History of Rosemary Oil
Rosemary is native to the dry, rocky areas of the Mediterranean, especially along the coast.Rosemary has been used since the time of the early Greeks and Romans. Rosemary is small evergreen plant of the mint family Lamiaceae, the leaves of plant are used to flavor foods. The genus name Rosmarinus derives from the Latin words ros and marinus, which means dew of the sea,rosemary essential oil is derived from the flowering tops of evergreen, shrubby herb.
The leaves of rosemary are dark green on the upper surface and light green on lower side.Rosemary oil has earned in spiritual practices and ceremonies as a symbol of remembrance. Rosemary is perennial herb that grows in abundance in the Mediterranean area such as, Italy, Portugal, Spain Greece and Southern France, North Africa as well as in isolated areas of Turkey, Lebanon. Native to the Mediterranean region, rosemary has naturalized throughout much of Europe and is widely grown in gardens in warm climates.
Rosemary can be found in fresh whole sprigs, in powdered form, fresh or dried in whole-leaf form. In Foods: Rosemary is used in, poultry, fish,egg dishes, seasoning meat, shellfish, vegetables, soups and fruit salads. Fresh rosemary is easy to use because of the soft leaves. It's easy to preserve the flavor of the herb.Rosemary oil and the leaves of the plant are used in the preparing various medicines.
Pure essential oil of Rosemary is used for treating arthritis, indigestion, rheumatism hair loss, improving memory and many other health conditions.
Uses & Health Benefits of Rosemary Oil
Rosemary oil and the leaves of the plant are used in preparing various medicines.
- The oil is helpful for respiratory issues and makes an excellent decongestant.
- Alpha- Pinene present in rosemary oil can also counteract unwanted effects of THC, such as anxiety and short-term memory. It works by inhibiting acetyl cholinesterase activity in the brain, which helps you retain memories.
- Alpha- Pinene present in rosemary oil act as bronchodilator, helps in bronchitis or asthma.
- Analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of rosemary oil is due to the presence of pinene, which helps in chronic pain.
- It is very helpful for mental stress, pain relief for the muscular system, blood circulation problems, de-congests the respiratory tract and is a hair and skin promoter.
- Due to the presence of Linalool in rosemary oil, it has sedative, antidepressant, anxiolytic, and immune potentiating effects
- Due to the presence of eucalyptol in rosemary it is used by many brands of cough suppressant or mouthwash.
- The natural oil of Rosemary strengthens the hair due to proper circulation of blood to the whole body. Rosemary oil is also used to treat dandruff and itchy scalp.
- These compounds have antioxidant effects.
- Rosemary essential oils is very helpful if diluted in the bath and blended massage. It can assist with gallbladder and liver problems, bronchitis, coughs, diarrhea, muscular pains, cramps, aches, constipation, colds, and rheumatism.
- Pure Rosemary oil was able to reduce or even prevent the severity of diet hylnitrosamine- induced renal dysfunction.
- Rosemary Oil hydrates the skin, it also controls the sebum production. It provides an antibacterial surface for the skin, keeping acne away, it also helps in treating eczema.