W hen it comes to enjoying your food while attaining some really amazing benefits, you should be adding herbs to your dishes. And there is one certain kind that really stands out in its taste and aromatic smell. Yes, I am talking about the extremely poignant herb ‘Rosemary’. This herb is known to have a very special history of being defining. Coming from the mint family, it has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Rosemary essential oil has a woodsy fragrance and is considered a mainstay in aromatherapy. However, rosemary oil has a wide range of uses, from treating ailments and pains to promoting hair growth, making it beneficial to have on hand in your home. I want to share the many ways in which you will be making use of Rosemary and how it really adds to your diet and health.
A NATURAL ANTIBIOTIC
The best thing to know about rosemary is its antibiotic properties. This is especially related to how it is effective in treating bacteria of various kinds, especially those relating to urine infections. Although rosemary tea is a great way to quickly recover from infection, it should not replace medical treatment as prescribed by your doctor.
Combat Mental Fatigue
Many studies support the benefits rosemary has for mental function. It actually serves as a major option for times of high stress. Rosemary is also known to have a positive effect with respect to Alzheimer’s by preventing memory loss. It also allows you to feel good and have a really active brain that remains active and charged. Additionally, the uplifting and energizing aroma of rosemary has been linked to improved moods, reduced drowsiness, and reduced stress levels, including due to its ability to decrease the release of the “stress hormone” cortisol. This is the reason you’ll find rosemary in some candles, home sprays, aromatherapy oils, etc.
A CIRCULATION BOOST
One of the major things to know is how it actually serves in the improvement of circulation. Rosemary contains an antiplatelet effect, and therefore it can be beneficial for those with a history of circulation problems, or for people who need to be on total bed rest for several days. Rosemary can improve circulation and prevent the formation of clots (which can cut-off circulation). This tea is frequently recommended following surgery, for example.
KEY TO GORGEOUS HAIR
Did you know that rosemary (most often in the form of rosemary oil) is found in some hair care products intended to help promote hair growth and a healthy scalp since it can fight against dandruff and skin irritation that causes dryness? It may also decrease the effects of testosterone on hair follicles, which can lead to hair loss and balding/thinning. So make use of rosemary often as it allows you to have hair that is healthy and there is definite shine and softness in it.
ADDING ROSEMARY TO YOUR DIET
So when it comes to looking for fresh rosemary, it can be easily found in the produce section of most markets. It is relatively hearty and stays fresh longer than many other herbs when kept in the refrigerator. For that reason, many cooks prefer using fresh (rather than dried) rosemary. Like all dried herbs and spices, store dried rosemary in an airtight container in a cool dark space. Properly stored, it is likely to stay good for three to four years. Now let’s look into the most common way of adding it to your diet and that is in the form of herb tea. You will just add the rosemary to a pot of hot water and allow it to soak for 5 to 10 minutes, with the pot covered. Strain with a mesh sieve and wait for it to cool. You can take this, unsweetened, 3 to 4 times per day. Having to make use of rosemary oil is also beneficial and gives you ample results as its one of the leading ways of getting aromatherapy!
The chemical makeup of Rosemary essential oil gives it renewing properties that can be both energizing and settling—particularly when you diffuse the oil. When you need to study for a big test, memorize your slides for a presentation at work, or just need to finish a project, diffusing Rosemary oil can be helpful. In the essential oil diffuser of your choice, consider diffusing Rosemary oil while studying to help maintain concentration. As the renewing, green aroma of Rosemary oil wafts through the room, you’ll be able to focus on the task at hand.