Rosemary

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Biological Name: Rosmarinus officinalisrosemary

Other Names: garden rosemary, rosemary plant, Rosemary

Elements Applied: Twigs and leaves are commonly applied in herbal medicine.

Active Components:

  • Phenolic acid and rosmarinic acid;
  • Volatile oil: which includes verbenol, borneol, terpineol, camphene, 3-octanone, camphor, isobutyl acetate, cineole, linalool, limonene, and so on.
  • Flavonoids: luteolin, apigenin, sinensetin, diosmetin, hispidulin, diosmin, 6-methoxygenkwanin, genkwanin, and their derivates.
  • Diterpenes like rosmariquinone, carnosolic acid and picrosalvin;
  • Other: oleanolic acid, ursolic acid, rosmaricine, triterpenes and their derivatives.

Used For: The herb is known to relieve flatulence, treat spasms, fight depression, irritate skin, relieve bacterial infections, induce urination, stimulate the brain and the whole system, relieve diarrhea, induce perspiration, and treat nervous conditions.

Rosemary stimulates the nervous system in addition to boosting blood circulation. Moreover, it may be applied to relax the digestive tract, in case its problems are induced by mental tension. Additionally, the herb can be applied for dyspepsia accompanied by flatulence, depression or headaches, linked with debility. As a topical remedy, the herb may be applied to relieve neuralgia, sciatica, and muscle pains. Plant components stimulate hair follicles and blood circulation in the area, thus being beneficial for baldness. To prevent premature hair loss, oil is mostly used.

Commonly mixed with: To relieve depression, the herb is combined with Oats, Kola, and Skullcap.

Additional Info: The herb is indigenous to the Mediterranean countries, and specially raised across the globe.

Preparation and Intake: To prepare an infusion, take 1-2 teaspoons of dry herb extract and steep it in a cup of boiling water under a cover for ten to fifteen minutes. The result is taken thrice per day.

In form of tincture the herb is applied at a quantity of 1-2 ml thrice per day.

Safety: There is no data concerning the herb’s safety level. It is possible that the plant interacts with the medicine you use. Speak to your health-care provider prior to taking the remedy.