I actually got this information from a Magazine called “Freedom Leaf“. It is a magazine that is promoting the reform of medicinal use of marijuana.
Wether you agree with legalizing Marijuana or not it actually has some good arguments and ideas, one of them was this list of uses of Rosemary.
They are not just promoting cannabis they are also promoting the health benefits of most herbs and as they say the more we use herbs in our everyday life the healthier we will become.
Rosemary is native to the mediterranean and a member of the mint family Lamiaceae.
Health Properties of Rosemary
1. Research on rosemary highlight its ability to help prevent cancer and age-related skin damage, boost the functioning of the liver and act as a mild diuretic to help reduce swelling.
2. Shown to increase the blood flow to the head and brain, improving memory concentration.
If you have a rosemary plant, whether it’s in a pot or in the garden, when you come home from work each day or on your way to work, pick a small piece of rosemary and give it a good sniff and you will be surprised how good it makes you feel. Gives your head a cool, clear, fresh feeling.
3. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, rosemary has been shown to have antioxidant properties that can prevent free radicals from damaging cell membranes and altering DNA which can result in cell death.
4. Physiotherapy research confirms that rosemary increases circulation by dilating arteries and noted that this herb possesses antioxidant properties that reduce atherosclerosis risk in young healthy adults by improving serum activity
5. It also contains anti-inflammatory compounds that may make it useful for reducing the severity of asthma attacks.
6. Extremely rich in many B-complex vitamins, such as folic acid, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine and riboflavin.
7. Extractions of rosemary when applied over scalp have stimulating function on the hair-bulbs and help prevent premature baldness and restore hair growth.
8. Rosemary tea – good remedy for removing nervous headache, colds and depression.
9. Use the tea as a gargle to help heal mouth ulcers, sores and as a mouth wash.