Have you ever used rosemary as anything else other than a condiment?
Native to the Mediterranean region, rosemary leaves proved to be extremely sacred to pharaohs who were buried with them.
Also known as the dew of the sea, this is a plant that has actually been used quite a lot in by ancient doctors.
In fact, medical students in Ancient Greece wore a tiara made out of rosemary leaves to stimulate their brain circulation and to improve their memory.
And nowadays, some people still carry on this tradition.
Those who partake in different types of competitions warm up and use a few drops of rosemary oil to rub their temples and become more mentally astute.
And I’m also one of those people who use rosemary quite a lot.
I’ve actually discovered it once my daughter brought it home after a trip to Greece.
She told me that she had fallen in love with its natural, warm smell.
And that she felt like her memory and ability to focus improved a great deal while she was in Greece.
And that’s because the owners of the house where she stayed for 3 months grew rosemary around the household.
She was genuinely impressed with how much her cognitive abilities improved.
But there’s a great deal of proof supporting this fact.
Plenty of studies confirm that rosemary boosts concentration, mental alertness, and even intelligence.
And according to an article published in the Current Pharmaceutical Design, rosemary can reduce agitation and attenuate cognitive declines in patients suffering from dementia.
And what truly impresses me is that rosemary has the power to prevent Alzheimer’s.
It actually does that by protecting your neurons from being flooded by a calcium influx and stopping that dangerous plaque from forming inside your brain.
Plus, the carnosic acid in rosemary has neuroprotective benefits, safeguarding your nervous system and even reducing blood clots.
But beyond that, fresh rosemary has a rich nutritious value, given that it contains high reserves of:
- vitamin A, C, B1 (thiamin), B6 (Pyridoxine), B9 (folic acid)
- minerals like magnesium, calcium, copper, iron, and manganese
- as well as antioxidants such as diterpene, carnosol, and rosmarinic acid that help detain the aging process
Plus, it’s high in dietary fiber. And this makes it highly beneficial to those who struggle with constipation, given that rosemary helps optimize bowel movements.
But the long list of benefits that rosemary possesses is far from being over.
Rosemary’s Other Healing Benefits
Studies show that rubbing 3 drops of rosemary essential oil – mixed with one tablespoon of coconut or jojoba oil – into the scalp for half an hour helps your hair grow, slows down graying, treats dandruff and nourishes a dry scalp.
Using the same composition of rosemary essential oil and carrier oil, you can also significantly improve your circulation or treat muscle pain that results after intense physical efforts.
If you consume 2-3 drops of rosemary oil with a capsule full of olive, then this will help decrease cholesterol in your blood, while also promoting a faster healing of your liver, which is one of the slowest organs to heal. So it’s highly indicated when suffering from cirrhosis.
Is an excellent anti-spas, helping reduce menstrual pain and reducing muscle cramps.
So if you need to alleviate your menstrual pain, rub your belly with a mix of 6 drops of rosemary essential oil with 2 tablespoons of coconut or olive oil.
Do the same if you’re suffering from joint affections, osteoarthritis, or gout or if you need to improve your peripheral circulation.
This is extremely helpful for people who always have cold hands and feet, and who are predisposed to frostbite during the cold season.
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And since it’s useful in treating bronchial asthma, but also in pulmonary disorders such as colds, bronchitis, even as an adjunct to pneumonia, you can add 2 drops into a diffuser and then simply inhale the air.
You can also use this aromatherapy technique to treat migraines because it helps to optimize your intracranial tension, which helps reduce and alleviate headaches.
So what do you think of this healing herb?
To what end do you choose to use it?
What health benefit are you most interested in?
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