Rosemary is a fragrant herb, native to Mediterranean regions. The name ‘Rosemary’ stems from the Latin words “ros” (dew) and “marinus” (sea) meaning “dew of the sea.”
It belongs to the aromatic herb family that includes basil, lavender. myrtle and sage.
Now, according to news directions aromatic, the uses of a rosemary essential oil ranges from medicinal to odorous to cosmetic.Rosemary can be formed into oil, gel, lotion, soap, shampoo and even sprays.
Rosemary is also a very popular herb to cook with as any roast lamb will tell you. It has many health benefits and its oil has a high level of anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Here are the potential benefits and uses of rosemary essential oil as per healthline:
1.Inhaling rosemary oil may improve your brain function and increase concentration! This can be beneficial to older adults who have dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
2.It is also a great anxiety reliever.
3.It’s a great option for hair growth, as rosemary oil treats androgenetic alopecia by preventing a byproduct of testosterone from attacking hair follicles which cause hair loss.
4.Rosemary oil is a mild pain reliever.
5.Some harmful insects that may bite or infest your garden do not like the smell of rosemary oil, making it a great and natural bug repellent.
6.Rosemary oil can help with circulation by expanding the blood vessels on your hand and toes by simply massaging the oil into your skin.
7.It can help to reduce any tissue inflammation that may lead to swelling, pain and stiffness.
8.Intrepid mental health also mentions that rosemary oil may help with respiratory problems. When inhaled three times a day, it relieves throat congestion from allergies, colds or flu.
Rosemary may also help for the following according to healthline:
9.Thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, a study suggested that rosemary oil may fight cancer cells.
10.Rosemary oil may stimulate the release of bile, which is important in fat digestion. This helps to activate your own antioxidant defense mechanisms to protect the Liver and digestive health.
11.Rosemary oil can help prevent the growth of certain strains of bacteria that cause food poisoning.
12.It also increases the effectiveness of certain antibiotics, meaning a lower dose of these drugs and could reduce side effects.
13.Rosemary oil may weaken the cell walls of antibiotic-resistant bacteria enabling antibiotics to enter.
So what are you waiting for? Get your Rosemary on!