Rosemary

Rosemary is an evergreen shrub like plant with petite pale blue flowers that grow in slight clusters up the stems. It can grow up to 2 meters (6 feet) high. Its leaves are slender and look a lot like curved pine needles. They are green on top and grey beneath. The dried herb is brownish green in color.

Rosemary herb is good for:

  • Cancer Prevention.
  • Rosemary has long been believed to have memory-enhancing properties.
  • Mood Elevator.
  • Rosemary has been a popular natural migraine remedy for centuries.
  • It not only helps relieve the pain of migraines, but essential oil of rosemary can also be applied topically as a natural treatment for arthritis, sore muscles, and other joint and muscle pains.
  • Rosemary boosts the immune system thanks to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic properties.
  • Rosemary is often used to help treat digestive problems such as upset stomach, constipation, indigestion, and almost any other digestive related problem.
  • There is a possibility that rosemary may stimulate hair growth.
  • Rosemary can be used as a natural mouthwash and is said to work very well.
  • Rosemary is a great natural remedy for respiratory problems.
  • Rosemary has been used to treat liver problems for hundreds of years.
  • Rosemary is a popular ingredient in anti-aging skin creams because it helps reduce puffiness, stimulates cell regeneration, increases firmness, and improves overall skin tone.

 

Nutrients of Rosemary:

Rosemary  herb is rich in vitamins and minerals like iron, folic acid, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin-C and minerals ( potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, copper, and magnesium).

 

Dosage and Administration:

Rosemary as a Tea: Steep 6 g of dried herb in 2 cups boiling water divide into 3 portions. This may be consumed throughout one day. Adults should not exceed 6 grams of rosemary internally per day.

Rosemary tincture (1:5): 2 – 4 ml three times per day.

 

Precautions and side effects:

  • It is not recommended that you use rosemary in children under 18 years of age.
  • Rosemary should not be taken by people with high blood pressure, ulcers, Crohn’s disease, or ulcerative colitis.
  • Rosemary may affect the blood’s ability to clot, and could interfere with any blood-thinning drugs you are taking. Be sure to consult your doctor if you are taking Plavix, Coumadin, or Aspirin or any other type of blood thinner.

 

For more information about Rosemary herb, visit link below:

Rosemary Herb at Article Alley
Rosemary Herb at NaturalNews
Rosemary Herb at Nutrition and You