Rosemary is a member of the mint family and is native to the Mediterranean. It has been used in fold medicine for thousands of years for great health benefits. Rosemary shouldn’t be used on children under four. Use frankincense for many of the same benefits.
Rosemary is extremely high in antioxidants and Carnosol. Carnosol is found is Rosemary and mountain sage and is known to be anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory. Studies have shown Rosemary having promising results for, lung, Prostate, liver, leukemia and breast cancers (1).
Rosemary mixed with lavender can lower the salivary cortisol levels, which are the stress hormones in the body. By lowering salivary cortisol levels it not only reduces stress but can help to reduce chance of chronic disease.
Rosemary has been used throughout our history to treat gastrointestinal issues. It works by improving bile flow and decreasing plasma liver enzymes, which is linked to type 2 diabetes. By improving bile flow, liver and gallbladder functions, the body can more easily absorb nutrients and dispose of toxins.
Rosemary enhances alertness and calms for clearer thinking. It has been used for many years for its memory enhancing capabilities and it is recommended to use in school or when learning something new. It has also showed promising results for Alzheimer’s. For best results inhale Rosemary in the morning and Lavender before bed.
When Rosemary is applied to the scalp it can help increase hair growth, decrease the chance of gray hair, prevents baldness, dandruff and dry scalp. For best results add to shampoo and conditioner.