The Health Benefits of Rosemary
An aromatic herb that is widely used is rosemary. A plant that typically grows in warm climates such as the Mediterranean region. It can be used to add flavor and fragrance to food, but is also used as a remedy for many health conditions and ailments, due to its many health benefits. Rosemary is a bush that can be easily grown at home and harvested when it blooms. In this OneHowTo.com article, we'll explain the health benefits of rosemary.
First, the aromatic properties of this herb can be used in cooking to flavor all kinds of dishes and stews. Similarly, in addition to incorporating this herb in your stews and other recipes, you can make a homemade rosemary oil that you can use to season various dishes.
On the other hand, rosemary is also very useful to combat digestive problems, such as flatulence and gas. Therefore, you should drink infusions of rosemary after meals.
Another of the health benefits of rosemary is that it also helps breathing conditions, due its stimulating effects. It's claimed to possess anti-inflammatory properties which help reduce swelling in the airways, hence reducing congestion and mucus buildup.
This medicinal herb is also used to treat anaemia and problems with iron deficiency. You can make a tea with the dried herb and drink several cups a day to make up for a lack of iron.
Rosemary is one of the herbs with more antioxidants, so it's beneficial for maintaining healthy, youthful cells and fighting free radicals. Similarly, rosemary is helpful to preserve memory and stimulate brain function.
This herb can also be used to reduce muscle pain and cramping. Take rosemary baths or do a massage with oil from this plant on the affected area. For further information, we suggest reading this OneHowTo.com article about the properties of rosemary essential oil.
Hair loss is another problem that can be treated with massages using rosemary oil on the scalp. It also strengthens fragile, brittle nails.
Despite all of the benefits of this herb, note that there are several contraindications of rosemary and, therefore, some people should avoid using it if they have the following:
- People who suffer from gastric ulcers, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or Crohn's disease, should not use it since it can be irritating.
- People with insomnia should also stay away from it because it's a stimulant and could worsen their condition.
- Brain diseases or epilepsy.
It's important to know that everyone should consult a doctor before starting any kind of treatment with rosemary.
This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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