The Secret of Rosemary

I am a firm believer that everything God created is beneficial to mankind. Some may have harmful side effects but most have valued benefits. Rosemary for instance has an enormous amount of advantages to our health; both externally as well as internally. The small looking sprig from an evergreen tree has a wonderful smell and assertively pine-like fragrance and pungent flavor of rosemary goes a long way to flavor many dishes as well as many soups and sauces. Native to the Mediterranean, rosemary is available throughout the year. How blessed are we?!

Natures’ lovely evergreen has been a prized seasoning and natural medicine for millennia. Many cultures find the fragrant flower to bring massive results to their lives. In ancient Greece, students would place rosemary sprigs in their hair when studying for exams. Along with that, the old England world believed that rosemary’s ability to fortify the memory transformed it into a symbol of fidelity. Their agreement on the effects rosemary has to our memory led me to my investigation.

Mission: Rosemary

Recently, as modern research focuses on the beneficial active components in rosemary, our appreciation for this herb’s therapeutic as well as culinary value has been renewed.

Let’s look at several interesting facts I found about the wonders of this creation.rosemary, our appreciation for this herb’s therapeutic as well as culinary value has been renewed.

Memory loss

Rosemary contains a diterpine called carnosic acid that has neuroprotective properties that researchers believe may protect against Alzheimer’s disease as well as the normal memory loss that happens with aging.

Digestive system

This calls for rosemary because it is often used to help treat digestive problems such as upset stomach, constipation, indigestion, and almost any other digestive related problem.

Respiratory problems?

Well, rosemary is the go to medication. Breathing in the scent of the essential oil may help with congestion due to colds, allergies, respiratory infections, and the flu.

Pain Relief

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.

Anti-Aging

Today, 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. It is a natural anti-inflammatory and increases blood flow to the skin. Again, many essential oils which contain rosemary will do the trick ;)

Hair Growth

There is a possibility that rosemary may stimulate hair growth. One study found that people with alopecia, a disorder that causes the hair to fall out, had significant hair regrowth after rubbing rosemary, lavender, thyme, and cedarwood into their scalps for seven months.

I personally thought these findings were amazing. What do you think?

FYI, I’m drinking my cup of  tea as I write; Rosemary infused ;)

Mission complete!

UNDER THE SEAweed

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