What is Rosemary?
Rosemary is an aromatic herb that is widely popular for the flavor and aroma it imparts to dishes it is added to. It is a beloved herb of many top chefs and is used in multiple cuisines such as French, Italian, and Greek. What is lesser know about these herbs in this day and age are its medicinal properties and health benefits.
Our ancestors were well aware of Rosemary’s benefits and they used it to alleviate muscle pain, boost the circulatory and immune system, improve memory, and promote hair growth. Modern scientific research shows that Rosemary contains a variety of beneficial components, such as antioxidants, Vitamin B6, iron, calcium, and carnosic acid (found only in rosemary and shown to have many beneficial properties).
Benefits of Rosemary
- It boosts memory and enhances cognitive faculties such as focus and comprehension
- It improves mood, clears the mind, and relaxes people with anxiety
- Studies show that the carnosic acid found in rosemary is a powerful anti-cancer compound that can be useful to prevent many types of cancers
- It is a natural analgesic that provides relief from migraine, arthritic, muscular, and joint pain
- It inhibits the production of excessive nitric oxide, thereby reducing inflammation
- It enhances the general well-being of the person by boosting the immune system
- It is an anti-bacterial that has been shown to work against Staph infections
- It is great for the digestive system and helps with all sorts of digestive issues such as constipation and acid reflux
- It helps with dandruff by controlling oil production in the scalp and may even be beneficial for hair growth
- It works really well as a mouth wash
- It helps with bloating and water retention due to the diuretic properties it possesses
- It detoxifies the liver
- It is great for the skin and increases blood circulation of the areas it is topically applied to
By : Natural Health News