Primary Medicinal Uses
Tonic, antidepressant, stimulant, analgesic, expelling gas, antispasmodic, astringent, antioxidant, antimicrobial, insect repellant
Tea, tincture
Common Uses

Rosemary has many medicinal properties that make it a very useful herb.

Rosemary’s volatile oils make it a good antispasmodic, which can help moderate cardiac arrhythmias and strengthen heart function, which is good for animals undergoing traumatic experiences or even shock.

Rosemary can also be used as a cardiovascular tonic, to improve and strengthen heart and capillary structures.

Rosemary can be used as a food preservative that is comparable to harmful chemical preservatives BHA and BHT.

Rosemary can also be used externally as an antimicrobial, for skin and eyes, minor cuts or burns, or infection in the mouth and throat.

Essential oil can be used to treat sprains, arthritis, sciatica and neuralgia.


To calm heart rate, give 1/8 teaspoon of rosemary tincture orally per 20 pounds of animal’s body weight, up to three times daily.

To use as a preservative, add 1/4 teaspoon of powdered herb to each pound of food.

To treat sprains, arthritis, sciatica and neuralgia, add 10 drops of rosemary essential oil to 1 ounce of apricot kernel or almond oil to make a topical ointment.

Wulff-Tilford, Mary, and Gregory L. Tilford. All You Ever Wanted to Know About Herbs for Pets. Irvine, CA: BowTie, 1999. Print.