Common Rosemary. Nat. Ord. LabiatAe. Linn. Syst. Diandria Monogynia. Hab. South of Europe and Asia Minor. Cultivated in England.

Med. Pi-op. and Action. The tops are stimulant and carminative, which qualities depend upon the presence of a volatile oil. They also contain Tannin, and a bitter resin.

Offic. Prep. 1. Oleum Rosmarini (the Oil distilled in England from the flowering tops). Dose, ej. - ev.

2. Linimentum Saponis

(See Sapo.)

S. Spiritus Rosmarini (English Oil of Rosemary fl. ox j.; Rectified Spirit fl. oz. ix.). This Spirit contains about thirty-one times as much Oil of Rosemary as Spirit us Rosmarini (Ph. Lond.).

4. Tinctura Lavandulae Composita

. (Soe Lavandula.)

Dote of Rosemary tops, gr. x. - gr. xl. in infusion; but they are rarely given internally.

2383. Therapeutic Uses

In Hypochondriasis, Nervous Headaches, and Hysteria, Rosemary tea was formerly held in high esteem. As a mild stimulant, it may occasionally prove beneficial.

2384. In Amenorrha and Chlorosis, it is favourably spoken of by Bergius,* but it appears to possess no specific action on the uterus.

2385. In Alopecia or Baldness, the Volatile Oil, diluted with some bland fixed oil, has been advised as a stimulant liniment. I have seen apparent benefit from the daily use of an infusion, in preventing the hair falling off after fevers and debilitating diseases.