The ancient Greeks used a plant called Ros Maris or also known as Summeri Rose, and they dedicated this plant to the goddess Aphrodite. Now it more known as rosemary and it still being used all around the world and it’s quite popular.
Results from a recent research showed, rosemary prevents aging and works as potent antioxidant agent. It is abundant in flavonoids, compounds which improve blood flow to all tissues, strengthen the blood vessels, and promote circulation. Therefore, it can be used to treat headaches, to improve memory, and to stimulate hair growth.
Furthermore, it improves digestion and it is commonly used for treating constipation, stomach cramps, indigestion, and improper absorption of nutrients in the intestines.
According to a 1995 study, rosemary also works as natural diuretic, which in turn makes it effective at cleansing the liver from toxic substances. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties cannot be neglected as they are very powerful and have the ability to treat infections of the ear, nose, throat, and bronchitis.
Rosemary is very effective when it comes to strengthening the body. Mixed with sunflower oil after rubbing the sore spot that will reduce muscle pain, sciatica and all rheumatic pains. Tea and bath it are also useful.
Rosemary blooms twice annually, the first time in April and the second time in September. It has many branches, it resembles a shrub, and it can reach up to 1-3 meters of height. It is recommended to plant it in warm places, partially sandy soil, and protect from wind. Make sure you protect it from cold during the winter. The flowers can be harvested when fully flowered while the leaves and branches can be harvested all year long.
Uses of Rosemary
To prepare rosemary tincture, pour 20 grams of rosemary into 100 ml of alcohol and let it sit for 10 days before straining it. You can either consume 15-20 drops dissolved in a glass of water or use it externally for circulation issues and rheumatism
You can use both flowers and leaves to prepare rosemary tea, which is beneficial for treating colds, tension, stomach cramps, and headaches. To prepare the tea, pour a teaspoon of fresh/dried leaves into a cup of boiling water and allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Consume two cups on a daily basis and don’t consume it before bedtime. Rosemary tea is especially helpful when it comes to treating headaches.
Inhalation of rosemary tea helps with depression. Moreover, it relaxes the muscles, which helps with menstrual cramps and digestive disturbance
To make rosemary wine, soak 2 tablespoons of rosemary leaves and flowers into a liter of white wine, and allow it to sit for 6 days before straining it. Consume a brandy cup of it on an empty stomach, to improve blood circulation, promote urination, calm the heart, and alleviate inflamed joints, rheumatism, and gout.