Rosemary also known by its latin binominal name Rosmarinus officinalis is one of the few well-known herbs around the world. Traditionally used to strengthen memory and recall, it is frequently taken to aid study and exam performance and to ward off mental exhaustion.
Skin Care: Rosemary is wondrous for the skin due to its potent rejuvenation ability. The vitamins and minerals contained within Rosemary help diminish the appearance of capillaries on the face and give a supple look to aging skin. Rosemary also increases blood circulation in the body thus improving the skin’s complexion, giving your skin a healthy glow.
Memory: Rosemary has long been used to improve long term memory in many people. It also helps to sharpen mental clarity and stimulates brain function.
Hair Care: Rosemary controls oil production in the scalp, thereby controlling dandruff. It is also claimed to reverse the effects of graying in hair and repress excessive hair loss. Another benefit of rosemary for hair is it prevents pre-mature balding by stimulating the hair roots and bulbs and increasing blood flow to the head. This promotes hair growth and strengthens your hair, preventing breakage.
Combats Cancer: One of the major benefits of rosemary is that it contains high levels of antioxidants that fight free radical damage, one of the contributing factor in cancer development. Rosemary also works hand in hand with the enzymes found in liver to naturally inactivate excess oestrogen, which is responsible for breast cancer. Toss a dash of freshly chopped rosemary into a salad and enjoy the anti-oxidant properties of rosemary every day.
Healthy blood system: Rosemary contains high levels of iron, which helps prevent anaemia. People suffering from anaemia can include a regular dose of rosemary into their daily nutritive intake to gradually balance their lack of iron. Rosemary contains natural ingredients that normalise blood pressure through rejuvenating blood capillaries in the brain and the rest of the body.
Relieve muscle pain: Rosemary oil can be massaged into the area where one is experiencing muscular strain or pain. This helps to soothe the muscle affected and relieve the pain. Massaging provides a relaxing and nourishing effect on the body. Using rosemary oil, rub and press gently, the areas that are stiff and painful. This ensures the nourishing oils are efficiently absorbed deep into the skin, providing a soothing relief.
Relaxation through Rosemary: Rosemary oil is often used in aromatherapy to calm the nervous system and to promote relaxation. Rubbing rosemary leaves into your temples acts as a pain reliever from mild headaches and pains. You can prepare a refreshing and revitalising bath by adding a blend of rosemary, lavender and sweet basil oil in adequate amounts to a warm bath. Vapour baths can also help relieve rheumatism. You can also make use of these wonderful benefits of rosemary by adding a few drops of rosemary oil to your pillow so that you may inhale some of its vapour. This can aid in easing congestion and other respiratory problems. Now you too can use rosemary to tone down anxiety and help yourself relax your mind and muscles.