosemary, to produce the hydrolat.




Appearance and Fragrance : This hydrolat presents itself as clear water, slightly tinted, with a characteristic rosemary scent, but softer and less intense than that of the essential oil. Its aroma is herbaceous, fresh, with delicate notes of verbenone, giving it a subtle and soothing fragrance.




Historical Virtues


For Consumption : This hydrosol easily flavors potatoes, sauces, or vegetable broths. It pairs very well with mushrooms and all root vegetables. Over time, rosemary was used to sanitize and make preparations more digestible due to its bactericidal action, just like thyme and bay leaf. That's why you can see it in vegetable sautés or stews as part of a bouquet garni. It is a precious ally in case of indigestion as it also helps tone the liver and detoxify the body. Its expectorant action helps with colds, bronchitis...


On the Skin : It tones the skin, regulates sebum production, and promotes healing.


On the Hair : It purifies the scalp and regulates sebum production, contributing to strengthening and beautifying the hair.


In the Environment : Its refreshing aroma helps stimulate concentration and mental clarity, it helps reduce stress and anxiety.


Laundry : Its perfect for refreshing bedding and ironing.




Note : Verbenone Rosemary hydrolat, with its toning and soothing properties, is a versatile product for skincare and well-being rituals, offering a subtle and beneficial aromatic experience for the health of the skin and hair.







The information on properties, indications, and usage comes from reliable sources in aromatherapy, hydrolatherapy, and phytotherapy, such as specialized books and reputable websites. These data are frequently found in these sources and are often supported by observations in scientific environments. However, it is essential to emphasize that those informations are provided for informational purposes only. It should not be considered as medical advice and cannot engage our responsibility. For any therapeutic use, it is strongly recommended to consult a qualified healthcare professional.

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