Rosemary is a well known kitchen garden plant as a spice in food. Its slightly minty, sage-like flavor does not diminish in cooking.
In addition to its culinary uses, it is also a powerful medicinal herb that has been used for centuries for a variety of health and beauty benefits.
Rosemary (scientific name: rosmarinus officinalis) is an herb with needle-like leaves.
The uses and benefits of rosemary essential oil have been proven in many studies.
1. Improving Learning & Memory
Shakespeare said 'rosemary is for remembrance'.
Rosemary is the herb that can boost your mood and memory.
A study (2016) tested prospective memory on people over 65 years old to see if the rosemary could improve their ability to remember things. They found that rosemary could do that. It is potentially important because rosemary might help the elderly to take their medication at certain time of the day.
Another finding (2003) reveals that rosemary produces a significant enhancement of performance for overall quality of memory and speed of memory. The semll of rosemary could help students learning and memorising with the exam season under way.
2. Help to reduce stress
The aroma of rosemary is seen to decrease the level of salivary cortisol, one of the hormones that body released during fight-or-flight response to stress. It helps ease tension in the body and decrease the dangers of chronic stress.
3. A natural pain reliever
Rosemary contains key chemical compounds that act as an analgesic to inflammation and pain. It is why that rosemary is widely used in treating headaches, muscle pains and even arthritis.
Try our Focus Balm directly to the temple or forehead. It contains essential oil such as rosemary, lemon, and peppermint which can help relieve your headaches and migraines.
4. Improving digestion
The lifestyle today leads to a routine that can easily make many digestive problems.
Rosemary essential oil is good at improving indigestion and relieving from gas and cramps. Because of its liver-friendly, rosemary essential oil reflects on the good function of bile, which means it can promote a proper digestion.
5. Protecting the brain
A compound in rosemary, Carnosic acid, has been found to simulate nerve growth. It helps build up in nerve cells and other protective cells in our brain.
Since rosemary has so many benefits for our body, Lavender Backyard Garden designed a range of product that contains rosemary to suit different needs.
A range of products contain rosemary essential oil that you might like to try.