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Posted on: April 24, 2016

Some plants have the ability to produce essential oils of different chemistry when grown in different environments. The genus and species remain the same, but the essential oil of these plants should be labeled to reflect the chemotype.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) produces three chemotypes.

Camphor ct. -Used to stimulate elimination from the liver and kidneys. It is used in massage to treat aches and pains and relax muscles.

http://eoils.net/essential-oils/rosemary-wild-cineole.html1,8 cineole ct. – High in oxides and is a go to oil for respiratory infections. Is does decrease chronic inflammation and is used in massage to increase transdermal absorption and to reduce muscle spasms.

Verbenone ct. – Used in regenerative skin care and to treat sinus infections.