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I love herbs because of their ability to increase vigor and support optimal health. Rosemary is no different. Rosemary has many positive benefits, from improving hair health to having some anti-cancer properties.
Rosemary: Rain of the Sea
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is Latin for “ice of the sea.” It is often seen growing naturally on the sea cliffs. Today, rosemary is grown in many countries and is a very hardy tree. Rosemary leaf is an aromatic plant in the mint family that grows on an evergreen tree. It is often used in cooking but has an excellent herbal aroma in air purifiers and aromatherapy companies.
Rosemary is an amazing tree with so many (some amazing!) Needs. Its health benefits are often offset by its high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. These antioxidants include carnosic acid, ursolic acid, carnosol, rosmarinic acid, and caffeic acid.
Improving Cognitive function
Rosemary is an excellent scent, and as it turns out, its scent can help improve cognitive function.
In a treatment study, the essential oils of rosemary and lavender were studied for their use in aromatherapy. Participants who underwent mindfulness tests while drinking rosemary essential oils were more alert than the control or lavender groups. Rosemary and lavender combinations are better than the control combination.
Rosemary can be used to prevent cognitive decline in some patients. Rosemary has been used extensively to reduce cognitive decline in old age, and at least one study has confirmed this relationship. It has been found that rosemary has been the most helpful in lowering the cognitive amount of rosemary.
Thankfully, the amount of rosemary is the other way around, indicating that it is no better.
May have anti-cancer properties
One of the amazing benefits of rosemary is its anti-cancer properties. In a lesson published in a journal MedicineRosemary extract inhibited the proliferation of ovarian cancer cells.
In another study published in Medical notes, Researchers have found that rosemary promises to be a cure for many ailments, including:
They also found that treating rosemary affects cancerous cells, not healthy cells.
Helps reduce stress
Stress is a health hazard if you have other things under your control (diet, exercise, etc.), stress can destroy your health goals. That’s why critical driving is important. A 2007 study found that inhaling lavender oil and rosemary oil reduced cortisol levels in the tail. Free radical scavenging activity has also been increased.
Improves hair and skin health
One of the oldest uses of rosemary is for healthy hair and skin. An article published in Different medications depend on the evidence Explains that rosemary essential oils can help eliminate skin problems such as:
- Move on
- bacterial infections
- sebum imbalance
- More oil
- To steal
- Dry scalp
A study of rosemary essential oil has been shown to help with hair regrowth according to standard care (minoxidil).
Hoemi (Menstrual) Eha
Rosemary is helpful in reducing the pain of dysmenorrhea (menstrual cramps). Research suggests that it may be safe to use in combination with pain medications.
Increases mental energy
Inhalation of rosemary essential oils can benefit the brain. This study found that rosemary aromatherapy can stimulate the brain and affect brain wave functions, autonomic system responses, and mood.
Supports abdominal health
Rosemary has been used for centuries for problems with the stomach and intestines although there is no study to support this use. However, a 1999 review article concluded that rosemary supports liver health by increasing bile production and protecting the liver from damage. The better the liver, the easier it is to eat.
Using Rosemary at Home
Rosemary is an excellent spice that is widely used throughout the home and not just in foods. Here are some of the methods I use:
Use fresh or dried plants:
- Dried and fresh rosemary can be used in cooking. Rosemary goes well with meatballs (preferably lamb). Combine black pepper and other Italian herbs for a Mediterranean flavor.
- Rosemary can be soaked in oil (such as olive oil) and used externally for skin conditions such as eczema and the other ailments listed above.
- A strong infusion of rosemary and nettle leaves is an excellent herbal cleanser for hair. It can help eliminate dandruff and speed up hair growth when used after each wash.
- Rosemary-infused oil is an important treatment for bad dandruff or hair loss and can be rubbed on the hair, left on for an hour, and then rinsed off. This really improves the condition of the head!
- My usual air purifier is to put a small amount of rosemary sprigs, a slice of lemon or orange, and a slice of vanilla in a saucepan and bake low throughout the day (see water level). It smells amazing and cleans the house for days.
Essential oils are used:
- Rosemary oil can be applied on the skin or on the hair (it should always be diluted with a carrier oil first).
- Rosemary also helps prevent small pests like mosquitoes and is a great addition to my Bug-Off boxes.
- Used externally, rosemary oil can help soothe the stomach and relieve pain from eating, menstrual cramps, and other problems.
- Rosemary antioxidant extract is an excellent natural preservative that can extend the life of homemade lotions, cosmetics, or home cosmetics.
Where to Buy Rosemary Leaves
I like to get my dried herbs from Starwest Botanicals and my essential oils from Plant Therapy. Rosemary is one of my favorite plants to grow. It’s easier to maintain if you follow a few tips:
- Because it is a Mediterranean plant, rosemary prefers warm climates.
- It can grow indoors.
- It is possible to travel long distances without water.
- Cut after flowering.
- Always cut it so that the plant will grow well.
Many people are not good at planting rosemary plants – they are easy to grow!
Is Rosemary safe?
Rosemary is thought to be safe for most people in large amounts and has few side effects. But there are some people who avoid it with a lot of medications.
- Pregnant women should not use rosemary in large amounts (it is good to cook) and should avoid essential oils.
- Breastfeeding women should avoid large amounts of rosemary because there is not enough knowledge about the effect on this population.
- People with aspirin do not need a lot of rosemary.
- People who suffer from allergies or blood disorders should avoid large amounts of rosemary.
- Rosemary can raise blood pressure, so it is not safe for people with high blood pressure.
If you are not sure, check with your doctor to see if rosemary is safe for you.
Benefits and Uses of Rosemary: Bottom line
There are many uses for rosemary leaf before it is used in cooking. Rosemary has been used by traditional communities for centuries, and science is beginning to support some of these traditional uses.
Have you used rosemary for anything other than cooking? Tell me below!
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