Rosemary

 

Rosemary Botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis

Use Rosemary for winter wellness and support. Rosemary is an amazing culinary plant and herbal healer.

Rosemary is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers; a native to the Mediterranean regions; is very easy to grow, does not like to be pampered or a lot of watering, and grows great in pots.

Dried leaf are the parts used; not only for cooking, but as a tea or by infusing the herbs in vodka, brandy, or other liquors, or vinegar, to make a tincture. Tinctures can be used internally or externally. Rosemary can also be prepared in rubbing alcohol to make a liniment. Liniments are for external use only; never use rubbing alcohol internally. Rosemary essential oils are also used in aromatherapy, externally.

The wonderful smell of rosemary is often associated with good food; but can also be associated with good health and should be considered. Rosemary contains substances that are useful for stimulating the immune system, increasing circulation, and improving digestion. Rosemary also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that may make it useful for reducing the severity of asthma attacks. In addition, rosemary has been shown to increase the blood flow to the head and brain, improving concentration. Other  unique health benefits of rosemary include its ability to boost memory, improve mood, reduce inflammation, relieve pain, protect the immune system, stimulate circulation, detoxify the body, protect the body from bacterial infections, prevent premature aging, and heal skin conditions, as well as a hair tonic and in oral care.

Other benefits, medical uses and actions include; Tonic, astringent, diaphoretic, stimulant. Oil of Rosemary has the carminative properties of other volatile oils and is an excellent stomachic and nervine, curing many cases of headache.

Rosemary is also used as a decorative plant in gardens where it may have pest control effects. The leaves are used to flavor various foods, such as in stuffing’s and in roasting meats.

Fresh or dried leaves are used in traditional Italian cuisine; leaves have a bitter and astringent taste; can be used in herbal butters, salts, vinegars, oils, breads, pasta, deserts, sauces, soups, and drinks. 

Rosemary has no known precautions.

Enjoy using this amazing herb, as food and medicine.

Rosemary Tea

Helps sharpen your brain and boost your mood with this simple tea.

Ingredients:

One quart of water

One two-inch sprig of rosemary or a teaspoon of dried rosemary

Honey or stevia for taste

Rosemary Tea Steps:

Bring water to a boil.

Add rosemary.

Cover. (holds in volatile oils)

Allow the tea to steep covered for 10-20 minutes.

Sweeten with honey or stevia to taste

Enjoy!

General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. For educational purposes only; this information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional.

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