Used for centuries as a popular kitchen herb for stews, soups, meats and teas, the long spiky leaves of the herb rosemary contain substances called flavonoids that have antioxidant properties. This not only makes this plant an age-arrester but it is also beneficial for a variety of ailments including digestive problems, fatigue, depression, circulation problems, headaches, coughs, toothaches, hair-loss and much more.
Rosemary is a popular herb for gardeners as it thrives on warm, sunny windowsills year round. It is a familiar culinary herb among cooks as its flavor complements meats, potatoes and soups.
Rosemary leaves are perforated with oil glands and the extracts contain flavonoids as well as several others compounds including carnosol and carsonic acid. These compounds help protect the body cells against oxidative stress caused by free radicals and toxins that lead to aging.
Researchers in Germany found that using rosemary helps alleviate circulation problems, muscle and joint pain, and digestion problems due to poor bile flow. In Turkey, Spain and Lebanon dried rosemary leaf tea is traditionally brewed as a medicinal tonic to stimulating the appetite, to aid digestion and as a disinfectant to clean cuts and wounds.
This herb also has antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic and analgesic (pain relieving) properties.
The many remarkable uses of rosemary:
As an appetite stimulant and digestive aid
To relieve joint and muscle aches and pains
As an antibacterial and antiseptic cleanser for cuts and wounds
To elevate mood in postpartum depression, SAD and anxiety
To stimulate the mind and improve memory
To improve blood circulation in the body
To help keep hair lush and healthy and prevent hair loss