Rosemary: what are its health benefits?
Rosemary has diuretic properties
Among other health benefits, rosemary is known for its great diuretic properties: by acting directly on the kidneys, the prevents the appearance of kidney stones, of gout attacks and rheumatism. The method: to take advantage of its diuretic properties, infuse a few grams of dried rosemary in boiling water for about ten minutes. You can drink 2 to 3 cups of this herbal tea per day.
Rosemary: ally of your digestion
One of the greatest health benefits of rosemary is facilitate digestion : this plant is particularly indicated if you suffer from bloating, stomach cramps or constipation. You can also consume black radish, which has a mild laxative action.
The method: If you want to improve your digestive comfort with rosemary, you can simply invite this aromatic herb to your table frequently. Rosemary is used to flavor meat dishes, sauces or marinades. Drinking 2 to 3 cups of rosemary tea is also an interesting option to relieve your gastrointestinal upset.
Rosemary is good for memory and concentration
The beneficial action of rosemary on concentration and the memory was already known in ancient Greece. The intellectuals of the time did not hesitate to wear a crown of rosemary on their heads when they had to think about a very important subject …
The method: a fun technique, but today it is more common to pour a few drops of rosemary essential oil in a diffuser to boost brain capacity.
Rosemary acts as a painkiller and anti-inflammatory
Are you having a stubborn migraine in your life? Try inhaling rosemary for calm the pain : start by boiling a little rosemary in water, then cover your head with a towel just above the steam. Take a deep breath until the pain is relieved.
If you rather suffer from muscle aches, articular or from rheumatism, rosemary can also help. The method: there are several possible techniques: you can simply put rosemary leaves in the hot water of your bath.
Another solution: apply a rosemary poultice to the painful area. To do this, follow this grandmother’s recipe: cook rosemary leaves in red wine then filter to keep only the leaves. Of course, you don’t want to use the leaves while they’re hot, but they still need to be hot for this to work, so don’t let them cool too much either. As soon as they seem easy to handle, cover them with a gauze compress and then apply this poultice to the area to be treated.
Rosemary fights stress and insomnia
Stress, anxiety, insomnia… The soothing virtues of rosemary make it possible to combat these various ailments. The method: here again, it is possible to use this plant in many different ways: in herbal tea, in diffusion, in your bath …
Rosemary, a good skin disinfectant
Rosemary has interesting antimicrobial properties, hence its use for disinfect wounds and burns. It is also commonly used against scabies, a parasitic infection of the skin. The method: To treat a skin problem with rosemary, it is enough to boil a few grams of this plant in water for about 10 minutes. Let cool then apply this lotion to the area to be treated.
Rosemary to grow hair?
Rosemary has many other health benefits, including that of slow down hair loss or from stimulate their regrowth thanks to its fortifying action on the scalp. There are also many rosemary hair lotions on the market …
The method: a combination of rosemary, cedarwood, thyme and lavender essential oil is also often used to promote hair regrowth in alopecia areata (a disease causing hair loss and other hair in patches ).
Rosemary: watch out for side effects
Beware of rosemary overdose. This aromatics can cause nausea, vomiting, convulsions, but also spasms. At the recommended dose, side effects (nausea) are rare. It is therefore strongly advised not to abuse this product which, consumed at a reasonable dose, contains many health benefits.
Rosemary essential oils: prevention area
Many essential oils are contraindicated in children, pregnant women and nursing mothers. Always seek medical advice before using them.
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