Rosemary is an aromatic plant that is used in aromatherapy, fragrances, cooking and beauty products. Rosemary is a part of the mint plant family and grows on an evergreen bush. Rosemary gives a woodsy taste to food and a great herb to proteins like beef and lamb. Rosemary oil can be used topically and in clothes. Rosemary is also known to protect the body from cancer cells.
Uses of Rosemary:
- Rosemary can be extracted to an oil. Rosemary oil can be used to treat skin problems and irritations such as eczema, bruises and scars. It can also be applied topically to arthritis to lessen inflammation and pain.
- Infusing Nettle leaf and Rosemary leaf can make a great hair rinse. This rinse will help the hair grow, aides dry scalp, reduce hair loss and remove dandruff. Rubbing rosemary oil in the hair and scalp for 30 to 50 minutes will improve scalp health.
- Rosemary leaf can be made into a relaxing and warming tea. Rosemary leaf is also known to fight off common illness like coughs, colds and flus.
- Not only can it be used topically it can also be used in cooking. Well-known chefs use rosemary as a cooking spice in their cooking. It brings out an earthy flavor to cooking.
- Use rosemary oil to relives pain and sore in affected areas to speed up healing process.
- Rosemary leaf works as an amazing air-freshener. Add rosemary leaf, vanilla and a lemon slice in a pot and simmer on low heat. The aroma from this mixture will keep your house smelling fresh all week.
- Pest repellant, it seems like mice, mosquitos and other pest don’t like the smell of rosemary. Put dried rosemary in cabinets, porches and pantry to ward off unwanted pests.
- Rosemary Antioxidant Extract is used in beauty products to increase the life span of these products. This is a better all natural ingredient to add to your cosmetics and lotions. You can create long lasting homemade beauty products with rosemary extract.
- Relieve menstrual cramps and indigestion by rubbing rosemary oil on the affected area.
Large amounts of rosemary can be harmful to pregnant women. Avoid putting on rosemary essential oil or using rosemary based skin products when pregnant.