A popular herb in the Mediterranean, rosemary belongs to the mint family, which includes lavender, myrtle, sage, and basil. Rosemary oil is extracted from the leaves of the herb. This is one of the essential oils with the most interesting stories.
Historically, rosemary was used in religious ceremonies, wedding ceremonies, food preparation, cosmetics, incense and even medicinal care.
The wide array of well-researched health benefits of rosemary oil include:
As an aid for digestion
Rosemary oil relieves cramps, bloating, constipation and gas. It can help to detoxify the liver and it helps to regulate bile. Often the leaves of rosemary are added to meat, not just for flavor, but because it helps in their digestion.
Rosemary oil for hair
Rosemary essential oil, rose essential oil and rosemary teas are greatly used for shampoos and conditioners. They help to stimulate follicles so that hair grows longer. It can also help reduce hair loss and the graying of hair. It is frequently mixed with tea tree oil or basil oil to treat different scalp problems and when combined with olive oil it can strengthen and darken hair.
For Skin Care
Although not used as much as in hair care, the antiseptic and antimicrobial properties of rosemary essential oil make it useful in treating eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne. It also helps to tone the skin and combat dryness. It can be topically applied with the fingertips or a clean cotton ball.
Improves dental health
As a disinfectant, it is often used as a mouthwash to remove bacteria and bad breath, prevent gingivitis, cavities and other dental conditions that can be damaging.
Mental and emotional stimulation
Rosemary is a good remedy for depression, mental fatigue, and forgetfulness, because it stimulates the mind. Researchers seem to be finding a connection between boosted neural activity and the essential oil and it has been proven that inhaling rosemary essential oil actually decrease the level of cortisol in the saliva, which is the main stress hormone. Whenever you are feeling tired, stressed or depressed try inhaling a little rosemary oil to immediately lift your spirits and renew your mental energy.
Boosting the Immune System
Rosemary is rich in antioxidants and studies have demonstrated that scavenging free radical activity increases after inhaling this essential oil. Regular use can strengthen the immune system and help combat cancer, heart disease and other diseases associated with free radicals.
For pain relief
Rosemary is used to treat muscle pains, headaches rheumatism and arthritis. To quickly remove pain, you can simply massage the affected area with rosemary essential oil. For rheumatism, a vapor baths with rosemary oil is effective. And since it is anti-inflammatory and boosts circulation, it can also be used to treat joint ailments and sprained muscles.
Removing Bad Smells
With a lovely and fragrant aroma, rosemary is great for aromatherapy. You can spray a mixture of the essential oil of rosemary and water to remove offensive smells from rooms and objects. Or you can also use a diffuser in any room of your house.
Why rosemary oil is our favourite?
✓ Good for digestion
✓ Fights Depresion