Essential Oil Rosemary
Essential Oil Rosemary
Rosemary has many health benefits. Rosemary is a type of herbs that is currently used for headaches, digestive disorders and depression (of course, besides it can be used as flavor enhancer in cooking). Rosemary can be a stimulus to the brain, because it can give the oxygen-rich blood supply to the brain so to improve brain function. It must be mentioned that rosemary contains powerful antioxidants that are believed to overcome free radicals. When the essential oil of rosemary is used topically, it can be a great remedy for an array of symptoms and diseases such as: arthritis, nausea, eczema, dandruff and hair loss. Because of its great antioxidant properties, rosemary infused oil is an intensive treatment for severe dandruff and even hair loss. All it takes is a few minutes of research about how to use rosemary essential oil, and with diligence and persistence many should be able to see results.
Rosemary oil is one of the most popular essential oils for its wide array of health benefits. It has become increasingly important and popular over the years as more of its various health benefits have become understood, including its ability to stimulate hair growth, boost mental activity, relieve respiratory problems and reduce pain.
Rosemary, also known as Rosmarinus Officinalis, is very popular in the Mediterranean region as a culinary herb. Many dishes are cooked with rosemary oil and freshly plucked rosemary leaves. Rosemary essential oil is mostly extracted from the leaves. The rosemary bush belongs to the mint family which includes basil, lavender, myrtle, and sage.
Aroma: fresh, herbaceous, sweet, slightly medicinal aroma. It is mesmerizing.
Traditional Use: Best known for its aid in memory and hair loss. It is also considered a symbol of love.
Properties: analgesic, antidepressant, astringent, antispasmodic
How to Use: Diffuse, Massage, Topical Hair Care
Blends well with: frankincense, lavender, clary sage, cedarwood, basil, thyme, citronella, lemongrass, elemi, geranium, chamomile, peppermint and cardamom.
Safety: Dilute before applying to skin. Avoid during pregnancy. Not for internal use.
HISTORY OF USE
Rosemary has been extensively used since ancient times for a variety of purposes. The Romans gave special importance to the rosemary plant and used it frequently in religious ceremonies. It was also used during wedding ceremonies, food preparation, cosmetic care, and medicinal herbal care. Rosemary plant and its extract were also used by the ancient, Egyptian civilization as incense.
The health benefits of rosemary essential oil made it a favorite of Paracelsus, a renowned German-Swiss physician and botanist, who made significant contributions to the understanding of herbal medicine during the 16th century. Paracelsus valued rosemary oil due because of its ability to strengthen the entire body. He correctly believed that rosemary oil had the ability to heal delicate organs such as the liver, brain, and heart.
Mind & Spirit
Culturally it was believed that rosemary enhances memory, accelerates thoughts and clears the mind. This property was confirmed by various studies. People report feeling focused and calm after diffusing rosemary oil. Rosemary oil is best used during time when we need to focus and come up with solution to a problem.
Diffused In Air
Rosemary has fairly delicate aroma, add 10 to 15 drops of essential oil in to diffuser. Soon your room with be filled with refreshing scent that will bring focus and clarity to your mind. Rosemary blends extremely well with aroma of lavender. Combine two oils to reach new levels of self-awareness in meditation.
- Arthritis: For arthritis, back pain, muscular pain, rheumatism, or a stiff neck, use 2-3 drops in 1 ounce of carrier oil and massage on area.
- Pain Relief: The ability of rosemary essential oil to relieve pain has resulted in its extensive usage in headaches, muscle pains, sore muscles, rheumatism and even arthritis. Combine 1 part oil in 3 parts carrier oil to massage on area where pain is felt.
- Ashma: For asthma and respiratory infections, use 2-8 drops in a steam inhalation. Can also use 5-15 drops in a diffuser or 8-10 drops in bath water.
- Headaches and migraines: especially those related to gastric upset, use 2-3 drops in a hot or cold compress. Can also use 2-3 drops in a diffuser or 8-10 drops in bath water.
- Mental Focus: It is quite stimulating and is good for memory retention and staying focused and alert. It is a good choice for driving long sessions or studying for extended periods of time.
- Pain Relief: The ability of rosemary essential oil to relieve pain has resulted in its extensive usage in headaches, muscle pains, sore muscles, rheumatism and even arthritis.
- Skin Care: Rosemary oil is known for its ability to increase blood flow to the skin, and increase oxygen levels. This process rejuvenates the skin, kills bacteria and most importantly promotes new cell growth. Dilute oil with a carrier oil of about 1 part or oregano oil to 3 parts carrier oil. Best carrier oil to be used would be organic Jojoba.
- Dandruff: For dandruff and greasy hair, add 2-3 drops of oil to unscented conditioner. Leave on 3-5 minutes, then rinse.
- Hair Loss: Combine 4 drops of lavender and 4 drops of rosemary in 4 cups of water, add 3 table spoons of apple cider vinegar. Mix it up, shake it up and use it as a hair rinse. Rosemary oil will increase blood flow to scalp and rejuvenate your hair, combat dandruff and promote new healthy hair growth.
Caution: NEVER USE INTERNALLY.
- Not recommended for pregnant women and infants.
Individuals with serious and chronic health issues should consult an expert prior to using oils.
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