Benefits of Rosemary

Rosemary – Health and beauty benefits and Side effects

Rosemary has cosmetic properties as well as nutritive benefits that make it useful for the health of the body. Let’s discuss few health and beauty benefits of Rosemary.

There are several health and beauty benefits of Rosemary. Rosemary has different properties that let us maintain healthy lifestyle as well as it has therapeutic nature which distinguish this herb. Beside its several health and beauty benefits, it has certain side effects as well. Let’s discuss some of its health and beauty benefits along with its side effects.

Rosemary a Beauty & Medicinal Herb

The scientific name of this plant is “Rosmarinus officinali.” It belongs to the mint family known as Lamiaceae and it is known for its medicinal benefits since the Middle Ages. In fact, Greeks, Romans and Egyptians used to considered this herb as a symbol of eternity. They also place Rosemary in the tombs of pharaohs. They used to disinfect the sick rooms, heal toothache and used this herb during exorcisms. At the time of ancient they used Rosemary as perfume.  In order to get rid of moths they used to keep it in drawers and wardrobes to make them away from clothes. But what are the beneficial properties and cure rosemary does? Let’s see together.

Beauty Benefits of Rosemary

Rosemary contains essential oils, flavonoids, tannins, phenolic acids and other beneficial substances of antioxidant properties. These substances are able to neutralize free radicals and premature aging. Therefore, due to these properties rosemary is also used in several beauty products such as deodorant, toners  and cleansers.

Health Benefits

Rosemary is very useful against leathery fats and when menstrual flow is abundant.

The presence of carnosic acid, on the contrary, gives the properties to rosemary to fight against free radicals and therefore, it prevents cerebral aging. According to recent studies, rosemary improves blood circulation. It contributes to the health benefits for eyes.

Rosemary Detox Tea

Rosemary Detox Tea

Make a delicious rosemary tea infusion by placing some fresh rosemary into a tea ball or muslin bag. Allow it to infuse in a mug for about 10 minutes. If you have a tea pot just pour boiling water on the fresh herb and then strain off when ready. This allows more of the leave to infuse, which is actually better. Crush or chop some leaves beforehand to release more of the oils and allow more potent, rich flavor.

Rosemary has cleansing and detoxifying properties for the liver. It helps to improve digestion and relieve bloating, ventral spasms, vertigo, loss of appetite and other intestinal disorders of various kinds.

Essential oil

The essential oil of Rosemary is also used by several people for bathing due to its aphrodisiac properties. It is best to massage Rosemary essential oil on hair, as it strengthens them and eliminate dandruff. It stimulates regrowth and prevents hair loss and baldness.

Rosemary Essential Oil

The essential oil of rosemary act strongly as antibacterial and antiseptic and thus energize the body and the spirit. Rosemary is therefore, a great natural remedy against depression, fatigue and stress.

Mouthwash made with a few drops of essential oil of rosemary fight toothache. While, for external use, rosemary essential oil relieve headache and rheumatic and articular pains.

Side Effects

Finally, it is important to consume rosemary in moderate quantity as excess use of it has certain side effects. It is necessary not to consume it in higher dosage in order to avoid gastric problems. In case of high blood pressure problem and insomnia you should take extreme care while consuming it. If you are pregnant or suffering from epilepsy than avoid rosemary strictly.

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