Rosemary a popular plant which was also known as ros maris or summeri rose. It was used by the Greeks in ancient times for its curative properties and even dedicated the plant to their goddess Aphrodite.
It has been proven that rosemary is effective in treating premature aging and this is because of its potent antioxidant properties.
Rosemary is rich in flavonoids which are compounds that are important as they help to boost blood circulation whole strengthening the blood vessels and flow to tissues.
Rosemary has been used in the treatment of migraines and headaches as well as boosting memory and hair growth.
Some other benefits of rosemary include:
- It treats stomach cramps
- Improves digestion and prevents indigestion
- It helps fight constipation
- It promotes absorption of nutrients in the intestinal tract
- It helps the body in the digestion of fat by stimulating the production and release of bile
In a study conducted in 1995, it was seen that rosemary is a natural diuretic and it will cleanse the liver of harmful toxins.
The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary make it effective in the treatment of bronchitis, nose, eat and throat infections.
It is also useful in the treatment of:
- Muscle pain
You can mix rosemary oil with sunflower oil and use as a massage oil to treat rheumatism.
The extract from rosemary will help to boost blood circulation in the scalp thereby combating baldness as well as preventing dandruff.
However, rosemary oil should not be administered to pregnant women and children. But a small amount can be used by them for any culinary reason.
This plant is known to bloom twice a year, usually, the first bloom is around April while the second occurs in September. The plant is akin to a shrub and has a lot of branches while it’s stem can reach heights of about 3 meters.
If you have to plant rosemary in your garden then do so on partially sandy soil, have the plant protected from the wind and plant it in a warm location and it should be kept secure from cold during the winter months.
You can harvest the flowers of this plant they bloom but you can harvest both the leaves and branches throughout the year.
Preparation Of Tincture For Treating Rheumatism
To get relief from rheumatism you can prepare rosemary tincture.
Here is how to prepare it:
- Put 20 grams of rosemary in about 100 ml of alcohol.
- Allow this to sit for about 10 days and after which you need to strain it.
- Dissolve between 15 to 20 drops in a glass of water.
- You can also use it externally to treat rheumatism and circulation problems.
You can use rosemary to treat headaches easily. All you need to do is prepare rosemary tea using both the leaves and flowers.
To prepare this tea you should just pour 1 teaspoon of either fresh or dried leaf in a cup of boiled water, let it sit for about 15 minutes then drink 2 cups daily but do not drink before bedtime.
You can also inhale rosemary tea to combat depression. It will also help to relax your muscles and this is great if you are fighting menstrual cramps.
To stimulate blood circulation you can take rosemary wine and you can prepare this wine by soaking 2 tablespoons of the flowers and leaves in a liter of white wine. Allow this to sit for about 6 days and after this strain it.
Drink a brandy cup of this wine on an empty stomach and you will boost blood circulation, you will also reduce inflammation and gout.
Boost Your Hair With Rosemary Hair Growth Serum
- Mix 50 ml of sweet almond oil with 8 drops of rosemary essential oil and 6 drops of lavender essential oil as well as 3 drops of clary sage essential oil.
- Topically apply this serum on your scalp and rub it along your hair shafts.
- Make sure to brush your hair in order to have the serum evenly distributed.
- Use this serum after showering and for twice a week.
Your hair will grow and look healthy. You can also try a rosemary essential oil overnight treatment, to do this all you have to do is mix 2 tablespoons of organic coconut oil and 3 drops of rosemary essential oil and 1 teaspoon of pure natural honey.
Thoroughly mix all these ingredients then apply this mixture on your scalp, hair shafts as well as hair tips. Wrap your hair with a towel and use a shower cap to keep it in place. Leave it overnight and wash it off in the morning.
Note: make sure you place a towel on your pillow so as not to stain the pillowcase.
By the time you wash your hair it will be well nourished and will look healthy and glossy.