The Greeks twisted sprigs of rosemary into their hair while studying for examinations. In the ancient world rosemary was regarded as a sacred plant that could impart peace to both the living and the dead.
In Asia it was grown on tombs so that the ancestors' help and guidance could communicate inself to the living.
It was burned in French hospitals during epidemics for its antiseptic qualities and also as an incense in French churches.
In Britain, it was worn around the neck to prevent colds and wrapped around the right arm to lift the spirits. The dried leaves were put under the pillow to protect the sleeper (especially a child) against nightmares.
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