Properties and uses of rosemary plant

Planted in our garden or at our disposal on the market is a dark green aromatic plant that is given the scientific name of rosmarinus officinalis, but is usually referred to as rosemary, and that although it is originally from the Mediterranean to emigrated to other latitudes where it is also appreciated for its conditions and important contributions to human health.


Normally, in the culinary, rosemary is used to aromatize and perfume meals, being ignored by most the great medicinal and nutritional properties contained in this plant that is characterized by being a medium shrub that doesn´t reach more than three meters, and whose deep green leaves set around it with a fresh aroma, while its flowers are much sought after to be used as ornaments in festivities such as banquets and weddings.

Benefits of rosemary

According to botany experts, rosemary is a plant rich in powerful phytochemicals and antioxidants, such as rosmarinic acid, which help prevent and prevent diseases such as cancer.

Likewise, especially if it is consumed fresh, rosemary plant is highly contentious of oils such as canphene, borneol, cinelo, which have antiseptic, antiallergic and deinflammatory properties, so its consumption as an infusion or as an extract oil is advised during allergic or colic episodes, both stomach and menstrual.

However, you should keep in mind that in any case its use will always be an alternative treatment that in no case can replace the opinion or treatment prescribed by a doctor.

It also has great nutritional properties, as it is a great source of minerals such as Manganese, copper, potassium, calcium and magnesium, vital for energy, calcium retention in bones and other essential functions of the body.

Likewise, this aromatic plant is also a source of folic acid and vitamins such as those of the B complex, vitamin A and C. However in the West there is very little fresh rosemary that we consume, since we almost always use it in its dry and crushed form, so we do not take full advantage of its rich source of essential oils with tonic, astringent, deinflammatory and Antiseptic.

Internal uses

Among the medicinal uses that can be given to this plant is to decrease pain and inflammation in cases of gout or rheumatism. It is also recommended to consume it in the form of tea also to combat colds, headaches, belly pain. Its de-inflammatory properties also give it the power to help in the treatment of toothache.

The stimulating nature of rosemary also makes it a good ally to treat depressive states, however it is important to remember that any depressive chart exceeding two weeks of duration should be consulted with a specialist or counselor.

External uses and cosmetics

Its deinflammatory and analgesic properties also make it a good ally when it comes to combating skin irritations such as eczema dermatitis. It can also be applied in the form of oil to the abdomen area to relieve pains caused by cramping or spasms. In this sense it can also be used in patients with arthritis or in those who have been hit.

It can also be a great alloy when it comes to wanting to refresh our feet after a long walk, for which it is recommended to massage with rosemary oil the plant of the feet giving a gentle massage. It also helps to reduce pain and inflammation by being applied on bruises caused by shocks.

However, it is important to always remember that the essential oil of rosemary plant, like that of other plants, is usually quite concentrated, so it is recommended that only two or three drops be used which you can add to a little neutral oil or for babies in order to d and dilute it.

If on the contrary you are more interested in its cosmetic uses we tell you that rosemary plant is an excellent friend of your hair, which can grow healthy and strong. Just make a rosemary infusion, to which you can add a little nettle, and apply it to your hair right after rinsing your shampoo.

This preparation also keeps your scalp healthy, preventing bothersome dandruff from appearing. You can also use it as an astringent, achieving a refreshing and moisturizing effect, as well as cleaning it.

As a flavouring

Likewise you can use it in your home or office to set your spaces. In your house you can put water to boil and pour in it some rosemary and tangerine peel or orange, so that the detached aromas give your house a citrus-refreshing atmosphere.

You can also plant it in your gardener or keep it in your window to keep your house empty of waders and flies. A few drops of rosemary oil combined with your body cream can be a good natural and safe mosquito repellent, especially for the little ones.

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Properties and uses of rosemary plant
Source: Education  
August 28, 2019


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