This widely used plant called Rosmaris or rosemary was dedicated to the Aphrodite goddess by the ancient Greeks. According to a new research, rosemary acts as a powerful antioxidant and prevents premature aging. It is abundant in flavonoids, compounds which strengthen your blood vessels, stimulate the blood flow, and improve circulation. Rosemary is also excellent for treating headaches, stimulating your hair growth and improving memory.
A group of scientists conducted a study in 1995 and it focused on the properties rosemary possesses. They managed to prove that the plant is a great diuretic, so it’s ideal for liver detoxification. It is also a potent anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant agent, so it’s perfect for those with throat, nose, and ear infections, as well as bronchitis. Rosemary was also found to relieve muscle pain, sciatica, and rheumatism, and it’s great for treating fatigue. You can simply combine the rosemary essential oil with some neutral one, such as sunflower oil, to use it topically. Add some rosemary tea in your bath to soothe the symptomsof rheumatism.
Rosemary extract prevents dandruff and baldness because it improves the blood flow in the scalp area.
Still, be careful with it because it is not recommended for kids, and pregnant or nursing women. They should only use very small amounts of this plant in their dishes. This is a shrubby plant and it blooms in April and September in warm places, safe from wind, and in sandy soil. It can reach up to 1 to 3 meters in height. Make sure you keep it warm during the cold winter months. When the flowers bloom fully, collect them. You can harvest the leaves throughout the whole year.
For the preparation of a rosemary tincture, which relieves the symptoms of rheumatism, you need 20 grams of rosemary and 100 ml of alcohol. Soak the plant in the alcohol for ten days, and then strain it. Take 15 to 20 drops of this tincture. Dissolve them in a glass of water. This tincture can be also used to improve the blood circulation.
Rosemary tea is ideal for people who suffer from stubborn headaches. You can use both, the flowers and leaves to prepare the tea. Warm rosemary tea will treat your stomach cramps, cold, headaches, and tension. You need a cup of boiling water, and a teaspoon of dried or fresh rosemary leaves. Leave the leaves steep in the water for about 15 minutes. Consume two cups of this warm rosemary tea a day, but not before bedtime!
To treat your depression, inhale the vapors of rosemary tea. It will relax your muscles, and relieve your digestive disturbance, as well as menstrual cramps.
To improve your blood circulation, prepare some rosemary wine. To make the wine, add 2 tablespoons of rosemary flowers and leaves in 1 liter of white wine.
Leave it to rest for six days, and then strain it. Consume a brandy cup of this wine before you eat or drink anything. This will help you stimulate the circulation, calm your heart, relieve urinary infections, rheumatism, join inflammation, and gout.
Hair Growth Serum
For a hair growth serum, you need 8 drops of rosemary essential oil, 50 ml of sweet almond oil, 3 drops of clary sage essential oil, and 6 drops of lavender essential oil. Mix the ingredients and apply this mixture on your scalp and hair shafts. Spread the serum evenly using a brush. Use this serum every other day, after taking a shower. It will stimulate your hair growth, but it will also make your hair smell wonderful!
Prepare a mixture of 3 drops of rosemary essential oil, a teaspoon of honey, and 2 tablespoon of organic cold pressed coconut oil. Apply it on your hair shafts, scalp, and hair ends. Fix your hair in a bun and put on a shower cup. Place an old towel on your pillow to prevent messing it, and go to bed. The rosemary oil will stimulate your hair growth, the honey will hydrate and nourish your hair, and the coconut oil will prevent hair loss. Wash your hair the following morning, and you will notice the positive results immediately!