Do you have rosemary in your garden? Excellent choice! Both its leaves and its flowers, as well as its essential oil, are excellent natural remedies. Inflammation, joint pains, colds, saturated liver … some of the uses we can give this aromatic herb so versatile.
In the universe of medicinal plants, rosemary continues to fascinate thanks to its numerous and effective benefits. This perfumed plant that grows almost anywhere, is characterized by its antibacterial, antifungal, anticancer, antioxidant and as a powerful ally to combat stress.
It is also effective to strengthen memory, stimulate the body and provide energy. It helps protect brain functions, has a diuretic, anti-inflammatory, and antispasmodic effect.
Rosemary also promotes blood circulation, concentration, relieves fatigue, is hepatoprotective, anticonvulsant and antiviral. Even some studies determined that it may be beneficial in case of hepatitis.
As soon as we rub the delicate leaves of the rosemary with our fingers and inhale that fresh aroma, we are transported to a quiet and clear space in which we feel relaxed and at the same time, healthy.
Some of the benefits of rosemary have been transmitted from generation to generation and even many of them were validated by science.
Not only is it delicious to add to meals and make them more tasty and healthy, but it also contributes to health in different ways and no one who has a garden should be deprived of this plant that is a gift of nature.
– Stimulating and relaxing: Rosemary is a natural stimulant well known for years for its energizing and beneficial qualities to lift the mood.
Activates blood circulation, improves digestion, promotes healthy hair growth and strengthens the immune system.
And as if all this were not enough, it transmits the sensation of calm and soft tranquility in a natural way while providing energy.
– Brain nutrient: Rosemary has traditionally been associated with memory reinforcement and has been found to be effective in stimulating the nervous system in the brain, increasing blood flow to the skull.
It is also claimed that it has compounds that stop the deterioration and degradation of acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is an important neurotransmitter that assures a better memory as well as good communication between cells.
– Powerful antioxidant: Almost all medicinal plants contain antioxidants that protect the body from the attack of free radicals, causing serious diseases and rosemary is no exception.
Also, rosemary contains carnosol and ursolic acid that are known to prevent the onset of melanomas and cancerous tumors and caffeic acid and rosmarinic acid also known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
– Effective anti-inflammatory: Rosemary enjoys an excellent reputation when acting as an anti-inflammatory agent because it helps relieve asthma, eczema, arthritis, gout and all kinds of inflammatory processes.
Other herbs also fulfill this same function, but rosemary is the one that has the best expectations, both in its external use and when consumed habitually.
– Stress mitigation: Most people live in a stressful world, at an intense pace, and with red-hot nerves. This lifestyle puts us on the edge of permanent stress and our body suffers a cataract of cortisol hormone that is an important stimulant that alters our body.
Rosemary has the ability to reduce these harmful levels of cortisol and soothes stress hormones, helping to reduce adrenal fatigue or adrenal fatigue.
– Ally of beauty: Both in cosmetics and herbal medicine, the leaves and dried flowers of rosemary are used as they contain the highest concentration of active ingredients. In aromatherapy, the essential oil is also extracted.
The benefits of rosemary are explained by its numerous substances whose beneficial effects on the organism are well known.
– Flavonoids, powerful antioxidants.
– Terpenes, antimicrobials, and anti-inflammatories.
– Phytoestrogens; Female hormones.
– Cineol, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic.
– Alpha-pinene, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory.
Uses of rosemary:
Food: Rosemary can be used fresh or dried in soups, stews, sauces and to accompany all kinds of food. The “needles” (leaves) are quite hard and it is for these that the whole branch is usually used to give flavor during cooking or it can be boiled for half an hour to soften them.
Infusion: Prepare a delicious infusion of rosemary by placing fresh leaves in a tea filter and leave to infuse for about 10 minutes or you can also boil the water with the leaves and then strain.
For a more intense flavor, crush the leaves before preparing the infusion. In this way, the essential oils will offer a more intense and penetrating flavor.
Essential oil: The essential oil is ideal for topical use and applied to painful joints or muscles.
Also, this delicious aroma can be inhaled and take advantage of its stimulating properties as well as decongest the airways.
Do not you still have your rosemary plant? The resources of this aromatic plant are inexhaustible. It’s time to start taking advantage of everything that rosemary offers!
Do not forget to share the uses of rosemary and comment for what you use it in your home.