Herbs 4 Health – (Rosemarinus officinalis). by Di Aldworth

Rosemary:- Rosemarinus officinalis.

There are many legends surrounding Rosemary
The Ancient Romans adorned the household gods with rosemary, and used it to purify their flocks with the smoke. Greek scholars entwined it into their hair and added oil to strengthen memory. Grow rosemary around the house to stop the faeries stealing your children??

rosemary-rosmarinus-officinalis-seedsWell for all that, many ancient treatments have been proven to be true.
• Stimulates blood circulation to the head improving concentration and memory, often used by students during exam times tostimulate mental activity. A good remedy for depression, mental fatigue and forgetfulness. Inhaling rosemary oil seems to lift your spirits immediately. Some researchers are beginning to explore rosemary oil as an alternative treatment for slowing down the onset of Alzheimer’s because of the apparent connection between boosted neural activity and the essential oil.
• Rosemary encourages hair growth. Regular use helps to stimulate follicles, making hair grow longer and stronger. It also slows down premature hair loss and greying of the hair. Regular massaging of the scalp with nourishes the scalp and removes dandruff.
• Add rosemary to cosmetics as a skin-tonic as it is antimicrobial and antiseptic which makes it beneficial in treating eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne. Topical application or regular massage helps in toning your skin and removing dryness and give your skin a healthy, even glow
• Regular use or inhalation of rosemary essential oil in aromatherapy sessions or in other ways can increase the strength of the immune system and help combat all of the diseases associated with free radicals, including cancer and heart disease.
• Extensively used in treating headaches, muscle pains, rheumatism and arthritis. Massaging the affected area to stimulate blood circulation, can relieve pain and aid in coagulation of wounds for faster healing.
• The scent of the oil has been shown to give relief from throat congestion, and it is also used in the treatment of respiratory allergies, colds, sore throats and the flu
• by administering it in a rub. Since rosemary oil also has antiseptic qualities, it is also effective for respiratory infections.
CAUTIONS Rosemary should not to be used by persons suffering from epilepsy, high blood pressure or taken internally. It should not be used by pregnant, breastfeeding, or nursing women. Rosemary oil may, at times, cause allergic reactions, so it should only be used unless after consultation with a qualified therapist.

Until next time.
Diane Aldworth
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