Benefits of Rosemary
Rosemary is an aromatic herb found in the mint family. Rosemary is found in many forms…fresh…dried…essential oil.
Rosemary contains Caffeic acid and Rosmarinic acid…both containing antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant and anti -inflammatory properties. Rosemary is rich in fiber along with Vitamin A, C and B.
Rosemary has many therapeutic benefits along with health benefits….
- Inflammation – Rosemary Oil used in aromatherapy has been shown to reduce the production of the stress hormone Cortisol. Rosmarinic acid found in rosemary leaves increases prostaglandin which relaxes muscles, dilates blood vessels and controls blood pressure. It also reduces the production of leukotriene which causes inflammation.
- Cancer – Rosemary extract containing carnosol, carnosic acid, ursolic acid and rosmarinic acid have shown to suppress tumor growth.
- Infection – Rosemary oil has antimicrobial properties with inhibit the growth of Staph infections. Rosemary Tea or leaves have been shown to aid in preventing stomach ulcers by inhibiting the growth of H.Pylori. Rosemary oil stimulates antioxidants which are powerful weapons for fighting infection and disease.
- Improved Memory – Carnosic Acid contains neuroprotective properties which help protect against Alzheimer’s disease along with normal memory loss.
- Pain Relief – Essential Rosemary Oil can be applied topically to treat arthritis, joint and muscle pain and headaches.
- Digestion – Rosmarinic acid in rosemary relaxes the muscles of your trachea and intestines, stimulates bile production and protects and detoxes your liver. It also provides antispasmodic benefits.
- Hair Growth – One of the traditional uses of rosemary oil is to promote hair growth. Use combined with either coconut, almond or olive oil as a carrier. It stimulates the hair follicle and dilates the blood vessels of your scalp to stimulate new hair to grow.
- Skin Infections – The medicinal qualities of rosemary essential oil make it perfect for treating chronic skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. Its anti – inflammatory properties are helpful in reducing swelling, puffiness and redness.
- Respiratory Health – Breathing in the vapor from rosemary has been shown to help with congestion, allergies and respiratory infections. Boil fresh rosemary in a pot of water, then place the bowling water into a bowl. Breathe in the steam to help clear your lungs and nasal passages and may alleviate the pain of a sinus headache.
- Diuretic – Rosemary is a mild diuretic. When rosemary is used regularly as a tea or in food, it may help increase urine flow and keep your kidneys working properly.
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