The culinary savants may know rosemary as the versatile herb, perfect for the simple joy of oven-roasted potatoes and your fancy $20 cocktail alike. But the natural gals and guys are also aware that rosemary is quickly winning territory as a supplement, as well as in natural-based products from shampoo & hair conditioner, to soaps, to mouthwash.
Today, let’s look at exactly what Rosemary does for your body and brain.
BETTER MOOD & MEMORY
Ancient Greeks would wear sprigs of rosemary before strenuous brain exercise for better performance. Multiple studies show that this tradition was not unfounded that using rosemary essential oil as aromatherapy improves memory, cognition and overall brain function.
The effects of rosemary were beneficial to groups of young children and adults alike; there is even promising research on the therapeutic effect of rosemary for Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, due to its antioxidant, metal chelation, and anti-inflammatory properties.
These properties combined make rosemary a strong brain booster. The only precaution to take is dosage: a dose of up to 750mg had beneficial effects, while higher dosages may actually affect certain people adversely. Be sure to consult your doctor in order to enjoy the benefits of this herb safely.
Rosemary may be the healthy and natural solution to androgenetic alopecia (i.e. hair loss), which most often shows as receding hairline in men and thinning hair in women, especially those over age 50.
In a comparison test two patient groups used two methods of treatment: one group was assigned rosemary oil as a hair growth stimulant, and the other Minoxidil, a medicine for alopecia. The patients experienced equal improvement after consistent use for 6 months, showing that this natural herb is as effective as the chemically produced medicine.
Rosemary is also anti-inflammatory, helping reduce dandruff and soothing the scalp, further stimulating healthy hair growth.
Reshma Beauty Henna Restoring Conditioner , Coconut Smoothing Conditioner and the Henna-Infused Deep Conditioning Hair Mask are enriched with rosemary to nourish your strands and restore the health of your scalp.
HEALTHY & YOUNG-LOOKING SKIN
Rosemary is a natural source of vitamins A and C, both of which are important for generating and maintaining healthy skin cells. This allows rosemary essential oil to increase blood flow, stimulating cell regeneration.
In addition, this herb is a natural source of anti-oxidants, including rosmarinic acid, which helps fight free radical, thus slowing down signs of aging.
Finally, rosemary is antibacterial and toning, helping reduce skin inflammations and closing up pores for the effortlessly smooth, flawless look.
A recent feature in Cocotique on Reshma Beauty Rosemary soap provides more details on why, and how often, to use Rosemary soap. (Read all the way to the end of the feature for a special coupon on both Reshma Beauty moisturizing soap bars!)
Did we miss out on any benefits of Rosemary? What are some of your favorite products or recipes that use this herb? Feel free to share in the comments below!