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Rosemary an essential overall health herb.

Updated: May 27

Rosemary oil (Rosmarinus officinalis) has several potential benefits, especially when used in aromatherapy or applied topically. Here are some of its advantages:

Improved Cognitive Function: Rosemary oil may enhance memory, concentration, and mental clarity. Inhaling its aroma can help boost focus and alertness. The smell of rosemary affects cognition, increasing speed and accuracy of brain function. Studies in children have noted that having rosemary aroma in the classroom had a greater impact with higher memory scores than without. When we smell rosemary, the olfactory system is activated, which is closely linked with the brain area involving memory and emotion.

A large Rosemary bush
Rosemary bush

Stress Relief: The pleasant scent of rosemary oil can promote relaxation and reduce stress. Consider using it in a diffuser or adding a few drops to your bath.

Rosemary has been shown to reduce cortisol levels in the body, cortisol is released when the body is stressed, by using rosemary it helps to regulate stress in the body. It also may influence the neurotransmitters like acetylcholine which helps to stimulate relaxation.

Hair Health: Rosemary oil is often used to promote hair growth and improve scalp health. It may help reduce dandruff and strengthen hair follicles. Mix rosemary oil with a carrier oil and massage into the scalp.

Antioxidant Properties: Rosemary oil contains antioxidants that protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. These antioxidants contribute to overall health, use steam inhalation or a diffuser.

Pain Relief: When diluted and massaged onto sore muscles or joints, rosemary oil may provide relief from pain and inflammation.

Buy Rosemary fresh and make a fresh tea, benefits show this can help reduce inflammation in the body, and has also been associated with helping to protect against cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. With type 2 diabetes studies have shown it can lower blood sugar levels by enhancing glucose absorption into the body.

Remember if you are on medications, always check with your GP/Doctor before taking alternative treatments.

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